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Choral Tradition 10-4-2009

This week: church music of the Baroque, with masses by J.S.Bach's second cousin Johann Nicolaus Bach, and by Jan Dismas Zelenka.

JOHANN NICOLAUS BACH (1669-1753): Missa Brevis "Alone to God in Heav'n Give Praise" (Gächinger Kantorei Stuttgart/Bach-Collegium Stuttgart, Helmuth Rilling conducting (10:01-10:18am) CD TITLE: "C.P.E.Bach: Magnificat" (Hänssler 98.970)

JAN DISMAS ZELENKA (1679-1745): Missa Dei Filii (Mass for the Son of God), ZWV 20 (Nancy Argenta, sopano; Michael Chance, countertenor; Christoph Pregardien, tenor; Gordon Jones, bass; Stuttgart Chamber Choir; Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra/Frieder Bernius) (10:19-10:58am) CD TITLE: "Zelenka: Missa Dei Filii" (Deutsche Harmonia Mundi 7922-2-RC, released in 1990--NOW OUT OF PRINT, though there is a recording of the work from Dresden on the Raum Klang label--seewww.arkivmusic.com/)