bass-instincts:

Paul Chambers, April 22, 1935 - January 4, 1969

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”Paul Chambers was a great genius of the bass. He was incredible, you know. Some of the things he did weren’t really touched by anybody. Just things that he could do, nobody really knew what it was he was doing. He was fantastic.”
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J.S. Bach - Cantata BWV 156 - 4 Aria
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Cantata BWV 156 - Ich steh mit einem Fuss im Grabe - 4 - Aria

Fourth movement (altus, aria, soloist: Terry Wey) from cantata BWV 156 “Ich steh mit einem Fuss im Grabe” (I stand with one foot in the grave), performed by the J. S. Bach Foundation of St Gallen under Rudolf Lutz.

Missa Sub tuum praesidium
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vietakadziesma:

Jacob Obrecht
Kyrie from Missa Sub tuum praesidium
The Clerks’ Group

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leadingtone:

J. S. Bach
French Suite Nº 5 in G, BWV 816
Gigue

Marc-André Hamelin

478 plays

dailyclassicalmusic:

Your Sunday Bach Cantata for Easter Sunday

Composer: Johann Sebastian Bach (1685 - 1750)

Work: Letzte Stunde, brich herein from Der Himmel lacht! Die Erde jubiliertet! (1715)

Performer: Ruth Holton, Netherlands Bach Collegium; conducted by Pieter Jan Leusink

BWV 31

Translation:
    Last hour, break forth,
    to press closed my eyes!
    Let me gaze upon Jesus’ joyous glow
    and His bright light,
    let me be like the angels!
    Last hour, break forth!

J.S. Bach - Easter Oratorio  -  Sinfonia
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Easter Oratorio BWV 249 (Sinfonia)

Recorded in The “Monumental Órgano Cabanilles” in the Jesuit community in Valencia (Spain)

Brillant Magnus Quintet:
    Carlos Paterson (Organ)
    Nacho Lozano, Javier Martínez and Luis Martínez (Trumpets)
    Eva Mª Sánchez (Timpani)

leadingtone:

J. S. Bach
Christ lag in Todesbanden, BWV 4
Versus I: “Christ lag in Todesbanden

Münchener Bach Chor und Orchester
Karl Richter

Translation:

Christ lay in death’s bonds
given over for our sins,
He has risen again
and brought us life;
therefore we should be joyful,
praise God and be thankful to Him
and sing Hallelujah,
Hallelujah!

J.S. Bach - St John Passion - 40. Chorale
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St John Passion BWV 245 - 40. Chorale: Ach Herr, lass dein lieb Engelein

John Eliot Gardiner / Monteverdi Choir / English Baroque Soloists
Recorded live at Royal Albert Hall, London, Aug 24, 2008

image: part of Scenes From the Passion of Christ by Hans Memling

Translation:
Ah, Lord, let Your dear little angel,
at my final end, take my soul
to Abraham’s bosom.
Let my body, in its little sleeping chamber,
absolutely softly, without any anguish or pain,
rest until the last day!
At that day wake me from death,
so that my eyes may see You
in all joy, o Son of God,
my Savior and Throne of grace!
Lord Jesus Christ, hear me,
I will praise You eternally!

no-tritones-for-you:

Bach BWV 244-1 Kommt, ihr Töchter, helft mir klagen (by VitaliyGR)

Here’s some music for Good Friday [it’s just after midnight here]

English translation:

Chorus I & II and Chorale
(Daughters of Zion and Faithful Souls)

Come, daughters, help me lament,
behold! - Whom? - the Bridegroom!
Behold Him! - How? - As a Lamb.
Behold! - What? - behold the patience,
look! - Where? - at our guilt.
See Him, out of love and graciousness
bear the wood for the Cross Himself.
  O innocent Lamb of God,
  slaughtered on the trunk of the Cross,
  patient at all times,
  however You were scorned.
  You have borne all sins,
  otherwise we would have to despair.
  Have mercy on us, o Jesus.

J.S. Bach - St John Passion - 39. Chorus
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St John Passion BWV 245 - 39. Chorus: Ruht wohl, ihr heiligen Gebeine

John Eliot Gardiner / Monteverdi Choir / English Baroque Soloists
Recorded live at Royal Albert Hall, London, Aug 24, 2008

image: part of Scenes From the Passion of Christ by Hans Memling

Translation:

Rest well, you blessed limbs,
now I will no longer mourn you,
rest well and bring me also to peace!
  The grave that is allotted to you
  and encloses no further suffering,
  opens heaven for me and closes off Hell.

nprmusic:

We had so much fun taping cellist Yo-Yo Ma and friends jam in a prop warehouse that we couldn’t stop. Watch the Silk Road Project percussion section get into a deep groove inspired by a traditional rhythm from Upper Egypt. 

portraitinjazz:

The Dizzy Gillespie Quintet live on BBC Jazz 625 (1966)

If you find any free time - just click play, relax and pretend you’re back in the 60s sitting in the BBC studio, watching Dizzy and co in their prime.