Cantata BWV 95Christus, der ist mein Leben

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Movement 5 is an utter stand-out: lovely pizzicato in the strings, legato oboe, earnest tenor voice. Lovely! It is, curiously to modern ears, a plea for an early death -but that’s Lutheran theology in the 18th Century for you!

 


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