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Brilliant Classics embarked on a daring project in the year 2000, the year of the 250th anniversary of Johann Sebastian Bach’s death: this budget label decided to release a complete set of Bach’s works. They were not the only label to do so – Teldec and Haenssler both did as well – but the Brilliant Classics set stands out for several reasons. First, they attempted (though did not fully succeed) to create a complete set entirely recorded on period instruments, using historically informed performances. As their web site states, “The new recordings follow scrupulously the newest developments and insights offered by the leading Early Music scholars as regards the performance practice of Baroque music in general and the music of Bach in particular.” Well, not all the instruments are truly period instruments, and one cannot say the that performances are 100% historically informed, but this is not much of a problem, and there is no reason for this to be seen as essentially negative.

This set stands out for one very important reason: some 65% of the 160 CDs in this set were newly recorded (the remainder was licensed from other labels), including Bach’s almost 200 sacred cantatas. The scale of this project is such that one could call it folly. Recording 200 cantatas – or about 60 hours of music – in 15 months is as mad as building a cathedral or digging a tunnel across the English Channel. In fact, one could think that any conductor who would be willing to attempt such a feat is simple crazy.

Not at all. In fact, if one thing stands out in this set, it is the 60 CDs of sacred cantatas, recorded in unique conditions, by a man who had never recorded any such quantity of music before.

The Cantatas

In October 1999, the first boxes of these cantatas, each containing 5 CDs, appeared on the shelves of the Krudivat drug store chain in the Netherlands. Some 500 stores started selling Bach cantatas next to aspirin and film; on the surface, this can seem ridiculous. But, at the unprecedented price of DFL 14.95 per box – roughly $1.25 per CD – Dutch people became fans of Bach’s cantatas. More than 100,000 copies of each box were sold in two years in the Netherlands alone, far more than most classical discs sell in the entire world. An amazing feat for such “obscure” music.

Pieter Jan Leusink, conductor of Holland Boys Choir and Netherlands Bach Collegium and artistic director of the Cantatas project, managed somehow, against all odds, to create a true best-seller out of what is arguably some of the finest music in the western world, but music which is generally considered to be “difficult”.

The two other labels who released complete sets of Bach’s works, Teldec and Haenssler, did indeed record new discs for their sets, but each of them already had the cantatas in the box. Teldec had the groundbreaking first complete recording of the cantatas by Gustav Leonhardt and Nicolas Harnoncourt, and Haenssler had the later set by Helmut Rilling. Yet the Brilliant Classics set is, oddly enough, the first complete digital recording of the cantatas. (It should be noted that two other complete sets are ongoing: one by Maasaki Suzuki, for Bis, and another by Ton Koopman, for Erato.)

The cantatas were initially panned by critics outside of the Netherlands, and some within, on their release. Of course, one just naturally assumes that such a quick recording schedule must lead to poor-quality work. In fact, I remember when I first heard about the set, on the Internet, and people were basically dismissing it as second-rate. But as time went on, more people discovered this set and found it to be not so bad; in fact, it really is quite good. Naturally, it has its weaknesses, but these weaknesses are no more apparent than in the other two complete sets, those by Rilling and Leonhardt/Harnoncourt. The former can be criticized for his hybrid approach between baroque music and modern forces and instruments; the latter is often criticized for the choice of boys to sing all the solo voices, leading to some very poor performances by boys whose voices are not up to the emotional intensity of the music.

But Leusink is not as dogmatic as Leonhardt/Harnoncourt, nor is he as free in his choices as Rilling. He manages to maintain a rare level of emotion and energy throughout the almost 200 cantatas; he used basically the same musicians, choir and soloists for each cantata. On the other hand, Leonhardt and Harnoncourt were unable to do so, because it took them nearly 20 years to record their set. While Leusink’s cantatas may have some weaknesses due to the way they were recorded – they were not recorded in their entirety, for reasons of time; on certain days, only choral movements were recorded, on others arias, in order to not have the musicians sit around doing nothing. So, not one of the cantatas was actually performed completely for this set. There are occasional cantatas where this seems evident, where there is a lack of coherence among the different movements. Nevertheless, listening to the entire set, rather than focusing on individual cantatas, one is truly amazed by the quality of the music.

