Bach - Cantata Du Hirte Israel, höre BWV 104 - Van Veldhoven | Netherlands Bach Society

  • The cantata 'Du Hirte Israël, höre!', performed by the Netherlands Bach Society for All of Bach, is filled with what sounded to eighteenth-century ears like pastoral music. Besides being a question of style, this was mainly a liturgical choice, as Sunday 23 April 1724 was Bach’s first ‘Misercordias Domini Sunday’ in Leipzig. This was the second Sunday after Easter, when the risen Christ is presented as the good shepherd. The best-known psalm on that theme, 'The Lord is my shepherd', rings out clearly in the words of the final chorus.
    Recorded for the project All of Bach on 10 February 2018 at Walloon Church, Amsterdam. If you want to help us complete All of Bach, please subscribe to our channel and consider donating
    In memory of Joost Mulder (1 October 1978 – 2 February 2020). Joost was an ardent lover of early music and, above all, he loved the performances by The Netherlands Bach Society, which he liked to visit together with Cissy Pater.
    For the interview with conductor Jos van Veldhoven and bass Matthew Brook on cantata 'Du Hirte Israël, höre!' BWV 104 go to
    For more information on BWV 104 and this production go to
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    Netherlands Bach Society
    Jos van Veldhoven, conductor
    Daniel Johanssen, tenor
    Matthew Brook, bass

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