Tag: Emma Kirkby

  • Bach Magnifcat

    Magnificat in E-flat Major BWV 243a Composed in Leipzig, 1728-1731. First performed in Leipzig on either July 2nd or Christmas Day – December 25th, 1723.  Note: This work is not to be confused with Bach’s Magnificat in D Major (BWV 243) which is a revision of BWV 243a. This is my favorite performance of this […]

  • More on Bach's Mass in B Minor

    I just posted recently about Bach’s Mass in B Minor (BWV 232), but I had to post again after discovering my favorite recording of this work on YouTube! Here is a recording by the Taverner Consort and Players directed by Andrew Parrott in which  historically informed performance (HIP) practices are used. The alto parts are […]

  • Bach's St. Matthew Passion

      J.S. Bach’s St. Matthew Passion (Matthäus-Passion) Passion in 2 Parts – BWV 244 Bach composed this work in Leipzig during 1727 for the Good Friday vesper services. The Choir of King’s College Chapel Cambridge The Choir of Jesus College Cambridge  (Soprano in ripieno) Soloists: Evangelist: Rogers Covey-Crump (Tenor) Jesus: Michael George (Bass) Emma Kirkby […]