I've had a crush on that King

trying to play the oboe obbligato on a tissue-covered comb

I needed some heavy-duty relaxing this weekend, so I took a bath with my third-best copy of Trojan Gold. (What, you don't hoard multiple copies of your favorite books? I mean, you can't take your only copy of your favorite book into the bath!)

This, naturally enough, prompted me to look for more recordings of BWV 140, which led to the happy discovery of John Eliot Gardiner's Bach Cantata Pilgrimage. Their version of Wachet auf, ruft uns die Stimme is so lovely that I just had to share.

Also, because I share Vicky's taste in theologically-deficient misprisions of the text and because I am secretly still twelve, I really love the other aria in the cantata, where the soprano (the soul) sings "Wenn kömmst du?" and the bass (Jesus) sings "Ich komme!" ;)

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I LOVE THAT BOOK SO MUCH. It is my favorite of the Vicky Bliss books, and that scene with John and Vicky... *flails* Words fail me. LOVELOVELOVELOVELOVE.

Ahem. :)

(And yay, thank you for sharing!)
Oh man, me too! I'm sure I've read it as many times as the rest of the Vicky Bliss books put together. I imprinted all over that like a wee fluffy baby duckling. ♥

(You're very welcome!)