Bach And Handel Performed By Vox Luminis at Le Louvre’s auditorium
21:28Johann Sebastian Bach: Cantate 4: Christ Lay In Death's Bonds By Vox Luminis
13:55George Frideric Handel: Psalm 126: Nisi Dominus By Vox Luminis
35:21George Frideric Handel: Psalm 109: Dixit Dominus By Vox Luminis
A choral tour de force
This concert is features some of Bach and Handel’s most pious and spiritual and personal works. Hearing works in The Auditorium of the Louvre adds to the experience - hearing great pieces of art while surrounded by other great works of art. The pieces in the concert act as one great crescendo. It starts with a quieter work by Johann Sebastian Bach: Cantate 4: Christ Lay in Death's Bonds. This work was completed when Bach was only 22. He sought the position of principle organist at Mülhausen Cathedral. Next, we hear two works by George Frideric Handel. Psalm 126: Nisi Dominus and Psalm 109: Dixit Dominus. Reimagining psalms has been common among composers for centuries, sometimes to pay tribute to their God, sometimes to curry favour with the church! These works are impressive and bold, reminiscing Handel’s triumphant work, Zadok The Priest.