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Lionel Meunier & Vox Luminis
Bach Cantatas & Other Vocal Works

Contents

Recordings of Cantatas
Recordings of Other Vocal Works
Recordings of Works of Other Composers performed by J.S. Bach

Lionel Meunier - Short Biography
Vox Luminis - Short History

Discography

Recordings of Cantatas


C-1

Réforme & Contre-Réforme = Reformation & Counter Reformation
A Baroque Christmas

 

CD-8: Chorale Das ist des Vaters Wille (Mvt. 5) from Cantata BWV 73 [2:40]
CD-3: Chorale Das ist des Vaters Wille (Mvt. 5) from Cantata BWV 73 [2:39]

Artistic Direction: Lionel Meunier

Vox Luminis

Soprano: Zsuzsi Tóth, Jean-Luc Thellin (Organ)

Ricercar RIC-101
Ricercar RIC-329

Released: Sep 2010

8-CD / TT: 630 min
3-CD / TT: 237 min

Recorded at Abbey Church Ninove, Belgium.
Listen on YouTube:
Cantata BWV 73: Mvt. 5: Chorale [3:01]
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3-CD (2012): Amazon.com | Amazon.co.uk | Amazon.de | ArkivMusic


C-3

J.S. Bach: BWV 196, Arnstadt rehearsal

 

Cantata Der Herr denket an uns, BWV 196 [13:07]

Lionel Meunier

Vox Luminis

VL: Sopranos: Zsuzsi Tóth, Stefanie True; Altos: Barnabás Hegyi, Jan Kullmann; Tenors: Philippe Froeliger, Robert Buckland; Basses: Hugo Oliveira, Lionel Meunier
Violins 1: Jacek Kuzydlo; Violin 2: Annegret Hoffmann; Viola: Antina Hugosson; Violoncello: Anton Baba; Double-bass: Benoit Vanden Bemden; Bassoon: Lisa Góldberg; Organ: Marcin Szelest

YouTube

Aug 13, 2014

Video / TT:

Recorded & filmed live at Bachkirche, Arnstadt, Thuringia, Germany.
Watch on YouTube:
Cantata BWV 196: Complete Cantata [13:07]


C-2

Bach: Actus Tragicus (Cantatas BWV 106, 150, 131, 12)

 
 

Cantatas BWV 106 [21:07], BWV 150 [15:32], BWV 131 [23:35], BWV 12 [24:36]

Lionel Meunier

Vox Luminis

BWV 106: Soprano: Zsuzsi Tóth; Alto: Daniel Elgersma; Tenor: Philippe Froeliger; Basses: Tomáš Král
Lionel Meunier, Benny Aghassi (Recorders); Mieneke Van Der Velden, Ricardo Rodríguez Miranda (Violas da gamba); Bart Jacobs (Organ)
BWV 150: Soprano: Zsuzsi Tóth, Kristen Witmer*; Altos: Daniel Elgersma*, Barnabás Hegyi; Tenors: Robert Buckland*, Philippe Froeliger; Basses: Tomáš Král, Lionel Meunier*
Jacek Kurzydlo, Cecilia Bernardini (Violins); Benny Aghassi (Bassoon); Emily Robinson (Cello); Bart Jacobs (Organ)
BWV 131: Sopranos: Zsuzsi Tóth, Kristen Witmer; Altos: Daniel Elgersma, Barnabás Hegyi; Tenors: Reinoud Van Mechelen*, Philippe Froeliger; Basses: Lionel Meunier, Sebastian Myrus*
Jasu Moisio (Oboe); Jacek Kurzydlo (Violin); Antina Hugosson, Johanes Frisch (Violas); Emily Robinson (Cello); Anaïs Ramage (Bassoon); Bart Jacobs (Organ)
BWV 12: Sopranos: Zsuzsi Tóth, Kristen Witmer; Altos: Daniel Elgersma*, Barnabás Hegyi; Tenors: Reinoud Van Mechelen*, Philippe Froeliger; Basses: Lionel Meunier, Sebastian Myrus
Jasu Moisio (Oboe); Rudolf Lörinc (Slide Trumpet); Jacek Kurzydlo, Johanes Frisch (Violins); Antina Hugosson, Nadine Henrichs (Violas); Emily Robinson (Cello); Anaïs Ramage (Bassoon); Bart Jacobs (Organ)