To choose just one cantata to look at more closely, I have selected one of the most moving cantatas, the Actus Tragicus (Gottes Zeit ist die allerbeste Zeit – God’s Time is the Best Time) BWV 106. This cantata opens with a slow, haunting sonatina, an instrumental movement played on two recorders against a lush background of viols and organ continuo. This is one of Bach’s most memorable instrumental movements among his cantatas, and is played well – the balance of the instruments is fine, though a bit rough. The second section of the cantata is a long vocal section opening with four soloists (soprano, alto, tenor and bass) singing together. Many recordings of this cantata use a choir for this section, but recent recordings have featured a one-voice-per-part strategy here, as does this one. The texture of this is excellent, although the balance between the voices wavers a bit. The tenor, bass and soprano each have ariosos within this section. Tenor Knut Schock enters a bit heavily, but his voice is quite appropriate for the melancholy tone of his section. Bass Bas Ramselarr has a slightly dark, yet clear voice. His section features a delightful accompaniment by the two recorders – in an interesting counterpoint with such a deep voice – and, again, the balance is slightly off, his voice sometimes drowning out the recorders just a bit. Soprano Marjon Strijk has an interesting voice – slightly airy, a bit weak, but very attractive in its naiveté. She sounds almost like a boy soprano, with a wispy voice that is nevertheless pure and even. While her tone wavers at times, she is very enjoyable. The third section uses the viols to their fullest, giving the unique texture this instrument brings to vocal music. Alto Syste Buwalda is a conundrum – at times excellent, at others weak, his diction is a problem. His voice does not always sound clear, although his tone is excellent. The final section of this cantata is a coro, with a lively, optimistic tone. Again, it is sung here in one-voice-per-part, giving a beautiful texture. All in all, this cantata is indicative of the entire series – with high points and low points, some singers are fine, others weak, it is a mixed bag, yet still maintains an excellent overall tone and feeling.

The secular cantatas included are a recording made by Peter Schreier in the 1970s. Schreier is perhaps the finest evangelist in Bach’s sacred vocal works, and has proved to be a very competent conductor of these works as well. His secular cantatas are very well-performed, and feature excellent soloists, such as Schreier, sopranos Edith Mathis and Arleen Augér, bass Theo Adam among others. The choirs on these recordings is not, perhaps, the best, but the overall sound is quite good.

Sacred Vocal Works

Here, again, Brilliant Classics has licensed recordings of the passions, masses and other works. The St. Matthew and St. John passions are good recordings by the Brandenburg Consort and the King’s College Choir; I find these two passions to be a bit weak, and this is a shame.

The B Minor Mass is a fine performance by The Sixteen and Harry Christophers, which is subtle and well-sung. The choir, which is fairly large at 26 singers (whereas some recordings in recent years have used much smaller groups) is nevertheless of a size that allows the individual voices to stand out in the choral melange. The instrumentalists also play in perfect balance with the choir – the obbligato instruments fit perfectly with the vocal texture, and the overall sound of the orchestra is excellent.

Among the other vocal works – a total of 37 CDs – are some interesting works which are not recorded often: a collection of chorales, based on hymns, and Bach’s “sacred songs”. Most Bach lovers are unfamiliar with these works, which, while not being masterpieces, are fine music.

Orchestral Works

Many of the works in this set were licensed from other labels; a total of about 35% of the 160 CDs were obtained in this manner. Naturally, Brilliant Classics could not afford to get the best baroque performers – this is a super budget set – but one thing that the listener discovers in this set is that there are many fine, even excellent “second tier” performers of Bach’s music. Many of the instrumental ensembles whose recordings are in this set are excellent. The Consort of London, for example, is a pleasant surprise. They perform the Brandenburg Concertos and the Orchestral Suites. Their Brandenburg set is an excellent performance of these concertos; the tempi are excellent; this is no staid, boring performance, as is too often the case, where the concertos are played far too slowly as though they are monuments rather than living music. The musicians here have found the right rhythms and give these pieces energy and emotion. The Orchestral Suites come across with the same vigor and energy, and these two sets of orchestral music are, in my opinion, among the best available on disc.

