Check out Mass in B Minor, BWV Et in Spiritum Sanctum by Bach Collegium San Diego on Amazon Music. Stream ad-free or purchase CD’s and MP3s now. What is certain is that Bach did not write the Mass in B minor in one fell swoop. . Et in Spiritum sanctum is scored for bass solo (actually, since it lies so much. Bach’s Mass in B minor (BWV ) is the synthesis of his life’s work. Drawing on decades of . Et in unum solos (second and third persons of the Trinity). Et in. Spiritum. (paired). Patrem Et in Spiritum sanctum Dominum. Bass, 2 oboi .

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Mass in B minor

Confiteor – Chor Confiteor unum baptisma in remissionem peccatorum, et expecto resurrectionem mortuorum, et vitam venturi saeculi. Et incarnatus est IMSLP does not assume bxch sort of legal responsibility or liability for the consequences bachh downloading files that are not in the public domain in your country.

Musicologist John Butt summarizes: Luther himself had been in favor of the simultaneous use of German, Latin, Greek and Hebrew, whenever possible. The voices enter s;iritum instrumental support in dense succession. Bach called for a rich instrumentation of brass, woodwinds and strings, assigning varied obbligato parts to different instruments.

Subscribe to our Newsletter Stay Connected. One of the most striking characteristics of Bach’s compositional procedure in the B-minor Mass is his reliance on earlier compositions. We think your country is: He had visited there several times, most recently intwo years before submitting his Mass, when he almost certainly visited the opera he saw Cleofide by Johann Adolf Hasse and met with composers in the city.

Mass in B minor

The three upper voices sing frequently alternating with the three lower voices, reminiscent of a passage by Isaiah about the angels singing “Holy, holy, holy” to each other Isaiah 6: Et in terra pax. Bach called the Credo portion of the mass Symbolum Nicenumafter Nicaea, the town in the Byzantine Empire in what is now Northwestern Turkey where the Nicene Creed was adopted by a council of bishops in the year Company Description History Past Productions.


It is one of the emotional high points of the entire composition. Bach P Detailed structure Chronology, Parodies, etc. Symbolum Nicenum Credo, No. He had composed the Sanctus inand the Missa consisting of the Kyrie and the Gloria in The text of the Hymnus Gloria begins with the angels’ song from Luke ‘s Christmas story.

Bach asked for two sopranos.

Bach-Gesellschaft AusgabeBand 6 Leipzig: Such recapitulation was current practice in Mass compositions of the time, giving the entire composition a sense of organic unity.

Rathey points out, that the scoring at first glance does not seem to match the text “Domine Deus, Rex coelestis” Lord God, Heavenly Kingbut it matches the continuation “Domine Deus, Agnus Dei” Lord God, Lamb of Godstressing the Lutheran “theologia crucis” theology of the cross that the omnipotent God is the same as the one revealed on the cross.

Et in Spiritum sanctum is scored for bass solo actually, since it lies so much higher than the earlier bass aria, “Quoniam,” a baritone singer is usually engaged for this movement and two spiritumm d’amore.

Contrary to later usage, the Lutheran Church in 18th-century Leipzig not only did not rule out singing in Latin, but actually required it, especially on major holidays.

A second repetition ey instruments, embedded voices and upward runs brings the whole section to a jubilant close on the words ” et vitam venturi saeculi. Autograph of the title page of the first book, Missa.

It was sacntum a stronghold of Catholicism in a predominantly Protestant environment. Until bwch, the date of composition for the Credo, Osanna, Benedictus and Agnus Dei was a matter of conjecture.

In the words of musicologist George Stauffer, working on the Mass gave the composer “a final chance to rework and refine his earlier sources” and resulted in “a highly select sampling of vocal music culled from four decades of sacred and secular composition.

He arranged the text in diverse movements for a five-part choir and solo voices, according to the taste in Dresden where sacred soiritum “borrowed” from Italian opera with a focus on choral movements, as musicologist Arthur Wenk notes.


This cantata, written in Weimar inlater inspired Franz Liszt to write one of his great organ works.

Archived from the original PDF on 9 December We have no evidence of a performance of the Missa at the electoral court in Dresden, sliritum any more than at St.

When he compiled the mass, he spirjtum these parts, added the Credoincluding new compositions, and concluded with Osannawhich is normally part of the Sanctus. Qui tollis peccata mundi, Suscipe deprecationem nostram. It was a Japanese musicologist, Yoshitake Kobayashi, who showed, inthat sppiritum movements were not written until and are therefore the last music Bach wrote, postdating The Art of Fugue.

The parts Kyrie, Gloria and Credo are all designed with choral sections as the outer movements, framing an intimate center of theological significance. I believe in one holy catholic and apostolic Church.

Mass in B minor structure – Wikipedia

The music, with its bright D-major sonorities with trumpets and kettledrums, is reminiscent of the opening of the Gloria. Like the Gloria, the Credo opens with a pair of choruses in contrasted styles: Finally, the Dona nobis pacem chorus is entirely identical to “Gratias agimus tibi” from the Gloria. A Major Product Type: For us and for our salvation He came down from heaven. In the opinion of the 19th-century scholar Philipp Spitta, Bach superimposed the two lines to express the “mysterious Unity of the Father and Son, bavh which the possibility of atonement depends.

Gratias – Chor Gratias agimus tibi propter magnam gloriam tuam. As the Dresden Mass style required, it opens with a short homophonic section, [18] followed by an extended fugue in two sections, which both begin with an instrumental fugue. Confiteoron the other hand, is a grave and solemn movement: