29 December 2009

Christmas Oratorio

What a great piece of music to listen to during these Christmas days. Every time I listen, I must confess my favorite is the duet:

Herr, dein Mittleid, dein Erbarmen,
tröste uns und macht uns frei!

How utterly true. AND listening to it through my new speakers (thanks, Gleasons!) is all the more wonderful.


Tapani Simojoki said...

And don't you think the opening chorus of the first cantata is the most perfect description of joy in all music?

William Weedon said...

Indeed it is!