Johann Sebastian Bach was a German composer, organist, harpsichordist, violist, and violinist whose sacred and secular works for choir, orchestra, and solo instruments drew together the strands of the Baroque period and brought it to its ultimate maturity. Although he did not introduce new forms, he enriched the prevailing German style with a robust contrapuntal technique, an unrivalled control of harmonic and motivic organisation, and the adaptation of rhythms, forms and textures from abroad, particularly from Italy and France.
|Christmas Oratorio, BWV 248||Oratorio||Choir and Orchestra|
|Lobet Gott in seinen Reichen, BWV 11||Oratorio||Choir and Orchestra|
|St. Matthew's Passion, BWV 244||Oratorio||Choir and Orchestra|