Bach for five (2022)

In the 23rd year of the ensemble's history, "Bach for five" is the first pure Bach album that Calmus releases.

Singing Bach only with five voices and a cappella is no easy feat and involves some fundamental decisions. We need to make the works compatible for Calmus. We transpose if necessary. We text basso continuo parts to make them singable. We do everything without choral reinforcement and colla parte instruments and sing the music in the most minimalist way - everything is scored individually. We also access organ and piano works and turn them into vocal versions. But we are not changing the stream. Not a single note has been deleted, changed or added - only original tones and complete movements are heard.

Calmus:

Anja Pöche - Soprano
Maria Kalmbach - Alto
Friedrich Bracks - Tenor
Ludwig Böhme - Baritone
Manuel Helmeke - Bass

Tracklist

  1. Fantasia C minor, BWV 562: De profundis clamavi (Arr.: L. Böhme)
  2. KYRIE (COLLAGE, 2-6), from Mass in G major, BWV 236/1: Kyrie
  3. Organ Choral Prelude, BWV 639: Ich ruf zu dir, Herr Jesu Christ
  4. Choral, BWV 371: Kyrie, Gott Vater in Ewigkeit
  5. Organ Choral Prelude, BWV 721: Erbarm dich mein, o Herre Gott
  6. from Mass in B minor, BWV 232/3: Kyrie
  7. Jesu, meine Freude, BWV 227: I. Choral: Jesu, meine Freude
  8. Jesu, meine Freude, BWV 227: II. Choir: Es ist nun nichts
  9. Jesu, meine Freude, BWV 227: III. Choral: Unter deinem Schirmen
  10. Jesu, meine Freude, BWV 227: IV. Trio: Denn das Gesetz
  11. Jesu, meine Freude, BWV 227: V. Choral: Trotz dem alten Drachen
  12. Jesu, meine Freude, BWV 227: VI. Fugue: Ihr aber seid nicht fleischlich
  13. Jesu, meine Freude, BWV 227: VII. Choral: Weg mit allen Schätzen
  14. Jesu, meine Freude, BWV 227: VIII. Trio: So aber Christus in euch ist
  15. Jesu, meine Freude, BWV 227: IX. Choral: Gute Nacht, o Wesen
  16. Jesu, meine Freude, BWV 227: X. Choir: So nun der Geist
  17. Jesu, meine Freude, BWV 227: XI. Choral: Weicht, ihr Trauergeister
  18. WER NUR DEN LIEBEN GOTT LÄSST WALTEN (COLLAGE, 18-22), Choral, BWV 179/6: Wer nur den lieben Gott lässt walten
  19. from Cantata BWV 21/9: Sei nun wieder zufrieden
  20. Organ Choral Prelude, BWV 642: Interludium
  21. from Cantata BWV 93/4: Er kennt die rechten Freudenstunden
  22. Choral, BWV 93/7: Sing, bet und geh auf Gottes Wegen
  23. from the Well-Tempered Clavier, BWV 867, Nr. 22 Prelude (Arr.: H. Breuer)
  24. from the Well-Tempered Clavier, BWV 867, Nr. 22 Fugue (Arr.: H. Breuer)

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