Telemann: Machet die Tore weit. carus music

Georg Philipp Telemann

Let all the gates be raised

Kantate zum 1. Advent

TVWV 1:1074


Telemann's cantata output is estimated at about 1,700 works, well exceeding his contemporary, J.S. Bach. The five-part cantata Machet die Tore weit (“Open wide the gates”) was composed for the 1st Sunday in Advent in 1719. The lively character of the composition requires lightness and ease in singing, especially in the opening chorus, before the heartbreaking, deeply touching soprano aria Jesu, komm in meine Seele (“Jesus, come into my soul”) begins.

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Performers: Barbara Ullrich (soprano), Heidi Rieß (alto), Oly Pfeiff (tenore), Bruce Abel (basso) – Motettenchor Stuttgart, Ensemble '76 Stuttgart – Günter Graulich


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