Alpha Classics AJ-0258
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Apr 13-15 & Jul 22-24, 2016

CD / TT: 84:55
MP3 / TT: 74:36

Recroded at Onze Lieve Vrouw & Sint-Leodegariuskerk, Bornem, Belgium.
Recording Producer, Editing & Mastering: Aline Blondiau.
Buy this album at:
CD (2016): Amazon.com | Amazon.co.uk | Amazon.de
Music Download: Amazon.co.uk | Amazon.de


Recordings of Other Vocal Works


V-1

Johann, Johann Christoph, Johann Michael Bach: Motetten - Complete Motets

 

CD-1:
1. Johann Bach: Motet Sei nun wieder zufrieden [3:34]
2 Johann Bach: Motet Unser Leben ist ein Schatten [7:35]
3. Johann Bach: Motet Weint nicht um meinen Tod [6:25]
4. Johann Christoph Bach: Motet Der Gerechte, ob er gleich zu zeitlich stirb [4:52]
5. Johann Christoph Bach: Der Mensch, vom Weibe geboren [3:39]
6. Johann Christoph Bach: Motet Sei getreu bis in den Tod [3:56]
7. Johann Michael Bach: Motet Halt, was du hast [5:26]
8. Johann Michael Bach: Motet Ich weiss, dass mein Erlöser lebet [2:51]
9. Johann Michael Bach: Motet Herr, wenn ich nur dich habe [3:14]
10. Johann Michael Bach: Motet Herr, ich warte auf dein Heil [4:52]
11. Johann Michael Bach: Unser Leben währet siebenzig Jahr [3:55]
12. Johann Michael Bach: Motet Herr, du lässest mich erfahren [4:28]
13. Johann Michael Bach: Motet Dem Menschen ist gesetzt, einmal zu sterben [6:22]
14. Johann Christoph Bach: Aria Mit Weinen hebt sichs an [6:25]
15. J.S. Bach: Motet Ich lasse dich nicht, BWV Anh 159 [4:46]

CD-2:
1. Johann Michael Bach: Motet Das Blut Jesu Christi [4:57]
2. Johann Michael Bach: Motet Nun hab ich überwunden [3:26]
3. Johann Christoph Bach: Motet Fürchte dich nicht [4:35]
4. Johann Christoph Bach: Motet Lieber Herr Gott, wecke auf uns [4:16]
5. Johann Michael Bach: Motet Fürchtet euch nicht [3:11]
6. Johann Michael Bach: Motet Ehre sei Gott in der Höhe [3:30]
Johann Christoph Bach: Motet Merk auf, mein Herz und sieh dorthin, BWV Anh 163:
- 7. Merk auf mein Herz [1:36]
- 8. Es ist der Herr Christ, unser Gott [1:27]
- 9. Des laßt uns alle fröhlich sein [1:30]
- 10. Bist willkommen [2:19]
- 11. Ach, Herr, du Schöpfer aller Ding [2:03]
- 12. Ach, mein herzliebes Jesulein [2:22]
- 13. Lob, Ehr sei Gott im högsten Trohn [1:59]
14. Johann Michael Bach: Motet Sei, lieber Tag, willkommen [4:44]
15. Johann Michael Bach: Motet Nun treten wir ins neue Jahr [3:36]
16. Johann Christoph Bach: Motet Herr, nun lässest du deinen Diener in Friede fahren [5:32]
17. Johann Christoph Bach: Motet Unsers Herzens Freude hat ein Ende [8:13]
18. Johann Christoph Bach: Aria Es ist nun aus mit meinem Leben [1:50]

