The Perfect Bach

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All Music Guide - Jonathan Widran
This wide-scoped compilation of Johann Sebastian Bach's greatest hits is the latest in a composer series by Angel Records, following The Perfect Mozart, The Perfect Vivaldi, The Perfect Beethoven, and The Perfect Opera. It draws from various Angel releases dating as far back as the late '50s, but no matter when you're dealing with timeless music like this. The most unique aspect of this diverse collection is that each track reveals its composition using different instrumentation: ominous pipe organ, warm, whimsical brass, solo cello, oboe and organ ensemble, trumpet, guitar, flute with orchestra, and more. Churchgoers will enjoy waiting until the end for a triumphant ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Jonathan Widran
This wide-scoped compilation of Johann Sebastian Bach's greatest hits is the latest in a composer series by Angel Records, following The Perfect Mozart, The Perfect Vivaldi, The Perfect Beethoven, and The Perfect Opera. It draws from various Angel releases dating as far back as the late '50s, but no matter when you're dealing with timeless music like this. The most unique aspect of this diverse collection is that each track reveals its composition using different instrumentation: ominous pipe organ, warm, whimsical brass, solo cello, oboe and organ ensemble, trumpet, guitar, flute with orchestra, and more. Churchgoers will enjoy waiting until the end for a triumphant choir rendition of "A Mighty Fortress Is Our God," and the plush rendering of "Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring" brings Christmas magic to life.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 1/8/2002
  • Label: Angel Records
  • UPC: 724356772823
  • Catalog Number: 67728
  • Sales rank: 210,333

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Toccata and Fugue, for organ in D minor, BWV 565 (BC J37) (9:01)
  2. 2 Sleepers Awake - Douglas Major (4:29)
  3. 3 Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring - Neville Marriner (5:16)
  4. 4 Prelude (2:35)
  5. 5 Air on the G String - Neville Marriner (4:57)
  6. 6 Fugue for organ in G minor ("Little"), BWV 578 (BC J66) (3:50)
  7. 7 Sheep May Safely Graze - Leon Goossens (4:07)
  8. 8 Komm, süsser Tod, for voice & continuo (Schemelli Gesangbuch No. 868), - Leopold Stokowski (5:55)
  9. 9 1. Allegro - Johnathan Rees (5:17)
  10. 10 Badinerie - Bath Festival Orchestra (1:29)
  11. 11 1. Allegro - Neil Black (4:59)
  12. 12 Gavotte (3:13)
  13. 13 See What His Love Can Do - Robert Irving (3:58)
  14. 14 1. Allegro - Andrei Gavrilov (7:54)
  15. 15 A Mighty Fortress is Our God - Consortium Musicum (1:22)
  16. 16 Toccata and Fugue, for organ in D minor, BWV 565 (BC J37) (9:35)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Johann Sebastian Bach Primary Artist, Primary Artist
Yehudi Menuhin Conductor, Track Performer
Empire Brass Ensemble, Track Performer
Christopher Parkening Guitar
Symphony Orchestra Performing Ensemble, Track Performer
Academy of St. Martin-in-the-Fields Performing Ensemble, Track Performer
Graham Ashton Trumpet
George Crozier Flute
English Chamber Orchestra Performing Ensemble, Track Performer
Neville Marriner Conductor
George Thalben-Ball Organ
Philadelphia Orchestra Performing Ensemble
Leopold Stokowski Conductor, Track Performer
Robert Irving Conductor, Track Performer
Eddie Walker Flute
Andrei Gavrilov Piano
Neil Black Oboe
Bath Festival Orchestra Performing Ensemble, Track Performer
Scottish Ensemble Ensemble
Consortium Musicum Ensemble, Track Performer
Wolfgang Gonnenwein Conductor
Leon Goossens Oboe
Concert Arts Symphony Orchestra Performing Ensemble
Werner Jacob Organ
Ralph Kirshbaum Cello
Wolfgang Sawallisch Conductor
Fernando Germani Organ
Frank Peter Zimmermann Violin
Jonathan Rees Conductor
Elaine Shaffer Flute
Edward Walker Flute
Douglas Major Organ
South German Madrigal Choir & Consortium Musicum Choir, Chorus
Jeffrey Tate Conductor
Technical Credits
Wayne Hileman Remastering
Steve Salerno Illustrations
Robert Laporta Concept
Gordon H. Jee Art Direction
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