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Gottfried August Homilius: Christmas oratorio. "Die Freude der Hirten uber die Geburt Jesu"

By Christian August Jacobi Gottfried August Homilius

Gottfried August Homilius: Christmas oratorio.
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Composed by Christian August Jacobi Gottfried August Homilius. Carus CD series: Music from the Frauenkirche Dresden. German title: Weihnachtsoratorium /Guttler. Cantatas, Oratorios, Advent, Christmas. CD. Published by Carus Verlag (CA.8323500).

Item Number: CA.8323500

Festive Christmas music from the Dresden Frauenkirche: In his Christmas oratorio Homilius created a unique sound picture of the events of Christmas from the point of view of the shepherds. The subtly varied use of a large, festive orchestral apparatus, chorus and soloists determines the extremely many-sided character of this long forgotten Christmas music. The Christmas cantata Der Himmel steht uns wieder offen by Christian August Jacobi, also recorded on this CD, is, especially in its handling of the recitatives, a deeply-felt and expressive musical setting of the Christmas message of the birth of Christ. The concert is directed by the internationally renowned trumpeter and conductor Ludwig Guttler, one of the initiators and inspirers of the rebuilding of the Dresden Frauenkirche.