Choir and Orchestra Music Recordings

The practice of combining choirs and orchestras can be traced back to the different forms of instrumental accompaniment for choral music in the Renaissance and Baroque periods. As the practice of the basso continuo dissapeared, orchestral parts started to be fully written-out. Eventually the combination of orchestra and choir escaped the sphere of purely sacred music. One of the defining moments in the creation of the symphonic choral tradition was Beethoven's inclusion of soloists and choir in his Ninth Symphony (1824).

Title Composer Form Period Ratings
A heart that knows its Jesus is living, BWV 134 Johann Sebastian Bach Cantata Baroque
Alleluia, Confitemini e Laudate Manoel Dias de Oliveira Cantata Classical
Alles, was ihr tut mir Worten oder Werken, BuxWV 4 Dietrich Buxtehude Cantata Baroque
Awake, calls the voice to us, BWV 140 Johann Sebastian Bach Cantata Baroque
Blessed is the man, BWV 57 Johann Sebastian Bach Cantata Baroque
Cantata "Barmherziges Herze der ewigen Liebe", BWV. 185 Johann Sebastian Bach Cantata Baroque
Cantata ''Der Herr ist mein getreuer Hirt'', BWV. 112 Johann Sebastian Bach Cantata Baroque
Cantata ''Geschwinde, ihr wirbelnden Winde'', BWV. 201 Johann Sebastian Bach Cantata Baroque
Cantata ''Ich will den Kreuzstab gerne tragen'', BWV. 56 Johann Sebastian Bach Cantata Baroque
Cantata ''Jesu, der du meine Seele'', BWV. 78 Johann Sebastian Bach Cantata Baroque
Cantata ''Wahrlich, wahrlich, ich sage euch'', BWV. 86 Johann Sebastian Bach Cantata Baroque
Cantata ''Zerreißet, zersprenget, zertrümmert die Gruft'', BWV. 205 Johann Sebastian Bach Cantata Baroque
Ein ungefärbt Gemüte, BWV 24 Johann Sebastian Bach Cantata Baroque
Gott fähret auf mit Jauchzen, BWV 43 Johann Sebastian Bach Cantata Baroque
Gottes Zeit ist die allerbeste Zeit, BWV 106 Johann Sebastian Bach Cantata Baroque
Ich habe genug, BWV 82 Johann Sebastian Bach Cantata Baroque
Ihr Menschen, rühmet Gottes Liebe, BWV 167 Johann Sebastian Bach Cantata Baroque
''Jesus, Joy of Man's Desiring'' from Cantata, BWV. 147 Johann Sebastian Bach Cantata Baroque
Jesus nahm zu sich die Zwölfe, BWV 22 Johann Sebastian Bach Cantata Baroque
La damoiselle élue Claude Debussy Cantata Late 19th century