Originally posted by Rank outsider
To kick things off in the right mood, the opening of Bach's Christmas Oratorio, as performed by Sir John Eliot Gardiner, the Monteverdi Choir and the English Baroque Soloists.
This performance was the beginning of a year long 'Cantata Pilgrimage', when this group performed and rec ...[text shortened]... h. If you are interested in discovering these works, I can strongly recommend these recordings.
Glorious! Almost as good - or maybe even as
good, but I'd have to hear it on my normal (non-computer) speakers to say so - as the one by Herreweghe and his Collegium Vocale. I traditionally listen to those CDs over the Christmas season, on the proper days, and I think I'll substitute your version this year, for variety's sake.
You know, I've been feeling pretty s%%tty lately, but this brought a massive grin on my face. Thank you.