Chamber Music

Bach’s “chamber music” includes a variety of works, from sonatas for violin and harpsichord to trio sonatas, from flute pieces to sonatas for viola da gamba and harpsichord. One disc that stands out is the Trio Sonnerie’s recording of the violin sonatas BWV 1021 and 1023, on a CD that also includes trio sonatas BWV 1038 and 1039 performed by two other ensembles. The performance of the violin sonatas sparkles, with the musicians, Monica Huggett on violin, Sarah Cunningham on viol, and Mitze Meyerson on harpsichord, clearly enjoying every second of this music. The two trio sonatas on the same CD, played by the Ensemble Il Quadrifoglio and the Bach Ensemble Heidelberg, are good recordings, but nothing special.

Solo Instrumental Works

Some of Bach’s finest music is for solo instruments (other than the keyboard). His suites for solo cello, his sonatas and partitas for solo violin, and his lute works are among the most poignant and moving music he wrote.

The recording of the cello suits, by Robert Cohen, is a magnificent version of these amazing works. He these suites at relatively slow tempi, and plays all repeats. His reading of these works is highly personal, and his flexibility concerning tempi can be a bit disturbing at first – in some movements he plays the repeats much slower than the first expositions. Nevertheless, this gives this version a unique individuality that many other cellists lack. Cohen plays the music without showing off; it is clear that he is interested in the inner music that lies under the surface of these works.

The lute works are an excellent recording by Jakob Lindberg, recorded for Bis. He is a fine performer, and his playing is crystal-clear, though occasionally lacking in emotion; at times, his playing is a bit hesitant – something often heard on this instrument – but this does not mar the overall tone of these recordings.

The solo violin works are one of the major weak points in this set. It is quite a shame, because these are some of Bach’s finest compositions. Mark Lubotsky suffers from an overuse of vibrato, making some of the movements sound like Gypsy music, and from a very poor rhythmic feel for the pieces. In some of the faster movements, it sounds as if he is rushing so much that he totally loses the flow.

Organ Works

The 17 CDs of organ music included in this set are by Hans Fagius, a set that was originally released by Bis records in Sweden. This is a fine set, indeed one of the best complete recordings of Bach’s organ music. Fagius demonstrates a magnificent understanding of Bach’s organ music, and the instruments used are excellent. One work, however, is lacking: the Art of Fugue played on the organ. It is included here only in a harpsichord version, although it is often played on the organ. (There is also no orchestral version of the work, either; but, you can’t have everything!)

One work that stands out is the huge Partite diverse sopra “Sei gugrüsset, Jesu gütig”, BWV 768. This long work, at over 19 minutes, is a series of variations of a choral prelude. After an initial presentation of the chorale, Bach takes off in his most brilliant set of variations for the organ. Using every resource available for the organ, he displays an incredible variety of styles, from simple two-part sections to elaborate counterpoint. Fagius’ performance of this piece is excellent, and he uses a wide range of registrations.

Keyboard Works

One of the advantages and disadvantages of this set as compared to the Teldec and Haenssler sets is that all the keyboard music is recorded on the harpsichord. This is an advantage because Bach wrote most of his keyboard music for the harpsichord – the piano was only invented near the end of his life. Not that there is anything wrong with playing Bach’s music on the piano; I am instrument-agnostic. But there is a certain coherence here that arises from the constant use of the harpsichord.

Yet, this is also a disadvantage. The Haenssler set, in particular, features some unique, little-recorded instruments – there is a magnificent disc of music for the lautenwerk, or lute-harpsichord; there is a fair amount of music recorded on the clavichord; and, Robert Hill’s masterful recording of the Well-Tempered Clavier – one of the finest on disc – is recorded on several instruments: harpsichord, clavichord, fortepiano and organ.

