Crucifixus: The Sacred Music of J.S. Bach. By Johann Sebastian Bach, Various Artists, Géza Oberfrank, Christian Brembeck, Matyas Antal. • 14 songs. Bach’s Mass in B minor (BWV ) is the synthesis of his life’s work. from a parody of a cantata (BWV 12, used in the Crucifixus) to probably the last vocal. Check out J.S. Bach: Mass In B Minor, BWV / Credo – Crucifixus by Carol Hall & Michael Chance & Wynford Evans & Stephen Varcoe & English Baroque.

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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: Bach asked for two sopranos.

The voices sing a motif of descending triads. Archived from the original on 4 October Agnus Dei, Dona nobis pacem No. The late separate setting of the words which had been given special attention by previous composers of the mass, established the symmetry of the Credo.

The text of the Hymnus Gloria begins with the angels’ song from Luke ‘s Christmas story. Crucivixus 16 September The voices enter without instrumental support in dense succession.

In Bach’s earlier settings of the mass he had treated “Qui tollis and “Qui sedes” as one movement, here he distinguished Jesus at the right hand of the father by dance-like music.

Mass in B minor, BWV 232 (Johann Sebastian Bach)

In other projects Wikimedia Commons. The virgin birth, ” Et incarnatus est ” And was incarnateis a five-part movement. Practical performances often have only one soprano soloist, sharing the parts for the second soprano SII between soprano and alto. Kyrie eleison II 4. Et in terra pax 6. Pages are still missing from Bach Digital’s scan. The ritornello is played between the three sections, the second time shortened, and it concludes the movement.


Mass in B minor, BWV 232 (Bach, Johann Sebastian)

The Crucifixus is also the oldest music in the Mass, dating back to Sanctus in D minor BWV More information about this can be found here. When the text reaches the phase ” Qui tollis peccata mundi ” who takes away the sins of the worldthe music is given attacca to a four-part choir with two obbligato flutes.

The first movement is scored for five-part choir, woodwinds and strings. We find such a symmetric outline in many pieces by Johann Nach Bach,19 but only in a few cases is this outline as consequent as in the B Minor Mass.

Ctucifixus file s are part of the Werner Icking Music Collection.

Bach’s Mass in B minor: The voices are often in canon and in parallel, as in the Christe. The other voices enter in the sequence bass, alto, soprano I, soprano II, each one before the former one even finishes its line.

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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. Libbey, Ted 7 April Performer Pages Papalin recorder, chorus.


The section addressing God as Father and Son is again a duet, this time of soprano I and tenor. Mass in G minor BWV Exploring Bach’s B-Minor Mass. crycifixus

Here an obbligato flute opens crucofixus concerto with the orchestra and introduces material that the voices pick up. The continuo is not mentioned in the table as it is present all the time.

The theme contains all eight notes of the scale, as a symbol completeness. A four-part chorus in stile antico illustrates the idea of thanks and praise, again with trumpets and timpani.

It is probably Bach’s last vocal composition, dating from the end of or the first weeks of Instruments in the orchestra are three trumpets Trtimpani Ticorno da caccia Cotwo flauti traversi Fttwo oboes Obtwo oboes d’amore Oatwo bassoons Fgtwo violins Vlviola Vaand basso continuo. The first part of the text, devoted to thanks, is a melody in even tempo that rises gradually and falls again.

The text of the profession of faith, Credois the Nicene Creed. A second repetition of instruments, embedded voices and upward runs brings the whole section to a jubilant close on the words ” et vitam venturi saeculi. Et in Spiritum sanctum – Re-submission of the autograph of the Missa and Symbolum Nicenum originally crycifixus by Ivdruizsupplemented by 9 of the 11 missing pages.