Bachs Not-So-Minor B-Minor Mass

March 23, 2013, 7:00 pm

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“There’s so much that’s mysterious about Bach’s Mass,” Bill says, and this week he attempts to demystify Bach’s grand work by setting its context in history, tracing relevant antecedents: Bach was writing a Latin mass despite his orientation as a Lutheran. Bill surmises that Bach went back to his musical heroes from the Renaissance. “They composed masses in Latin, and so would he.” Bill illustrates pertinent influences in Beethoven, Strauss, and Haydn as well as how Bach reformed some of his own work to inform his mass.

Playlist

Episode 1

Desprez: Missa De Beata Vergine –I. Kyrie; II. Christe; III. Kyrie
A Sei Voci Fabré/Garrus
Naïve 8892
3:17

Palestrina: Missa Papae MarcelliKyrie
Oxford Camerata/Summerly
Naxos 8.553238
4:34

de Lassus: Kyrie
The Hilliard Ensemble
ECM 453841
Excerpt :53

Bach: Mass In F Major, BWV 233: I. Kyrie
Stuttgart Bach Collegium/Rilling, Stuttgart Gachinger Kantorei
Stampfli, Russ & Speiser
Profil/Hännssler 7037
4:51

Bach: Mass In B Minor, BWV 232
I. Kyrie eleison
II. Christe eleison
III. Kyrie eleison

Atlanta Symphony Orchestra & Chamber Chorus/ Shaw
McNair, Ziegler, Simpson, Aler, Stone, Paul
Telarc 80233
19:54 (excerpt 1:28, :35)

Haydn: Missa In Tempore Belli, H 22/9, “Paukenmesse” – I. Kyrie
Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra, RIAS Chamber Choir/Levine McNair, Ziegler
DG 435853
2:07

Beethoven: Missa Solemnis in D major Op. 123 – I. Kyrie
Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra, Rundfunkchor Leipzig/Masur
Tomowa-Sintow, Burmeister, Schreier, Polster
Berlin 9150
8:02

Episode 2

Palestrina : Missa Papae Marcelli – Gloria
Oxford Camerata/Summerly
Naxos 8553238
5:37

Bach: Mass In F Major, BWV 233: Gloria
Stuttgart Bach Collegium/Rilling
Jakob Stampfli, Ingeborg Russ, & Elisabeth Speiser
Profil 7027
6:36

Bach: Mass in B minor, BWV 232 – Gloria in Excelsis; Et in terra pax; Laudamus te; Gracias agimus tibi; Domine Deus
Netherlands Bach Society/van Veldhoven
Mields, Zomer, White, Daniels, Harvey, Root, ft.
Channel Classics 25007
18:00

Beethoven: Missa Solemnis In D, Op. 123, Gloria; Qui Tollis
Chicago Symphony Orchestra & Chorus/Solti
Popp, Minton, Walker, Howell
London 455014
11:23

Bach: Orchestral Suite No. 3 in D Major, BWV 1068 – II. Air & V. Gigue
La Stravaganza Köln/Manze
Brilliant Classics 93668
7:00

Bach: Orchestra Suite No.3 in D Major, BWV 1068 – ‘Air on a G String’ (excerpt)
English Chamber Orchestra/Barritt; Kennedy, v.
Anderson, ob.,Kennedy, vln., Lester, harpsichord
EMI Classics 56890
1:29

Episode 3

Bach: Missa brevis in A Major, BWV 234
Qui tollis peccata mundi; Cum Sancto Spiritu

Academy of Ancient Music/Cleobury
Choir of King’s College, Cambridge
Lisa Milne, s.
EMI 56994
9:34

Johann Sebastian Bach: B minor Mass, BWV 232
Qui tollis peccata mundi; Qui sedes ad dextram Patris; Quoniam tu solus sanctus; Cum Sancto Spiritu

New Phiharmonia Orchestra & BBC Chorus/Klemperer
Baker; Krauss; Sutcliffe, oboe d’amore; Busch, horn
EMI 63364
20:34

