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John Butt & Dunedin Consort
Bach Cantatas & Other Vocal Works

Contents

Recordings of Cantatas
Recordings of Other Vocal Works
Recordings of Instrumental Works

John Butt - Short Biography
Dunedin Consort - Short History

Review: Bach Organ Toccatas & Schubler Chorales from John Butt
Review: New JSB Organ Recordings
Comparative Review: Bach's Sonatas for Violin & Harpsichord: Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3 | Part 4 | Part 5 | Part 6 | Part 7
Book: Bach Interpretation: Articulation Marks in the Primary Sources of J.S. Bach
Book: The Cambridge Companion to Bach
Discussions: Mass in B minor BWV 232 - conducted by John Butt
Discussions: Matthäus-Passion BWV 244 - conducted by John Butt

Discography

Recordings of Cantatas

C-1

Bach: Magnificat; Christmas Cantata 63 (Reconstruction of Bach's first Christmas Vespers in Leipzig)

 
 

Giovanni Gabrieli: Hodie Christus natus est a8 [2:54]
Chorale Prelude Gott, durch deine Güte, BWV 600 [1:00]
Cantata Christen, ätzet diesen Tag, BWV 63 [28:12]
Chorale Prelude Vom Himmel hoch, da komm ich her (I), BWV 606 [0:42]
Congregational Chorale: Vom Himmel hoch [2:58]
Fugue on the Magnificat: Meine Seele erhebet den Herren, BWV 733 [3:43]
Magnificat in E flat major BWV 243a (with Christmas interpolations) [33:30]
Chorale Prelude Puer natus in Bethlehem, BWV 603 [1:36]
Congregational Chorale: Puer natus in Bethlehem [2:48]

John Butt (Director, Organ & Harpsichord)

Dunedin Consort & Players

Soprano: Julia Doyle; Soprano: Joanne Lunn; Mezzo-soprano: Clare Wilkinson (mezzo); Tenor: Nicholas Mulroy; Bass-Baritone: Matthew Brook
John Butt & Stephen Farr (Organ)
Dunedin Consort:
Gabrieli Motet:
Chorus 1: Soprano: Joanne Lunn; Alto: Clare Wilkinson; Tenor: Nicholas Mulroy; Bass: Matthew Brook
Chorus 2: Soprano: Julia Doyle; Alto: Katie Schofield; Tenor: Malcolm Bennett; Bass: Dominic Barberi
Stephen Farr (Organ continuo); Sarah McMahon (Cello); Bill Hunt (Violone)
Cantata BWV 63:
Concertists: Soprano: Joanne Lunn; Alto: Clare Wilkinson; Tenor: Nicholas Mulroy; Bass: Matthew Brook
Ripienists: Soprano: Julia Doyle; Alto: Katie Schofield; Tenor: Malcolm Bennett; Bass: Dominic Barberi
Magnificat BWV 243a:
Soprano I: Julia Doyle; Soprano II: Joanne Lunn; Alto: Clare Wilkinson; Tenor: Nicholas Mulroy; Bass: Matthew Brook
Ripienists: Soprano: Emily Mitchell, Claire Evans; Alto: Katie Schofield; Tenor: Malcolm Bennett; Bass: Dominic Barberi
Orchestra: Violins 1: Cecilia Bernardini, Sarah Bevan Baker; Violin 2: Huw Daniel, Sijie Chen; Viola: Alfonso Leal del Ojo; Cello: Sarah McMahon; Violone: Bill Hunt; Oboes: Alex Bellamy, Frances Norbury, Leo Duarte; Bassoon: Peter Whelan; Recorders: Pamela 'I'horby, Frances Norbury; Trumpets: Paul Sharp, Simon Munday, Michael Harrison, Brendan Musk; Timpani: Alan Emslie; Organ: Greyfriars Kirk (Peter Collins, 1990): preludes and choral accompaniments: John Butt [Preludes BWV 600, 607 & 733], Stephen Farr [continuo, improvised chorale accompaniments and preludes BWV 603, 605, 606]; Keyboard Technician: David Wright
Orchestra Pitch: a' = 392Hz (temperament: Werkmeister III)

Linn Records CKD-469
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27-31 July 2014

