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JS Bach

The Christmas Oratorio

A musical, cultural and spiritual exploration

JS Bach at Christmas (BBC Radio 3)

Monday 19 Dec 12.00: Leipzig, 1723
Tuesday 20 Dec 12.00: Weimar, 1717
Wednesday 21 Dec 12.00: Cöthen, 1734
Thursday 22 Dec 12.00: Leipzig, 1734
Friday 23 Dec 12.00: Leipzig, 1734

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)