Bach, J S: Chorale Prelude BWV645 'Wachet auf, ruft uns die Stimme' (Sleepers Awake)

This page lists all recordings of Chorale Prelude BWV645 'Wachet auf, ruft uns die Stimme' (Sleepers Awake), by Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750) on CD, SACD, DVD & download (MP3 & FLAC). Generally, more recent releases are listed first, but with priority given to those that are in stock.

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Bach Trios

Bach Trios


Bach, J S:

Trio Sonata No. 6 in G major, BWV530

Prelude & Fugue Book 1 No. 19 in A major, BWV864: Prelude

Chorale Prelude BWV645 'Wachet auf, ruft uns die Stimme'

Prelude & Fugue Book 2 No. 20, BWV889: Fugue

Chorale Prelude BWV639 'Ich ruf' zu dir, Herr Jesu Christ'

Prelude & Fugue in E minor, BWV548 'Wedge'

Partita No. 5 in G major, BWV829: VI. Passepied

Chorale Prelude BWV650 'Kommst du nun, Jesu, vom Himmel herunter'

The Art of Fugue, BWV1080: Contrapunctus XIIIa a 3 (rectus)

The Art of Fugue, BWV1080: Contrapunctus XIIIb a 3 (inversus)

Chorale Prelude BWV721 'Erbarm' dich mein, o Herre Gott'

Viola da Gamba Sonata No. 3 in G minor, BWV1029


Yo-Yo Ma (cello), Chris Thile (mandolin), Edgar Meyer (double bass)

Nonesuch Records releases an album of Bach works recorded by cellist Yo-Yo Ma, mandolinist Chris Thile, and bassist Edgar Meyer, Bach Trios. The album comprises works by J.S. Bach written for keyboard instruments, plus one sonata for viola da gamba.

Yo-Yo Ma and Edgar Meyer’s first recording together was the 1996 album Appalachia Waltz, which also featured fiddler Mark O’Connor; that album was followed by Appalachian Journey, also with O’Connor, in 2000. Meyer and Thile also began playing together nearly two decades ago, and first performed live as a duo in 2003. They have made two duo albums, 2008’s Edgar Meyer & Chris Thile and the Grammy–winning 2014 record Bass & Mandolin.

Thile then joined Meyer on Ma’s 2008 holiday album, Songs of Joy and Peace, before the trio reunited, along with Stuart Duncan, for The Goat Rodeo Sessions, an album of original tunes drawing from the musicians’ backgrounds in bluegrass, classical, and American roots music.

As Ma told Billboard at that time: “How often do you work with people who are master virtuosos and also master improvisers and composers, who know at least two musical traditions unbelievably well?” He continued, “It’s just extraordinary when you have people who can actually show on their instruments what they’re thinking at any moment, without a delay. As soon as you think it, it gets transferred in your neuromusculature immediately into sound.”

The New York Times said of Yo-Yo Ma, who is considered one of today’s foremost interpreters of Bach, ‘Other cellists hear Bach’s suites the same as Mr. Ma, but few if any have the technical means to transfer their imaginings so precisely into sound.’ Ma maintains a balance between his engagements as soloist with orchestras worldwide and his recital and chamber music activities. His discography includes more than one hundred albums, eighteen of which have won Grammy Awards. Ma also serves as the Artistic Director of Silkroad, an organization he founded to promote cross-cultural performance and collaborations. More than eighty works have been commissioned specifically for the Silk Road Ensemble, which tours annually. Ma also serves as the Judson and Joyce Green Creative Consultant to the Chicago Symphony Orchestra’s Negaunee Music Institute and in 2016 was appointed Artistic Advisor to the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts.

