Gottfried August Homilius: Christmas oratorio. "Die Freude der Hirten über die Geburt Jesu"


Festive Christmas music from the Dresden Frauenkirche: In his Christmas oratorio Homilius created a unique sound picture of the events of Christmas from the point of view of the shepherds. The subtly varied use of a large, festive orchestral apparatus, chorus and soloists determines the extremely many-sided character of this long forgotten Christmas music. The Christmas cantata Der Himmel steht uns wieder offen by Christian August Jacobi, also recorded on this CD, is, especially in its handling of the recitatives, a deeply-felt and expressive musical setting of the Christmas message of the birth of Christ. The concert is directed by the internationally renowned trumpeter and conductor Ludwig Güttler, one of the initiators and inspirers of the rebuilding of the Dresden Frauenkirche.


Compact Disc

12,5 x 14 cm, CD, digipac
EUR19,90 / copies

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2 Works Show


Ludwig Güttler Personal details


Sächsisches Vocalensemble Personal details
Virtuosi Saxoniae Personal details

Soloist - soprano

Christiane Kohl Personal details

Soloist - alto

Annette Markert Personal details

Soloist - tenor

Marcus Ullmann Personal details

Soloist - bass

Tobias Berndt Personal details


[...] Das ist Barock, wie man ihn heute hören möchte!

Andrea Braun
Musik und Kirche, Nov./Dez. 2008


[...] This disc adds something interesting to the Baroque repertoire on records.

J.F. Weber
Fanfare, March/April 2009