Bach – Motets

Bach – Motets

Vocalconsort Leipzig

Johann Sebastian Bach
Complete Motets

Vocalconsort Leipzig

Gregor Meyer, conductor
Ulrike Becker, cello
Tilman Schmidt, violon,
Martin Steuber, lute

programme:
Lobet den Herrn, alle Heiden, BWV 230
Komm, Jesu, komm, BWV 229
Der Geist hilft meiner Schwachheit auf, BWV 226
Jesu meine Freude, BWV 227
Fürchte dich nicht, ich bin bei dir, BWV 228
Singet dem Herrn ein neues Lied, BWV 225:

„A choir like a well-tuned instrument – a consistently challenging program perfectly mastered.“ Rheinzeitung

The Vocalconsort Leipzig was founded by Gregor Meyer in 1999. Especially by the interpretation of sacred vocal music from the Baroque to Romantic, the ensemble has made a name for itself beyond Leipzig.

„That’s even something from which can be learned something“ – as Mozart’s comment, when he was in Leipzig, the motet „Sing a new song to the Lord“ heard in 1789. The St. Thomas Boys Choir, who sang at that time, it was who helped Bach motets to an unbroken performance tradition. The Motets „only“ occasional works composed for festivities of respected Leipzig citizens. Opposed to Cantatas the instruments in the Motets only be used as supporting Continuo or as a reinforcement of the voices.