Accompanied by the French lutenist Thomas Dunford and his Jupiter ensemble, French-Italian mezzo-soprano Lea Desandre sings “Guardian Angels, Oh, Protect me” from Händel’s The Triumph of Time and Truth, HWV 71, the final name of an oratorio by George Frideric Handel produced in three different versions across fifty years of the composer’s career.
Conducted by Philippe Herreweghe, Collegium Vocale Gent choir & orchestra perform Johann Sebastian Bach’s Matthäus-Passion (St Matthew’s Passion) BWV 244. Recorded in 2001.
Conducted by Nikolaus Harnoncourt, the Austrian baroque music ensemble Concentus Musicus Wien and the Soloists of the Tölzer Knabenchor perform Johann Sebastian Bach’s Weihnachts Oratorium (Christmas Oratorio) BWV 248. This recording dates from 1982 at the Thomaskirche (St. Thomas Church) in Leipzig, Germany.