Bach: Motets, Sir John Eliot Gardiner

Firstly, although yes it’s very shallow, I love the cover of this album. I feel like it sums up Bach in a single picture, we’re always teetering on the edge of possibilities while being grounded enough to casually hold our shoes in one hand. Sir John Eliot Gardiner is our guide through the Motet’s of Bach and since he’s had the treble parts memorised since he was twelve, I think he’s impressively suited to the role. Immediately apparent from the opening notes, he got me on the moments of silence in which you literally hold your breath waiting for the next note. These are lovingly recorded and a must for any fan of Bach or vocal music.