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Christmas Oratorio – XtremeCuztoms

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J.S. Bach: Christmas Oratorio BWV 248 I ‘Jauchzet, Frohlocket’ (J.S. Bach Foundation)

This is a 1734 Christmas cantata by Johann Sebastian Bach that serves as the first part of his Christmas Oratorio. Bach was then Thomaskantor, responsible for church music at four churches in Leipzig, a position he had assumed in 1723. For the oratorio, the libretto by an unknown author followed the nativity of Jesus from…


J.S. Bach’s ‘Christmas Oratorio’ Captures Many Aspects of the Holiday

The purpose of music composed for holy days is to remind us of the very meaning of those days. English speakers are blessed to have Handel’s “Messiah” as a magnificent reminder of Christmas. Though Handel wrote only a portion of his famous oratorio for Christmas (the “Hallelujah” chorus is meant for Good Friday, and much…