Cellist Yo-Yo Ma, mandolinist Chris Thile, and bassist Edgar Meyer have shared their recording of J.S. Bach's Wachet auf, ruft uns die Stimme, BWV 645, from their forthcoming album, Bach Trios, due April 7. You can hear it below and download the track now when you pre-order the album on iTunes, the Chris Thile Shop, and the Nonesuch Store, along with a previously released track, the first movement of Bach's Trio Sonata No. 6 in G Major, BWV 530.
Bach Trios comprises works by J.S. Bach originally written for keyboard instruments, plus one sonata for viola da gamba. In 2011, Ma, Thile, and Meyer—along with Stuart Duncan—collaborated on The Goat Rodeo Sessions, which won two Grammy Awards. The trio, which played Bach on the Thile–hosted radio program A Prairie Home Companion in December, performs in nine cities across the US beginning on April 21. For details, visit nonesuch.com/on-tour.