"Flößt, mein Heiland, flößt dein Namen"

I know, I know. This is not really music for Advent. But, yesterday was Gaudete Sunday and so we were invited to anticipate the great Solemnity heading our way. This aria by J.S. Bach comes at the end of the Christmas oratorio and is one of the most beautiful pieces of music ever written.

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