SACD / TT: 78 min
MP3 / TT: 78:08

Recorded at Greyfriars Kirk, Edinburgh, Scotland, UK.
Produced and recorded by: Philip Hobbs; Assistant engineering by: Robert Cammidge; Post-production by: Julia Thomas; Performing Editions: Barenreiter-Verlag (Magnificat and organ preludes), Carus-Verlag (cantata), Dunedin Consort/David Lee (motet and congregational chorales); Language Coach: Margarethe Macpherson.
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Recordings of Other Vocal Works

V-1

J.S. Bach: Mass in B minor

Mass in B minor BWV 232 (Breitkopf Edition, edited by Joshua Rifkin)

John Butt

Dunedin Consort & Players

Soprano: Susan Hamilton; Soprano: Cecilia Osmond; Alto: Margot Oitzinger; Tenor: Thomas Hobbs; Bass: Matthew Brook

Linn Records CKD-354

Sep 11-17, 2009

2-SACD / TT: 102:00

Recorded at Greyfriars Kirk, Edinburgh, Scotland, UK.
Discussions: Mass in B minor BWV 232 - conducted by John Butt
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V-2

J.S. Bach: Matthew Passion (Final performing version, c. 1742)

 

Matthäus-Passion BWV 244, Final performing version, c1742

John Butt

Dunedin Consort & Players

Tenor [Evangelist]: Nicholas Mulroy; Bass [Jesus]: Matthew Brook
Choir One: Soprano: Susan Hamilton; Alto: Clare Wilkinson; Tenor: Nicholas Mulroy; Bass: Matthew Brook
Choir Two: Soprano: Cecilia Osmond; Alto: Annie Gill; Tenor: Malcolm Bennett; Bass: Brian Bannatyne-Scott
Other vocalists: Soprano in ripieno: Alison Darragh (as Ali Darragh) [also Ancilla I& II, and Uxor Pilatus], Frances Cooper; Bass [Petrus, Pilatus, Pontifex, Pontifex II]: Michael Wallace, Bass [Judas, Pontifex I]: Roderick Bryce

Linn Records CKD-313

Sep 1-6, 2007

3-SACD / TT: 161:00

Recorded at Greyfriars Kirk, Edinburgh, Scotland, UK.
See: Matthäus-Passion BWV 244 - conducted by John Butt
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V-3

J.S. Bach: John Passion

 
 

Johannes-Passion BWV 245 [108:45], sung within a reconstruction of Bach’s Passion Liturgy. The Leipzig Service of Vespers for Good Friday.
Chorale Prelude Da Jesus an dem Kreuze stund', BWV 621 [1:16]
Chorale Prelude Christus, der uns selig macht (I), BWV 620 [1:47]
Chorale Prelude O Lamm Gottes unschuldig (I), BWV 618 [2:49]
Chorale Prelude Nun danket alle Gott, BWV 657 [4:09]
Johannes Crüger: Chorale Nun danket alle Gott, BWV 657 [2:33]
Jacob Handl Gallus: Ecce quomodo moritur [2:58]
Anon (Neue Leipziger Gesangbuch): Responsory for Good Friday Vespers [0:16]
Anon (Neue Leipziger Gesangbuch): Collect for Good Friday Vespers [1:12]
Anon (Neue Leipziger Gesangbuch): Blessing for Good Friday Vespers [0:29]
J.H. Schein: Chorale Gott sei uns gnadig und barmherzig [1:08]
J.H. Schein: Chorale Da Jesus an dem Kreuze Stund [6:08]
J.H. Schein: Chorale O Lamm Gottes unschuldig [3:09]
D. Buxtehude: Praeludium in F-sharp minor, BuxWV 146 [1:21]

John Butt (Director, harpsichord & organ in the Chorale Preludes)

Dunedin Consort & Players [Johannes Passion]
University of Glasgow Chapel Choir (Chorus Master: James Grossmith) [Motets and chorale harmonisations for the liturgy]

Tenor [Evangelist & Tenor Concertist]: Nicholas Mulroy; Bass [Jesus & Bass Concertist]: Matthew Brook; Soprano [Ancilla & Soprano Concertist]: Joanne Lunn; Alto [Alto Concertist]: Clare Wilkinson; Baritone [Petrus & Pilatus]: Robert Davies
Other vocalists: Tenor [Servus]: Stephen Chambers; Ripienists: Katie Trethewey (Soprano); Alexandra Gibson (Alto); Malcolm Bennett (Tenor); Christopher Borrett (Bass)

Linn Records CKD-419
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Sep 10-12, Nov 2, 2012

