Bach: Christmas Oratorio, Cantata No. 5

Free

Support the orchestra

If you would like to support the Concertgebouw Orchestra in these uncertain times, for example by making a one-off donation, we are very grateful for that.

read more about donating

Played works

Johann Sebastian Bach Weihnachtsoratorium BWV 248, V. Teil: Ehre sei dir, Gott, gesungen

Watch this video?

You must be logged in to view the videos. If you do not have an account, you can create a new account here.
Login

Description

In his Christmas Oratorio, Johann Sebastian Bach incorporated successful music from earlier works he had composed for special occasions, such as coronations and royal birthdays. By giving a place in the liturgical repertoire to previously composed choruses and arias, Bach ensured the survival of some of his very finest treasures for posterity. The result is a six-section monumental work of art – two and a half hours of sacred music full of drama and reflection.

Popular