Christmas Classics: Bach’s Christmas Oratorio from Classical KING FM’s Exploring Music by Classical KING FM published on 2013-11-21T00:45:54Z From Classical KING FM at 98.1 and www.KING.org: Johann Sebastian Bach: Christmas Oratorio, BWV 248: Opening chorus: Jauchzet, froklocket (Rejoice, exult!) What makes Bach’s Christmas Oratorio so great? It could be the drums, the trumpets, the trills or the sheer holiday joy evident in every note…but our announcer, Lisa Bergman, thinks it’s the swing! It’s written in triple meter—that’s three beats to a bar—rather than in a march, as other composers might have done. That means it’s impossible to listen without the temptation to tap your toe right along with the beat! YouTube recommendation: http://www.YouTube.com/watch?v=a6MMW-NJmt8 Additional links: http://www.YouTube.com/watch?v=gZS2Fg3hbco Tune in for musical fun facts and vignettes of unique music every night at 6:00pm with Exploring Music at 98.1 in Seattle, online at www.KING.org, and through the KING FM Smartphone apps, featuring four channels of Classical Music.