For this time of the year
Weihnachtskonzert: DIE GEBURT CHRISTI - ORATORIUM VON HEINRICH VON HERZOGENBERG
First thought: This depends from your preferences with classical music.Where to start in sacred music?
Oh, that's no so difficult. Just listen to all cantatas several times, and you have a good overview.Bach cantatas are varied in styles and individual pieces in numbers, so probably no one can be sure which to recommend. Me too, I would always recommend large scale pieces like masses or Te Deum of Marc Charpentier.
I think yes, thanks. Despite I don't usually like funeral theme. But, on the first listen, the composition is beautiful. Will listen again. I'm open to further suggestions (for pure choir), if length is not longer than 8-10 minutes The problem for me is that some pieces are quite long, often with about 3 large parts, like "La Messe de Nostre Dame" which is 28 min. long.What about this?