Ascension Oratorio Archive
BACH: Cantatas for Ascension Day = God is gone up with a shout; He that believeth and is baptized; On Christ’s ascent to heaven alone; Praise God in his kingdoms – Lenneke Ruiten, sop./ Meg Bragle, alto; Andrew Tortise, tenor/ Dietrich Henschel, bass/ Monteverdi Choir/ English Baroque Soloists/ John Eliot Gardiner – Soli Deo Gloria
Gardiner’s religious Bach series continues with a flourish, and unbelievable consistency for a sequence that has lasted so long.
* BACH: Easter Oratorio; Ascension Oratorio – Soloists/Retrospect Ensemble/ Matthew Halls – Linn
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There are not too many recordings of this pairing, so we were poised for one that just happens to be great.