Nun Komm der Heiden Heiland TWV 1:1174; Der jüngste Tag wird bald sein Zie erreichen TWV 1:301; Uns ist ein Kind geboren TWV 1:1451; Gelobet seist du Jesu Christ TWV 1:612 Ideal combination of poetry and excellent music, the Christmas cantatas by Telemann show to which considerable extent the composer has opened the way for J.S. Bach et his contemporaries by introducing the modern operatic style in the German sacred cantata. Geistliches Singen und Spielen (1710-1711), a collection of cantatas composed for the city of Eisenach with the librettist Erdmann Neumeister, hides four superb Advent and Christmas cantatas, which Paul Dombrecht joyfully restores to life with five soloists and his superb Il Fondamento ensemble.