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 for a Christmas performance 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".
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Performers: Monika Frimmer (soprano), Kerstin Klein (soprano), Kai Wessel (alto), Hermann Oswald (tenore), Andreas Scheibner (basso) – Dresdner Kammerchor, Dresdner Barockorchester – Hans-Christoph Rademann
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