This Bach cantata is so beautiful it's basically from another planet

1 February 2019, 16:59

Today, we celebrate J.S. Bach's 333rd birthday. Here is the most divine version of his 'Vergnügte Ruh, beliebte Seelenlust' you're likely to hear.

The visual wizards at Fly On The Wall have been capturing outstanding musical performances, and this one is no exception. Countertenor Tim Mead takes centre stage in this glorious reading of the first movement of Bach's cantata 'Vergnügte Ruh, beliebte Seelenlust'.

Observe the beauty not only of Mead's voice of elasticated silk, but also of the accompaniment, the setting, the sun peeking through the windows... 

Yeah, we like. A lot.