“It took a few tracks to get used to the clipped, precise sound of the mandolin, at times evoking lute or harpsichord, but by the time these three fine musicians tackled the Fugue No 20 in A minor from The Well-Tempered Clavier Book 2, I was convinced.” The Observer, 16th April 2017 ****

“A winning combination in the hands of virtuosos Yo-Yo Ma, Edgar Meyer and Chris Thile. Despite musical backgrounds that are poles apart, their previous collaborations [testify] to an exhilarating meeting of minds…Thile and Meyer, with their backgrounds in bluegrass and American roots music, bring an appealing swing and spontaneity to the Bach…Ma draws a glorious palette of sounds from his cello, which sings and weeps and whispers” BBC Music Magazine, July 2017 *****

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Chamber Choice - July 2017

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Nonesuch - 7559793920

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Stokowski conducts Bach: The Great Transcriptions & Wagner: Brünnhilde's Immolation

Stokowski conducts Bach: The Great Transcriptions & Wagner: Brünnhilde's Immolation


Bach, J S:

Partita for solo violin No. 2 in D minor, BWV1004: Chaconne

Partita for solo violin No. 3 in E major, BWV1006: Preludio

Orchestral Suite No. 3 in D major, BWV1068: Air ('Air on a G String')

Arioso - Sinfonia from Cantata No. 156

Chorale Prelude BWV645 'Wachet auf, ruft uns die Stimme'

Wagner:

Starke Scheite schichtet mir dort 'Brünnhilde's Immolation Scene' (from Götterdämmerung)

trans. Stokowski


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Dutton Epoch - CDLX7337

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Our Christmas Sequence

Our Christmas Sequence


Arnold:

Fantasy on Christmas Carols from 'The Holly and The Ivy'

Bach, J S:

Chorale Prelude BWV645 'Wachet auf, ruft uns die Stimme'

Brahms:

Chorale Prelude Op. 122 No. 8 'Es ist ein Ros entsprungen'

Britten:

A New Year Carol

Delius:

Sleigh Ride

Grainger:

The Sussex Mummers' Christmas Carol

Holst:

Christmas Day, H109

Howells:

A Spotless Rose

A Maid Peerless

Praetorius, M:

Flos de radice Jesse

Rozsa:

A Christmas Sequence

Tchaikovsky:

The Legend

Vaughan Williams:

O Little Town of Bethlehem

Warlock:

Bethlehem Down


St. Paul's Cathedral Choir, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, John Scott

Alto - ALC1325

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Jubilo

Jubilo

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Bach, J S:

Chorale Prelude BWV729 'In dulci jubilo'

Chorale Preludes II, BWV645-650 'Schübler Chorales'

Cantata BWV147 'Herz und Mund und Tat und Leben': Jesu, bleibet meine Freude

Choir of King’s College, Cambridge, Stephen Cleobury

Corelli:

Concerto grosso Op. 6 No. 8 in G minor 'fatto per la notte di Natale'

Fasch, J F:

Concerto in D for trumpet, 2 oboes, strings and continuo, FaWV L: D1

Torelli:

Sonata in D for Trumpet, strings & continuo


With this release Alison records on the natural trumpet for the first time since the hugely successful album Sound the Trumpet. Inspired by seasonal Baroque repertoire, the recording includes concertos by Bach, Corelli, Torelli, and Fasch performed with the Academy of Ancient Music under the direction of violinist Pavlo Besnosiuk. The Schübler Chorales and In dulce jubilo by Bach, performed in arrangements for trumpet and organ played here by Stephen Cleobury, act as a beautiful foil to the full orchestral sound of the concertos. Bach’s Jesu Joy of Man's Desiring featuring Stephen Cleobury and the Choir of King’s College, Cambridge tops off this Christmas cracker of an album. This classy winter-themed album is a perfect core classical seasonal offering.