In any case, the keyboard box in this set is excellent. On 23 CDs, some wonderful performers are present. Joseph Payne’s French Suites (originally recorded for Bis) are among the finest recordings of these popular works. Payne’s approach to these suites is intimate and reserved, yet he does not hesitate to play somewhat more freely in the repetitions of the various movements. His interpretation is clear and unambiguous; firm in, say the first suite, more delicate, almost dainty in the sixth suite. Under Joseph Payne’s fingers, these works take on a new feeling.

Pieter-Jan Belder’s Partitas are sensitive and moving, though they do not approach the excellent recording by Trevor Pinnock, which is part of the Haenssler set. Belder has a judicious approach to the Partitas, though it could be considered a bit conservative.

The Well-Tempered Clavier is arguably Bach’s greatest collection of keyboard pieces. The recording here by Leon Berben is a mixed bag. The sound of his harpsichord has both good and bad points – it is an attractive instrument, but it suffers from a bit too much reverb. His playing is adequate, but his interpretation of the works ranges from inspired, in some of the pieces, to confused in others. It sometimes sounds as if he is right at home with the music, but, at other times, he seems to be unfamiliar with it, playing hesitantly.

Pieter-Jan Belder’s Goldberg Variations are quite good. He has a light, delicate touch in the opening aria, which starts this work out in a very attractive tone. His harpsichord, a Ruckers copy, sounds magnificent – just the right level of presence and strength. It sounds as though the instrument was miked very closely, giving a crisp sound, with each string’s plucking being heard very clearly. Often, such recording leads to a bad sound, but here it works very well. His playing is lively in the faster variations, and sensitive in the slower ones. This is indeed a fine performance.

How can one conclude such a review? With a simple yes or no recommendation? Well, if it were that simple, I would give a resounding “yes”; I do, indeed, highly recommend this set. I have recordings of all of Bach’s works, and did before receiving this set – I have some 700 Bach CDs – yet I was delighted and surprised as I listened to the many pearls that I discovered in this set.

There are some drawbacks, though, mostly those inherent in buying any such complete set. While many of the recordings are excellent, there are some which are mediocre. Nevertheless, the good ones do outweigh the lemons, and, if you like Bach’s music, you owe it to yourself to get this set – at its super-bargain price, even those recordings you don’t like will not cause too much disappointment, but the quality of the excellent ones is such that you will certainly be delighted. (Note that the cost of some of the recordings in this set that have been licensed from other labels would far exceed the total cost of the entire set.) If only to have the 60 CDs of sacred cantatas, and to discover what is an incredible collection of moving and memorable music, this set is worth having. Treat yourself to 160 CDs of Bach, then, take a few weeks off to enjoy this music.

BACH EDITION VOLUME 1, Orchestral Works & Concertos

WORKS
Brandenburg Concertos, Orchestral Suitesc Violin concertos, Harpsichord concertos, Concertos for 2, 3, & 4 cembalos & strings, Double Concertos

ARTISTS
Consort of London, Robert Haydon Clark; Emmy Verhey, violin, Camerata Antonio Lucio, Christine Schornsheim, harpsichord; Neues Bachisches Collegium Musicum, Burkhard Glaetzner Netherlands Bach Ensemble, Krijn Koetsveld, Anton Heiller, harpsichord; I Solisti di Zagreb, Antonio Janigro

BACH EDITION VOLUME 2,Vocal Works Vol.I

WORKS
Mass in B Minor, 4 masses, Motets, Easter Oratorio, Schemellis Gesangbuch

ARTISTS
Catherine Dubosc, Catherine Denley, James Bowman, John Mark Ainsley, Michael George, The Sixteen Choir & Orchestra, Harry Christophers, Krahmer, Burmeister, Schreier, Adam, Dresdner Kreuzchor, Dresdner Philharmonie, Martin Flämig Ensemble Vocal de Lausanne, Michel Corboz Motettenchor Pforzheim, Südwestdeutsches Kammerorchester, prof. Rolf Schweitzer Georg Jelden, baritone; Heinz Schauffer, organ Cristine Brenk, soprano; Anne Greiling, alto; Frank Bossert, tenor; Thomas Pfeiffer, bass; Trompetenensemble Pfeiffer

