There is so much spectacular classical holiday music, and we’ve certainly dived into some on this podcast in Decembers past. One such holiday masterpiece which might be less familiar to you is J.S. Bach’s Christmas Oratorio. In today’s episode, we’ll be learning more about this Baroque treasure and listening to some beautiful excerpts of this six part work.

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Musical Samples You’ll Hear in this Episode:

Bach: Christmas Oratorio I – 1. Jauchzet, frohlocket – Koopman

BWV 248 – Christmas Oratorio – Part 2 of 6

Bach: Christmas Oratorio (Part IV), BWV 248 (Kuijken)

BWV 248 – Christmas Oratorio – Part 6 of 6

Music Listening Schedule for Episode 59

I’ve created a YouTube playlist for you with music from Bach’s Christmas Oratorio. Check it out here.

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