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A soprano chorale in No 85 magnificently celebrates Psalm 23, with oboes acting as sheep of impeccable behaviour.

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Listen -- Der Herr ist mein getreuer Hirt ... (BWV85) (track 26, 0:00-1:28)
© 2008 BIS Records AB

Nevertheless, biblical emphasis on the virtues of shepherds has always puzzled me, as their essential function must always be to transform their charges into mutton.

Copyright © 8 July 2008 Robert Anderson, Cairo, Egypt

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J S Bach Cantatas 28, 68, 85, 175, 183

BIS-SACD-1641 DSD Multichannel 5.0 surround / Stereo NEW RELEASE 72'42" 2008 BIS Records AB

Carolyn Sampson, soprano; Robin Blaze, counter-tenor; Gerd Türk, tenor; Peter Kooij, bass; Dmitry Badiarov, violoncello da spalla; Concerto Palatino, cornetto and trombones; Bach Collegium Japan, chorus and orchestra; Masaaki Suzuki, director

Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750): Cantatas from Leipzig 1725: Also hat Gott die Welt geliebt BWV68; Er rufet seinen Schafen mit Namen BWV175; Gottlob! nun geht das Jahr zu Ende BWV28; Sie werden euch in den Bann tun BWV183; Ich bin ein guter Hirt BWV85

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