BACH EDITION VOLUME 3, Keyboard Works Vol.I

WORKS
The Welltempered Clavier, Partitas, Goldberg variations, Italian Concerto, Chromatic Fantasy & Fugue, French Overture Sonatas, Suites, Preludes & Fugues (works from the period 1700-1710)

ARTISTS
Léon Berben, Pieter-Jan Belder, Christiane Wuyts, harpsichord

BACH EDITION VOLUME 4, Cantatas Vol.I

WORKS
BWV 80-82 & 61 BWV 16-170 & 133 BWV 97-132 & 72 BWV 113 & 42 BWV 33-56 & 37

ARTISTS
Holland Boys Choir; Netherlands Bach Collegium; Ruth Holton, soprano; Sytse Buwalda, alto; Nico van der Meel, tenor; Knut Schoch, tenor; Bas Ramselaar, bass; Piet Jan Leusink, conductor

BACH EDITION VOLUME 5, Cantatas Vol.II

WORKS
BWV 92-54 & 44 BWV 111, 159, 165 & 22 BWV 114-57 & 155 BWV 98-188 & 23 BWV 135-86-85 & 167

ARTISTS
Holland Boys Choir; Netherlands Bach Collegium; Ruth Holton, soprano; Sytse Buwalda, alto; Nico van der Meel, tenor; Knut Schoch, tenor; Bas Ramselaar, bass; Pieter Jan Leusink ,conductor Recording: April – September 1999

BACH EDITION VOLUME 6, Organ Works Vol.I

WORKS
Orgelwerke Vol. I

ARTIST
Hans Fagius, organ

BACH EDITION VOLUME 7, Secular Cantatas

WORKS
BWV 36c, 209 & 203 BWV 201, 202 & 210 BWV 204 & 208, 205 & 207 BWV 206 & 215, 211 & 212 BWV 213 & 214

ARTISTS
Edith Mathis, Arleen Augér, Lucia Popp, Soprano / Sopran Carolyn Watkinson, Julia Hamari, Alto / Alt Peter Schreier, Tenor Theo Adam, Siegfried Lorenz, Bass Berliner Solisten, Kammerorchester Berlin Peter Schreier, Conductor / Dirigent

BACH EDITION VOLUME 8, Cantatas Vol. III

WORKS
BWV 172 & BWV 182 & BWV 90 BWV 106 & BWV 199 & BWV 161 BWV 99 & BWV 35 & BWV 17 BWV 123 & BWV 87 & BWV 173 BWV 117 & BWV 153 & BWV 168

ARTISTS
Holland Boys Choir; Netherlands Bach Collegium; Ruth Holton, soprano; Marjon Strijk, soprano; Sytse Buwalda, alto; Nico van der Meel, tenor; Knut Schoch, tenor; Bas Ramselaar, bass; Pieter Jan Leusink ,conductor Recording: October – November 1

BACH EDITION VOLUME 9, Cantatas Vol. IV

WORKS
BWV 130 & BWV 138 & BWV 81 BWV 149 & BWV 69 & BWV 169 BWV 45 & BWV 150 & BWV 122 BWV 116 & BWV 13 & BWV 144 BWV 102 & BWV 7 & BWV 196

ARTISTS
Holland Boys Choir; Netherlands Bach Collegium; Ruth Holton, soprano; Marjon Strijk, soprano; Sytse Buwalda, alto; Nico van der Meel, tenor; Knut Schoch, tenor; Bas Ramselaar, bass; Pieter Jan Leusink ,conductor

BACH EDITION VOLUME 10, Passions

WORKS
Matthæus Passion, Johannes Passion, Markus Passion, Lukas Passion

ARTISTS
The Choir of King’s College, Cambridge The Choir of Jesus College, Cambridge The Brandenburg Consort The Ring Ensemble of Finland European Union Baroque Orchestra, Roy Goodman Balinger Kantorei Kammerorchester Collegium Musicum Tübingen Gerhard Rehm, conductor

