Happy Epiphany

January 6th marks Epiphany, which as I understood it was the day the Three Wise Men made it to Bethlehem…  and of course a second opportunity for presents…  To mark the occasion, here is part 6 from Johann Sebastian Bach‘s Christmas Oratorio, “for the feasts of Epiphany”:

This oratorio was actually made up of earlier music by Bach, drawn from 4 previous cantatas, one of which is otherwise lost, but this pastiche was written for the 1734 Christmas season.


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