Christmas Oratorio

Johann Sebastian Bach

Christmas Oratorio

BWV248 • “Weihnachtsoratorium”

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Although German composer Johann Sebastian Bach entitled his work Weihnachtsoratorium (Christmas Oratorio), it is in fact closer to a cantata cycle than an oratorio. Composed and compiled for the Christmas season as celebrated in Leipzig in 1734 and early 1735, the six parts of the Christmas Oratorio were intended to be... read more