Johann Sebastian Bach
(21 March 1685 – 28 July 1750) was a German
composer, organist, harpsichordist, violist, and violinist whose sacred
and secular works for choir, orchestra, and solo instruments drew
together the strands of the Baroque period and brought it to its
ultimate maturity. Although he did not introduce new forms, he enriched
the prevailing German style with a robust contrapuntal technique, an
unrivalled control of harmonic and motivic organisation, and the
adaptation of rhythms, forms and textures from abroad, particularly from
Italy and France.
The Christmas Oratorio
(German: Weihnachts-Oratorium) BWV 248, is an oratorio by Johann Sebastian Bach intended for performance in church during the Christmas season. It was written for the Christmas season of 1734 incorporating music from earlier compositions.
|Johann Sebastian Bach - Christmas Oratorio|
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