Swedish Radio Choir & Bach

April 3, 2024, 10:00 pm

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Swedish Radio Choir, Capella Suecia (Photo: Arne Hyckenberg)

In the late 1730s, Johann Sebastian Bach composed four short masses in Latin in part, by selecting portions from his earlier works and putting them together in new and ingenious ways, resulting in musically rich mass settings. On this edition of Baroque&Before, Fredrik Malmberg leads the Swedish Radio Choir and Capella Suecia in one of these short masses, BWV 236 in G Major. The beloved cantata “Sleepers Awake” opens the concert.

2024 marks Baroque&Before’s 10 year anniversary. Tonight’s program was recorded live in concert November 25, 2023 in Stockholm’s Oscar’s Church. Thanks to WFMT’s association with the European Broadcasting Union, we’re able to bring you this program as a stream for 30 days following the broadcast. A blue “Listen” button will appear when the string is accessible.

  • Playlist

    Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)

    Wachet auf, ruft uns die Stimme, BWV 140

    Mass in G, BWV 236

    Swedish Radio Choir
    Cappella Suecia
    Fredrik Malmberg, conductor