“The solo playing gleams with lustre, but the musical connections with Christmas are peripheral” BBC Music Magazine, Christmas 2016 ***

“True highlights are the Fasch and Torelli concertos, where we get to fully appreciate Balsam’s immaculate, singing-toned clarion playing to the full. Equally, I was held transfixed through her long, fluid and wonderfully shaped obbligato lines above the Choir of King’s College in ‘Jesu, joy of man’s desiring’…some wonderful moments” Gramophone Magazine, December 2016

Warner Classics - 9029592465

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On Christmas Night

On Christmas Night


Bach, J S:

Chorale Prelude BWV645 'Wachet auf, ruft uns die Stimme'

Brahms:

Chorale Prelude Op. 122 No. 8 'Es ist ein Ros entsprungen'

Britten:

A Hymn to the Virgin

Darke:

In the Bleak Midwinter

Davies, Walford:

O Little Town of Bethlehem

Dupré:

Variations on 'Il est né, le divin enfant'

Joubert:

There Is No Rose

Lloyd, R:

View me, Lord

Mathias:

A babe is born

Nelson, Robin:

Out of your sleep

Rutter:

Shepherd's pipe carol

Steel:

People look east

Sumsion:

Prelude on 'The holly and the ivy'

trad.:

Rocking

Noël nouvelet

Vaughan Williams:

Fantasia on Christmas Carols

Roderick Williams (baritone)

Warlock:

Bethlehem Down


The acclaimed Magdalen College Choir celebrates the diversity of the twentieth-century English carol repertoire in a programme that combines well-loved standards and innovative choir favourites ranging in emotion from quiet contemplation to festive joy. The selection of carols and organ solos, led by director and organist Daniel Hyde, culminates in Ralph Vaughan Williams’s celebrated Fantasia on Christmas Carols with renowned baritone Roderick Williams in the solo part.

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JS Bach: Sonatas, Chorales and Trios

JS Bach: Sonatas, Chorales and Trios


Bach, J S:

Viola da Gamba Sonatas Nos. 1-3, BWV1027-1029

Trio in D minor, BWV583

Trio, BWV528A

Chorale Prelude BWV711 'Allein Gott in der Höh sei Ehr'

Chorale Prelude BWV649 'Ach bleib’ bei uns, Herr Jesu Christ'

Chorale Prelude BWV645 'Wachet auf, ruft uns die Stimme'


Les Basses Réunies: Bruno Cocset, Bertrand Cuiller, Richard Myron

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Alpha Essential Baroque Masterpieces - ALPHA316

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Johann Sebastian Bach: The Complete Organ Works Vol. 1

Johann Sebastian Bach: The Complete Organ Works Vol. 1


Bach, J S:

Toccata & Fugue in D minor, BWV565

Trio Sonata No. 1 in E flat major, BWV525

Fantasia in G major, BWV572

Chorale Preludes II, BWV645-650 'Schübler Chorales'

Prelude & Fugue in E minor, BWV533

Chorale Prelude BWV727 'Herzlich tut mich verlangen'

Chorale Prelude BWV712 'In dich hab ich gehoffet, Herr'

Prelude & Fugue in C minor, BWV546


David Goode (organ of Trinity College Chapel, Cambridge)

Read Presto's complete review of this disc here.

“One thing that immediately leaps out is the use of some quite extensive ornamentation – not merely mordents and so forth, but brillante scalic flourishes leading into cadences...The range of colours Goode draws from the Trinity College Cambridge chapel organ is also impressive...Bach's compositional genius is shown in the best possible light by Goode's thoughtful performances.” David Smith, Presto Classical, 5th February 2016

Presto Disc of the Week

5th February 2016

Presto CD

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Great Christmas Organ Music

Great Christmas Organ Music


Bach, J S:

Chorale Prelude BWV729 'In dulci jubilo'

Sheep May Safely Graze, from Cantata BWV208

Chorale Prelude BWV659 'Nun komm, der Heiden Heiland'

Chorale Prelude BWV645 'Wachet auf, ruft uns die Stimme'

Trio super 'Allein Gott in der Höh sei Ehr', BWV664

Brahms:

Chorale Prelude Op. 122 No. 8 'Es ist ein Ros entsprungen'

Clarke, Jeremiah:

Trumpet Voluntary 'Prince of Denmark's March'

