Kuhnau: Ihr Himmel jubilirt von oben; O heilige Zeit

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COMPOSERS: Kuhnau
LABELS: Hyperion
WORKS: Ihr Himmel jubilirt von oben; O heilige Zeit
PERFORMER: Soloists; King’s Consort/Robert King
CATALOGUE NO: CDA 67059
Johann Kuhnau, Bach’s Leipzig predecessor, has not been generously accommodated on disc. This programme makes one wonder why. There is plenty of invention in these six pleasingly contrasted sacred vocal pieces, ‘Wie schön leuchtet’, which incorporates Philipp Nicolai’s glorious hymn melody, being the most rewarding of them. Nicholas Anderson

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