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J S Bach Motets -
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ROBERT ANDERSON

'The Rheinische Kantorei under Hermann Max survives triumphantly ...'

J S Bach: Motets BWV 225-230 and Anh 159 - Rheinische Kantorei / Hermann Max. © 2013 Deutschlandradio

The little model church on the booklet's front cover bears about as much relationship to St Thomas, Leipzig, as my humble musicianship to that of Johann Sebastian. I shall never forget making my way into that glorious church, walking awestruck towards the east end and coming suddenly across a monumental stone slab in the paving at the entrance to the choir inscribed to be memory of the mighty cantor. Tears came at once, though I tried to remember in expiation that as a boy I had organised Bach festivals at home, had since conducted all the church cantatas, and thought particularly at that moment of No 118...

Copyright © 10 November 2013 Robert Anderson,
London UK

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J S BACH: MOTETS - RHEINISCHE KANTOREI

JOHANN SEBASTIAN BACH

LEIPZIG

GERMANY

CHORAL MUSIC

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