Artistic Direction: Lionel Meunier

Vox Luminis

Sopranos: Sara Jäggi, Zsuzsi Tóth, Kristen Witmer; Mezzo-soprano: Helen Cassano; Counter-tenors: Barnabás Hegyi, Jan Kullmann, Daniel Elgersma; Tenors: Olivier Berten, Robert Buckland, Philippe Froeliger; Baritone: Achim Hoffmann; Basses: Bertrand Delvaux. Lionel Meunier, Matthias Lutze
Organ: Masato Suzuki, Haru Kitamika, Claudio Ribeiro, David Van Bouwel

Ricercar RIC-347
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Sep 2013; May & Nov 2014

2-CD / TT: 141:43
MP3 / TT: 141:25

Recorded at Beaufays, Église Saint-Jean l'Évangéliste, Beaufays, Belgium.
Scorpio Collectief: Eva Godard, Simen Van Mechelen (artistic direction), Adam Woolf, Charlotte Van Passen, Adam Bregman.
Buy this album at:
2-CD (2015): Amazon.com | Amazon.co.uk | Amazon.de
Music Download: Amazon.com | Amazon.co.uk | Amazon.de


V-2

J.S. Bach: BWV 227, 236 & 243 Vox Luminis, Amsterdam 31 Jan. 2016

NB, SATB, U-227, 236, 243 UPDATE

00:02:46 Motet Jesu, meine Freude, BWV 227 [25:00]
Missa brevis in G major BWV 236 [30:20]:
00:25:45 01 Kyrie (Choir)
00:30:03 02 Gloria (Choir)
00:34:47 03 Gratias agimus tibi propter magnam gloriam tuam (Aria)
00:39:49 04 Domine Deus, Agnus Dei, Filius Patris (Aria Duet)
00:43:59 05 Quoniam tu solus sanctus (Aria)
00:49:53 06 Cum Sancto Spiritu (Choir)
Magnificat in D major, BWV 243 [30:26]:
00:56:05 01 Magnificat anima mea Dominnum (Choir)
00:58:57 02 Et exsultavit spiritus meus (Aria)
01:01:16 03 Quia respexit humalitatem (Aria)
01:03:44 04 Omnes generationes (Choir)
01:05:17 05 Quia fecit mihi magna (Aria)
01:07:15 06 Et misericordia (Aria)
01:10:27 07 Fecit potentiam in bracchio suo (Choir)
01:12:15 08 Deposuit potentes (Aria)
01:15:05 09 Esurientes implevit bonis (Aria)
01:16:49 10 Suscepit Israel puerum suum (Choir)
01:19:46 11 Sicut locutus est (Choir)
01:20:47 12 Gloria Patri, gloria Filio (Choir)
01:26:31 Interview with Lionel Meunier, artistic director of Vox Luminis during the break of the program

Artistic Direction: Lionel Meunier

Vox Luminis

Vox Luminis: Sopranos: Zsuzsi Tóth, Caroline Weynants, Sara Jäggi, Stefanie True; Altos: Barnabás Hegyi, Jan Kullmann; Tenors: Róbert Buckland, Reinoud Van Mechelen; Basses: Lionel Meunier, Marc Pantus, Tomáš Král
Violins 1: Tuomo Suni, Jacek Kuzyd lo, Annemarie Kosten-Dür; Violins 2: Cynthia Miller Freivogel, Antina Hugosson, Agnieska Papierska; Violas: Johannes Frisch, Raquel Massadas; Cellos: Anton Baba, Emily Robinson; Violone: Benoit Vanden Bemden; Transvese Flutes: Jan Van den Borre, Carlota Garcia; Oboes: Jasu Moisio, Katariina Malmberg; Bassoon: Lisa Góldberg; Trumpets: Moritz Görg, Tibor Meszaros, Thomas Neupert; Timpani: Peppie Wiersma; Organ: Bart Jacobs

YouTube

Jan 31, 2016

Audio / TT: 92:23

Recorded & broadcasted live by MAX Avondconcert on January 31, 2016 at the Muziekgebouw aan 't IJm Amsterdam, the Netherlands, as part of De Bachdag presented by Wouter Pleijsier.
1st recording of Magnificat BWV 243 by L. Meunier.
Listen on YouTube:
Compete Concert: BWV 227, BWV 236, BWV 243 [92:23]


