This collection of music for Vespers by J S Bach’s youngest son includes Domine ad adjuvandum, Confitbor tibi Domine, Beatus vir, Laudate pueri Dominum and his setting of the Magnificat. Domine ad adjuvandum is a world premiere recording.
“Concerto Köln play with gentler finesse than one would expect from their directorless orchestral recordings: woodwind colorations and horns are subtle and the strings are relaxed. Jenemann, Gerhard conjures soft yet precise choral singing from the South German Chamber Choir.” GRAMOPHONE
“All four soloists are well chosen to balance tonally with the period instruments of the orchestra...one of the most attractive features of these works, and one which these performances really bring out, is Christian's inventive orchestral writing...First-rate performances all round.” INT. RECORD REVIEW
“The choir comprises just 17 voices, and sings with power and passion. Concerto Köln is in excellent form - better than I have recently heard from this ensemble - and the solo parts are given immaculate performances. So there is every reason to recommend this disc, which, it is to be hoped, will contribute to a more equitable assessment of Johann Christian Bach's oeuvre.” MUSIC WEB