2-SACD / TT:
MP3 / TT: 138:05

Recorded at the Greyfriar's Kirk, Edinburgh, Scotland, UK.
Premiere recording of J.S. Bach’s John Passion heard for the first time within its original liturgical context.
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V-4

Bach: Chrismas Oratorio

 
 

Weihnachts-Oratorium BWV 248/1-6 []
Bonus Tracks**:
J.S. Bach: Chorale Prelude In dulci jubilo (I), BWV 608 []
Gottfried Vopelius: Chorale: In dulci jubilo* []
J.S. Bach: Chorale Prelude In dulci jubilo (II), BWV 729 []
Sethus Calvisius: Motet: Freut euch und jubiliert []
Gottfried Vopelius: Chorale: Quem pastores laudavere* []
Michael Praetorius: Motet: Angelus ad pastores ait []
J.S. Bach: Chorale Prelude Vom Himmel hoch, da komm ich her (III), BWV 701 []
Johann Michael Bach: Chorale: Ehre sei Gott in der Höhe []
J.S. Bach: Chorale Prelude Das alte Jahr vergangen ist (I), BWV 614 []
Johann Steuerlein: Chorale: Das alte Jahr vergangen ist []
* From Gottfried Vopelius’s Neu Leipziger Gesangbuch, 1682.

John Butt

Dunedin Consort & Players [Orchestra Pitch: a' = 415Hz; Temperament: Barnes Bach]

BWV 248/1, 3 & 6: Soprano: Mary Bevan; Mezzo-soprano: Clare Wilkinson; Tenor: Nicholas Mulroy; Bass-Baritone: Matthew Brook
BWV 248/2, 4 & 5: Soprano: Joanne Lunn; Mezzo-soprano: Ciara Hendrick; Tenor: Thomas Hobbs; Bass-Baritone: Konstantin Wolff
Bonus Track Soloists: Director & solo organ: John Butt; Sopranos: Joanne Lunn, Esther Brazil; Altos: Emilie Renard, Simon Ponsford; Tenors: Joshua Ellicott, Matthew Long; Basses: Matthew Brook, Edward Grint; Continuo Organ: Stephen Farr; Violone: Bill Hunt
Dunedin Consort (John Butt: Director & Harpsichord)
Ripieno in BWV 248/1, 3 & 6: Soprano: Rachel Redmond [Echo in Cantata 4; Alto: Katie Schofield; Tenor: Malcolm Bennett; Bass: Alex Jones
BWV 248/2, 4 & 5: No Ripieno
Orchestra: Violins 1: Cecilia Bernardini [Leader], Sarah Bevan Baker; Violins 2: Huw Daniel, Tuomo Suni; Viola: Alfonso Leal del Ojo; Cello: Jonathan Manson; Violone: Bill Hunt; Oboes: Alex Bellamy, Frances Norbury; Oboes da caccia: Oonagh Lee, Karen Gibbard; Flutes: Katy Bircher, Graham O’Sullivan; Bassoon: Peter Whelan; Horns: Anneke Scott, Joe Walters; Trumpets: Paul Sharp, Simon Munday, Matthew Wells; Timpani: Alan Emslie; Organ; Stephen Farr
Keyboard Technician: Keith McGowan; Language Coach: Margarethe Macpherson

Linn Records CRD-499
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BWV 248: Sep 7-12, 2015
Bonus Tracks: Sep 9, 2016

2-CD / TT: 141 min
MP3 / TT: 141:23

BWV 248: Recorded at Greyfriars Kirk, Edinburgh, Scotland, UK.
Bonus Tracks: Recorded at: Greyfriars Kirk, Edinburgh, Scotland, UK.
Producer & Recording: Philip Hobbs; Assistant Engineer: Robert Cammidge; Post-production: Julia Thomas; Edition: Walter Blankenburg & Alfred Dürr (Bärenreiter, 1960).
** Free bonus download available from Linn Recordes
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Music Download: Amazon.com | iTunes

The list of recordings was compiled by Aryeh Oron (April 2010 - November 2016)

John Butt: Short Biography | Dunedin Consort | Recordings of Vocal Works | Recordings of Instrumental Works
Discussions of Vocal Recordings:
BWV 232 - J. Butt | BWV 244 - J. Butt
Reviews of Instrumental Recordings:
Bach Organ Toccatas & Schubler Chorales from John Butt | New JSB Organ Recordings
Books:
Bach Interpretation: Articulation Marks in the Primary Sources of J. S. Bach | The Cambridge Companion to Bach

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