Bach: Magnificat in D - Ricercar Consort

The Ricercar Consort under founder Philippe Pierlot gives a resoundingly jubilant performance of Bach’s Magnificat in D

Composer:  Bach
Repertoire: Magnificat in D, BWV243; Mass in G minor, BWV235, et al.
Artists: Soloists, Ricercar Consort/Philippe Pierlot
Rating: 4/5 
Genre: Vocal
Label: Mirare MIR 102

Soloists and choir blend in unanimous, powerful acclaim for God’s nativity; Spanish countertenor Carlos Mena in particular stands out for his strong, slender tone in the Esurientes. The same ensemble sings the ‘short’ Mass in G minor, and organist Francis Jacob adds a churchy flavour with the Prelude and Fugue in G, known as ‘The Great’.