J. S. Bach: Magnificat in D BWV 243. Carus Choir Coach

Johann Sebastian Bach

Magnificat in D

BWV 243


Bach composed particularly demanding and difficult works in his first year in Leipzig in 1723. These include the Magnificat, first written in E flat major and reworked about eight years later into the present D major version. This work requires an experienced chorus, as the parts are almost instrumentally conceived and rich in coloratura writing. The extremely agile vocal parts, with many large interval leaps, need to be thoroughly understood, and the position of each line within the dense web of other parts securely grasped. Examples of such tricky passages include the rapidly following entries at "Omnes generationes", and the long coloratura sixteenth note passages at "Fecit potentiam".

The Carus Choir Coach offers choir singers the unique opportunity to study and learn their own, individual choral parts within the context of the sound of the entire choir and orchestra. For every vocal range a separate CD containing each choir part is available. The CD is based on recorded interpretations by renowned artists who have performed the work from carefully prepared Carus Urtext editions. Each choir part is presented in three different versions:
  • Original recording
  • Coach: each voice part strongly emphasized, with the original recording sounding in the background
  • Coach in slow mode: the tempo of the coach slows down to 70% of the original version – through this reduction passages can be learned more effectively.


Compact Disc, mp3, Practice-CD, soprano

EUR15,00 / copies

Compact Disc, mp3, Practice-CD, alto

EUR15,00 / copies

Compact Disc, mp3, Practice-CD, tenore

EUR15,00 / copies

Compact Disc, mp3, Practice-CD, basso

EUR15,00 / copies

Product information


Hans-Christoph Rademann Personal details

Soloist - soprano

Monika Frimmer Personal details
Kerstin Klein Personal details

Soloist - alto

Kai Wessel Personal details

Soloist - tenor

Hermann Oswald Personal details

Soloist - bass

Andreas Scheibner Personal details


Dresdner Barockorchester Personal details


Dresdner Kammerchor Personal details

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Paul Horn Personal details


Jean Lunn Personal details


Johann Sebastian Bach Personal details