Airs of cantatas and Sonatas


The ambition of this record is to find, around a small instrumentarium, the magic of the timbre of children's voices in Bach's sacred cantatas, so dear to Harnoncourt and Leonhardt, and which participate in creating a very special emotion and color.

The recording techniques used now make it possible to reproduce these colors more faithfully and thus evoke those moments of grace and eloquence.


Classica Recommended

World of Music * * * *


Pilgrim Magazine { December 2000 }

"The fourth album of the ensemble Amarillis offers to find (…) the magic of children's voices in Bach's sacred cantatas. Directed by Arlette Steyer, control of children from Colmar, creates here a very special emotion. This mixture of freshness and refinement is a dazzling. »

Alsace { December 2000 }

"A CD to discover and consume without moderation (…) it imposes itself from the first bars. »

MusicWeb International { mars 2001 } Terry Barfoot

“Some of the recordings are spectacularly good. There is detail along with plenty of atmospheric impact, and this is just right for chamber music and for projecting the talents of the performers.”

Release 2000
Ambroisie-Naïve label
Distribution Harmonia Mundi



Heloïse Gaillard, baroque recorder and oboe

Violaine Cochard, harpsichord and organ

Ophelia Gaillard, cello


Supervision of the children of Colmar

Arlette Steyer, direction

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