Conductor: Natalie Stutzman, Soloist: Martina Jankova, sopran, Lidija Jovanovic, alt and Leon Kosavic, baryton Contributory: Stavanger Symfonikor
Program: Bach: Juleoratoriet, kantate I-III
SSO: Christmas Oratorio (german: Weihnachtsoratorium) is one of the most famous and performed work by Johann Sebastian Bach. Many have written Christmas oratorios, Bach's is definitely the most famous one.
The work was composed between 1734 and 1735 and is actually a cycle of six cantatas for the holidays, The first part (for Christmas Day) describes the Birth of Jesus, the second (for December 26) the annunciation to the shepherds, the third (for December 27) the adoration of the shepherds, the fourth (for New Year's Day) the circumcision and naming of Jesus, the fifth (for the first Sunday after New Year) the journey of the Magi, and the sixth (for Epiphany) the adoration of the Magi.
The opening chorale Jauchzet, frohlocket origins directly from the opening choir "BWV 214 Tönet, ihr Pauken! Erschallet, Trompeten!", written in 1733 for Maria Josepha's, the Queen of Poland's, birthday.
Using already existing pieces was not rare in Bach's time. This has origins in music seen from a handicraft perspective, an understanding that all music creates one unity, with focus on the total effect of the piece, especially on the entry.
- Last Updated: 11/22/2016
- Source: Region Stavanger
SSO Christmas Oratorio
- December 8, 2016 - December 8, 2016