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The Christmas Oratorio

A musical, cultural and spiritual exploration

The Christmas Oratorio BWV 248
Cantata 1
Cantata 2
Cantata 3
Cantata 4
Cantata 5

Markus Rathey: Johann Sebastian Bach's Christmas Oratorio: Music, Theology, Culture
Daniel R. Melanesien: Listening to Bach: The Mass in B Minor and the Christmas Oratorio (print, kindle, audio)
Bach cantatas (a very comprehensive website)
Bach performances (incomplete but of the highest quality)