BACH EDITION VOLUME 11, Cantatas Vol.V

WORKS
BWV 46 & BWV 107 & BWV 179 BWV 6 & BWV 163 & BWV 96 BWV 178 & BWV 156 & BWV 27 BWV 115 & BWV 55 & BWV 94 BWV 26 & BWV 164 & BWV 139 ARTISTS
Holland Boys Choir; Netherlands Bach Collegium; Ruth Holton, soprano; Marjon Strijk, soprano; Sytse Buwalda, alto; Nico van der Meel, tenor; Knut Schoch, tenor; Marcel Beekman, tenor; Bas Ramselaar, bass; Pieter Jan Leusink, conductor Recording: November – December 1999

BACH EDITION VOLUME 12, Cantatas Vol. VI

WORKS
BWV 103 & BWV 185 & BWV 2 BWV 60 & BWV 78 & BWV 151 BWV 128 & BWV 154 & BWV 62 BWV 192 & BWV 93 & BWV 145 & BWV 171 BWV 8 & BWV 186 & BWV 3

ARTISTS
Holland Boys Choir; Netherlands Bach Collegium; Ruth Holton, soprano; Marjon Strijk, soprano; Sytse Buwalda, alto; Nico van der Meel, tenor; Knut Schoch, tenor; Marcel Beekman, tenor; Bas Ramselaar, bass; Pieter Jan Leusink, conductor Recording: November – December 1999

BACH EDITION VOLUME 13, Keyboard Works Vol. II

WORKS
English Suites, Concerto Transcriptions, French Suites, Toccatas, Art of Fugue, Sonatas, Suites, Fantasias Preludes & Fugues, Inventionen & Sinfonias

ARTISTS
Bob van Asperen, Pieter Dirksen, Joseph Payne, Menno van Delft, Pieter-Jan Belder, harpsichord

BACH EDITION VOLUME 14, Cantatas Vol. VII

WORKS
BWV 198 & BWV 110 BWV 73 & BWV 125 & BWV 157 BWV 9 & BWV 91 & BWV 47 BWV 152 & BWV 121 & BWV 166 BWV 36 & BWV 184 & BWV 129 ARTISTS
Holland Boys Choir; Netherlands Bach Collegium; Ruth Holton, soprano; Marjon Strijk, soprano; Sytse Buwalda, alto; Nico van der Meel, tenor; Knut Schoch, tenor; Bas Ramselaar, bass; Pieter Jan Leusink, conductor Recording: January – February 2000

BACH EDITION VOLUME 15, Cantatas Vol. VIII

WORKS
BWV 140 & BWV 88 & BWV 79 BWV 194 & BWV 176 & BWV 89 BWV 100 & BWV 108 & BWV 18 BWV 40 & BWV 84 & BWV 30 BWV 136 & BWV 187 & BWV 49

ARTISTS
Holland Boys Choir; Netherlands Bach Collegium; Ruth Holton, soprano; Marjon Strijk, soprano; Sytse Buwalda, alto; Marcel Beekman, tenor; Robert Getchell, tenor; Nico van der Meel, tenor; Knut Schoch, tenor; Bas Ramselaar, bass; Pieter Jan Leusink, conductor Recording: January – February 2000

BACH EDITION VOLUME 16, Chamber Music

WORKS
Sonate e partite per Violino Solo, Cello Suites 1 – 6, Flute Sonatas BWV 1030 – 1035, Partita BWV1013, Lute Works BWV 995 – 1000, Viola da Gamba Sonatas, A Musical Offering BWV 1079, Violin Sonatas BWV 1014 – 1019,