V-3

Handel: Dixit Dominus; Bach: Magnificat

 
 

Magnificat in D major, BWV 243 [28:54]

Lionel Meunier

Vox Luminis

Vox Luminis: Sopranos: Zsuzsi Tóth [3, 10], Stefanie True [2], Caroline Weynants [10], Victoria Cassano; Altos: Jan Kullmann [6], Daniel Elgersma [9, 10]; Tenors: Róbert Buckland, [8], Philippe Froeliger [6]; Basses: Sebastian Myrus [5], Lionel Meunier
Concert-master: Tuomo Suni; Violins 1: Jacek Kurzydło, Johannes Frisch; Violins 2: Antina Hugosson, Nadine Henrichs, Lucia Giraudo; Violas: Annemarie Kosten-Dür, Wendy Ruymen; Cellos: Lucia Swarts, Carlos Leal; Double-bass: Benoît Vanden Bemden; Flutes: Patrick Beuckels, Jan Van Den Borre; Oboes: Jasu Moisio, Christopher Palameta; Bassoon: Lisa Goldberg; Trumpets: Rudolf Lörinc, Möritz Georg, Tibor Mészáros; Timpani: Peppie Wiersma; Organ: Bart Jacobs [Organ by Christian Müller Organ, 1733]

Alpha Classics AJ-0370
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Jul 2017

CD / TT: 61:22
MP3 / TT: 61:08

Recorded at De Waalse Kerk, Amsterdam, the Netherlands.
Recording Producer, Editing & :Mastering Aline Blondiau; Alpha Classics: Didier Martin (Director); Louise Burel (Production).
2nd recording of Magnificat BWV 243 by L. Meunier.
Watch on YouTube:
Album: Trailer [5:48]
Buy this album at:
CD (2017): Amazon.com | Amazon.co.uk | Amazon.de
Music Download: Amazon.co.uk | Amazon.de


Recordings of Works of Other Composers performed by J.S. Bach


P-1

Reinhard Keiser: Brockes-Passion [V-1]

 

R. Keiser: Brockes-Passion

Peter Van Heyghen

Vox Luminis / Les Muffatti

Soprano [Tochter Zion, Magd 3, Gläubige Seele 1]: Zsuzsi Tóth; Tenor: [Evangelist]: Jan van Elsacker; Bass [Jesus]: Peter Kooy
Soprano: Sara Jäggi; Soprano: Caroline Weynants; Counter-tenors: Barnabás Hegyi, Jan Kullmann; Tenor: Fernando Guimarães; Tenor: Robert Buckland; Bass: Lionel Meunier; Bass Hugo Oliveira
Les Muffatti: Violins: François Fernandez, Marie Haag, Catherine Meeùs, Marcin Lasia, Benedicte Verbeek, Laurent Hulsbosch; Violas: Wendy Ruymen, Julie Vermeulen; Cellos: Marian Minnen, Corentin Dellicour; Double-bass: Benoît Vanden Bemden; Transverse Fl: Stefanie Troffaes; Oboes: Vinciane Baudhuin, Stefaan Verdegem; Recorders: Laura Pok, Stefanie Troffaes; Bassoons: Lisa Goldberg, Alain De Ryckere, Isabel Favilla; Harpsichord: Kris Verhelst; Archilute: Bernard Zonderman

Ramée RAM-1303
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Jul 2012

2-CD / TT: 120:36
MP3 / TT:119:47

Recorded at Augustinus Muziekcentrum, Antwerp, Belgium.
Watch on YouTube: Keiser: Brockes-Passion: Impressions from rehearsal & recording [22:36] | Trailer [7:18]
Buy this album at:
2-CD (2014): Amazon.com | Amazon.co.uk | Amazon.de
Music Download: Amazon.com | Amazon.co.uk | Amazon.de | ClassicsOnline


 

The list of recordings was compiled by Aryeh Oron (June 2015 - November 2017)

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