Bach: Easter Oratorio / Gardiner, Monteverdi Choir, English Baroque Soloists
Following their acclaimed release of Bach's Ascension Oratorio, the Monteverdi Choir and English Baroque Soloists have recorded the Easter Oratorio BWV 249, one of Bach's less-performed choral works. The Easter Oratorio was composed originally as a simple cantata, and was later revised into a more polished piece, with a meditative emphasis and underlying narrative flavor. The work is paired with Bach's Actus tragicus BWV 106.
Catalog Number: SDG719
Composer: Johann Sebastian Bach
Conductor: John E. Gardiner
Orchestra/Ensemble: English Baroque Soloists, Monteverdi Choir
Performer: Hannah Morrison, Meg Bragle, Nicholas Mulroy, Peter Harvey