ARTISTS
Mark Lubotsky, violin; Robert Cohen, cello; Stephen Preston, flute; Trevor Pinnock, harpsichord; Jordi Savall, Viola da gamba; Jakob Lindberg, lute; John Dornenburg, Viola da gamba; Malcolm Proud, Harpsichord; Nederlands Bach Ensemble; Luis Otavio Santos, violin; Pieter-Jan Belder, harpsichord; Trio Sonnerie: Monica Hugget, violin; Sarah Cunningham, Viola da gamba; Mitzi Meyerson, harpsichord; Ensemble Il Quadrilfoglio

BACH EDITION VOLUME 17, Vocal Works Vol. II

WORKS
Weihnachtsoratorium BWV 248, Himmelfahrts-Oratorium BWV11 BWV 82a & BWV 238 Tilge, Höchster, meine Sünden BWV 1083 BWV 118 & BWV 200 & BWV 231 Magnificat BWV 243 Choräle

ARTISTS
Arleen Augér; Annelies Burmeister; Peter Schreier; Theo Adam; Dresdner Kreuzchor; Dresdner Philharmonie; Martin Fläming; Marion Strijk; Systse Buwalda; Knut Schoch; Bas Ramselaar; Holland Boys Choir; Nederlands Bach Collegium; Pieter Jan Leusink The Sixteen Choir & Orchestra; Harry Christophers; Nordic Chamber Choir; Soloists of the Freiburger Barockorchester; Nicol Matt

BACH EDITION VOLUME 18, Cantatas Vol. IX

WORKS
BWV 195, BWV 1 & BWV 63 BWV 51, BWV 32 & BWV 14 BWV 109, BWV 58 & BWV 162 BWV 104, BWV 83, BWV 50 & BWV 183 BWV 5, BWV 38 & BWV 20

ARTISTS
Holland Boys Choir; Netherlands Bach Collegium; Ruth Holton, soprano; Marjon Strijk, soprano; Sytse Buwalda, alto; Marcel Beekman, tenor; Robert Getchell, tenor; Nico van der Meel, tenor; Knut Schoch, tenor; Bas Ramselaar, bass; Pieter Jan Leusink, conductor Recording: January – February 2000

BACH EDITION VOLUME Vol.19, Cantatas Vol. X

WORKS
BWV 146, BWV 28 & BWV 48 BWV 39, BWV 143, BWV 175 & BWV 65 BWV 180, BWV 197 & BWV 52 BWV 137, BWV 25, BWV 119 & BWV 43 BWV 75, BWV 59 & BWV 21

ARTISTS
Holland Boys Choir; Netherlands Bach Collegium; Ruth Holton, soprano; Marjon Strijk, soprano; Sytse Buwalda, alto; Marcel Beekman, tenor; Nico van der Meel, tenor; Knut Schoch, tenor; Bas Ramselaar, bass; Pieter Jan Leusink, conductor Recording: June – July 2000

BACH EDITION VOLUME 20, Cantatas Vol. XI

WORKS
BWV 101, 127, 95 & 124 BWV 12, 74 & 177 BWV 71, 76 & 10 BWV 64, 134 & 105 BWV 4, 158, 131 & 70

ARTISTS
Holland Boys Choir; Netherlands Bach Collegium; Ruth Holton, soprano; Marjon Strijk, soprano; Sytse Buwalda, alto; Marcel Beekman, tenor; Nico van der Meel, tenor; Knut Schoch, tenor; Bas Ramselaar, bass; Pieter Jan Leusink, conductor Recording: June – July 2000

BACH EDITION VOLUME 21, Cantatas Vol. XII

WORKS
BWV 147, 181 & 66 BWV 148, 174, 112 & 68 BWV 77, 24, 126 & 67 BWV 34, 31 & 19 BWV 41, 29 & 120 ARTISTS
Holland Boys Choir; Netherlands Bach Collegium; Ruth Holton, soprano; Marjon Strijk, soprano; Sytse Buwalda, alto; Marcel Beekman, tenor; Nico van der Meel, tenor; Knut Schoch, tenor; Bas Ramselaar, bass; Pieter Jan Leusink, conductor Recording: June – July 2000

BACH EDITION VOLUME 22, Organ Works Vol. II

WORKS
Orgelwerke Vol. II ARTIST
Hans Fagius, organ

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