Strauss: Also Sprach Zarathustra, op. 30
Von den Hinterweltlern

Chicago Symphony Orchestra/Solti
London/Decca 440618
3:36

Anon.: Graduel d’Aliénor de Bretagne: Credo in unum Deum
Ensemble Organum/Pérés
Harmonia mundi 290652
:51

Bach: B minor Mass, BWV 232
Credo; Credo In Unum Deum; Patrem Omnipotentem; Et In Unum Dominum

The Sixteen Choir & Orchestra/Christophers
Dubosc; James Bowman
Brilliant Classics 99361
8:16

Bach: Fugue No. 2 in C minor & Prelude No. 1 fr. WTC, Bk. 1
Lewis, Lester, vln; Martin, vla; Collins, g.; Johnson, bs.
Phillips 824 381
4:20, Prelude-excerpt 2:13

Episode 4

Bach: Weinen, Klagen, Sorgen, Zagen BWV 12
Academy of Ancient Music/Cleobury
Choir of King’s College, Cambridge College
Michael Chance; Michael George; Ian Bostridge;
Mark Radcliffe; Micaela Comberti; Peter Lissauer; David Blackadder
EMI 56994
8:42

Bach: Mass in B Minor, BWV 232
Et Incarnatus est-Credo; Crucifixus; Et Resurrexit; Et in Spiritum Sanctum; Confiteor Unum Baptisma; Et Expecto Resurrectionem

New Philharmonia Chorus and Orchestra/Giulini
Jenny Hill, Janet Baker, Peter Pears, John Shirley-Quirk
BBC 4062
23:24

Bach: Crucifixus (excerpt)
New Philharmonia Chorus and Orchestra/Giulini; Jenny Hill, Janet Baker, Peter Pears, John Shirley-Quirk
BBC 4062
:32

Bach: Crucifixus (excerpt)
Netherlands Bach Society/Van Veldhoven
Channel Classics 25007
:35

Bach: Crucifixus (excerpt)
Les musiciens du Louvre-Grenoble/Minkowski
Naïve V 5145
:42

Bach: Crucifixus (excerpt)
The Sixteen Choir & Orchestra/Christophers
Dubosc, Denley
Brilliant Classics 99361
:35

Bach: Crucifixus (excerpt)
New Philharmonia Orchestra/Klemperer
BBC Chorus
EMI 63364
2:04

Mozart: Grosse Messe c-moll KV 427 – Credo – Et incarnatus est
Bayerischen Rundfunks/Bernstein
Auger, s.
DG 431 791
7:50

Bach, arr. Koopman: Cantata #167, BWV 167, “Ihr Menschen, Rühmet Gottes Liebe” & “Sei Lob Und Preis Mit Ehren”
Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra/Koopman
Yo-Yo Ma, cello
Sony 60680
2:15, 2:29

Episode 5

Bach: Gloria fr. B Minor Mass (excerpt)
CSO/Solti
Lon 430353
:50

Mozart: Mass In C Minor, K 427, “Great” – Sanctus
Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks/Bernstein
DG 431 791
3:26

Haydn: Missa In Tempore Belli, “Paukenmesse” H 22/9 – Sanctus
Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra, RIAS Chamber Choir/Levine
McNair, Ziegler, Blochwitz, Schmidt
DG 435 853
2:55

Beethoven: Missa Solemnis In D, Op. 123 – Sanctus; Benedictus
Chicago Symphony Orchestra and Chorus/Solti
Popp, Minton, Walker, Howell
London 455014
16:48

Bach: Mass In B Minor – Sanctus; Osanna; Benedictus; Osanna #2; Agnus Dei; Dona Nobis Pacem
Atlanta Symphony and Chamber Chorus/Shaw
McNair, Ziegler,Simpson, Aler, Stone, Paul
Telarc 80233
25:43 ( excerpts :57; 3:05)

Bach: Mass in B Minor – Qui Tollis Pecatta Mundi
Netherlands Bach Society/Van Veldhoven
Channel Classics 5007
3:05