Daquin:

Noël No. 12 Suisse Grand jeu, et Duo

Garrett:

Christmas Postlude

Handel:

Messiah: Hallelujah Chorus

Lemare:

Adeste fidelis

Auld lang syne

Purcell:

Trumpet Tune & Air

Selby:

A Christmas Pastorale

Sweelinck:

Puer nobis nascitur


Joyous and well-known Christmas organ music by some of the greatest masters of the past. Famous Christmas carol melodies, often in stunning arrangements mingle with chorale preludes and celebratory pieces, played on an exceptionally fine American pipe organ in the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York.

The Gift of Music - CCLCDG1281

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Trumpet & Organ

Trumpet & Organ


Albinoni:

Adagio for Strings and Organ in G minor

arr. Giazotto

with Jane Parker-Smith (organ)

Violin Sonata in A minor: Adagio

with Hedwig Bilgram (organ)

Bach, J S:

Lute Suite No. 3 in G minor, BWV995: Gavotte en Rondeau

with Jane Parker-Smith (organ)

Cantata BWV68 'Also hat Gott die Welt geliebt'

with Jane Parker-Smith (organ)

Orchestral Suite No. 3 in D major, BWV1068: Air ('Air on a G String')

with Jane Parker-Smith (organ)

Cello Suite No. 4 in E flat major, BWV1010: Bouree

with Jane Parker-Smith (organ)

Cantata BWV147 'Herz und Mund und Tat und Leben': Jesu, bleibet meine Freude

with Alfred Mitterhofer (organ)

Chorale Prelude BWV645 'Wachet auf, ruft uns die Stimme'

with Hedwig Bilgram (organ)

Charpentier, M-A:

Te Deum, H146: Fanfare

with Jane Parker-Smith (organ)

Gounod:

Ave Maria

with Jane Parker-Smith (organ)

Handel:

Ombra mai fu (from Serse)

with Jane Parker-Smith (organ)

Gloria in Excelsis Deo

with Jane Parker-Smith (organ)

Krebs, J L:

In allen meinen Taten

with Hedwig Bilgram (organ)

Jesu, meine Freude

with Hedwig Bilgram (organ)

Mozart:

Exsultate, jubilate, K165 - Alleluia

with Jane Parker-Smith (organ)

Purcell:

Queen's Dolour in A minor, Z670

with Alfred Mitterhofer (organ)

Schubert:

Ave Maria, D839

with Jane Parker-Smith (organ)

Senaillé:

Allegro spiritoso

with Jane Parker-Smith (organ)

Stanley, J:

Trumpet Tune

with Jane Parker-Smith (organ)


Maurice André (trumpet)

For a half-century he had the reputation of the trumpet soloist: Maurice André, who died in 2012. The best examples of his radiant tone are the recordings he made with different organists – a brilliant stroll through the golden world of Baroque music.

EMI Red Line - 6365602

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Frederick Teardo on the Organ of Saint Thomas Church, Strasbourg

Frederick Teardo on the Organ of Saint Thomas Church, Strasbourg


Bach, J S:

Prelude in E flat major, BWV552/1 'St Anne'

Fantasia in G major, BWV572

Fantasia in C minor, BWV562

Chorale Prelude BWV645 'Wachet auf, ruft uns die Stimme'

Chorale Prelude BWV646 'Woll soll ich fliehen hin'

Chorale Prelude BWV647 'Wer nur den lieben Gott laesst walten'

Chorale Prelude BWV648 'Meine Seele erhebt den Herren'

Chorale Prelude BWV649 'Ach bleib’ bei uns, Herr Jesu Christ'

Chorale Prelude BWV650 'Kommst du nun, Jesu, vom Himmel herunter'

Boyvin:

Suite du Cinquiesme Ton

Grigny:

Pange lingua

Fugue à 5

Récit du Chant de l’Hymne précédent in E major


Frederick Teardo (organ)

JAV Recordings - JAV191

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