4 And More Music

Canons and Cantatas

Pachelbel, Johann / Bach, Johann Sebastian

Kanons och kantater

Bach Players,The

Hyphen Press Music
5060184830041 | HPM 005 | 2CD
This is a double CD. Each disc presents cantatas set by both Pachelbel and Bach: ‘Christ lag in Todesbanden’ and ‘Was Gott tut, das ist wohlgetan’. In the first case the older composer’s influence on Bach’s writing is very clear; in the second, we hear the mature Bach. Also on the discs: Pachelbel’s beautiful Canon and two of his sacred concertos; J.S. Bach’s stirring cantata for solo alto voice ‘Widerstehe doch der Sünde‘, and an arrangement of the lesser known canons from the Goldberg Variations.