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Mass in B minor BWV 232

Ref.

BWV 232

German Title

Messe in h-Moll

Latin Title

Mass in B minor

English Title

Mass in B minor / B minor Mass

French Title

Messe en si mineur

Italian Title

Messa in B Minor

Spanish Title

Misa en Si menor

Event

 

Composed

Leipzig, 1747-1749; Mostly assembled from previous materials from 1724 onwards.
1st performance of Sanctus: December 25, 1725 - Leipzig; 2nd performance of Sanctus: 1726-1727 - Leipzig; 3rd performance of Sanctus: 1743-1748 - Leipzig; 1st performance of Kyrie & Gloris (Mvts. 1-12): July 27, 1733 - Dresden; Performance of Symbolum Nicenum and Osanna, Benedictus, Agnus Die & Dona nobis pacem: 1748-1749 - Leipzig ?

Text

Latin Mass

Text: Latin-1 | Translations: English-1 | English-5 | Finnish-1 | French-6 | Hebrew-1 | Hebrew-2 | Hungarian-1 | Indonesian | Japanese-6 | Portuguese-2 | Spanish-6

Scoring

Soloists: Soprano I, Soprano II, Alto I, Alto II, Tenor I, Tenor II, Bass I, Bass II; Choir: S I, S II, A I, A II, T I, T II, B I, B II;
Orchestra: 3 trumpets, timpani, corno da caccia, 2 transverse flutes, 2 oboes, 2 oboes d'amore, 2 fagots, 2 violins, viola, continuo
Mvt. 1: Chorus | Mvt. 2: Aria | Mvt. 3: Chorus | Mvt. 4: Chorus | Mvt. 5: Chorus |
Mvt. 6: Aria | Mvt. 7: Chorus | Mvt. 8: Aria | Mvt. 9: Chorus | Mvt. 10: Aria |
Mvt. 11: Aria | Mvt. 12: Chorus | Mvt. 13: Chorus | Mvt. 14: Chorus | Mvt. 15: Aria |
Mvt. 16: Chorus | Mvt. 17: Chorus | Mvt. 18: Chorus | Mvt. 19: Aria | Mvt. 20: Chorus |
Mvt. 21: Chorus | Mvt. 22: Chorus | Mvt. 23: Chorus | Mvt. 24: Aria | Mvt. 25: Chorus |
Mvt. 26: Aria | Mvt. 27: Chorus

Score BGA [26.9 MB] | Manuscript [40.13 MB] | Bach's x's in BWV 232

References

BGA: VI | NBA: II/1 | BC: E 1 | Zwang: - | First Published: Bonn, 1845 | Autograph score (fascimile): Berlin, Staatsbibliothek (Leipzig, 1924; Kassel, 1965; Leipzig, 1983; Stuttgart, 1983 [missa only]) | Concordance, Chronology & Sources

Commentary

J.S. Bach Mass in B minor | Bach's Mass in B Minor as Musical Icon
Performing Bach's B minor Mass: Thirty Years of HIP
Mass in B Minor - Bach's only complete setting of the Latin Ordinary
J.S. Bach's B Minor Mass (May 1996)
The Mass in B minor, BWV 232 (Bethlehem)
Programme Notes for J.S. Bach’s B minor Mass
Bach, JS : Mass in B minor, BWV 232
Boston Cecilia: J.S. Bach, B Minor Mass Cantatas, Program Notes [by Donald Teeters]
Performance in Theory and in Practice: Helmuth Rilling’s Interpretations of Bach’s B minor Mass [by Uri Golomb]
Mass in B Minor: A Visual Studio by Henry de Jong (Worship aNew)
Exploring JS Bach Mass in B minor [by Tim Smith]

Music

Music Examples

Discussions

February 1998 - March 2003; Weeks of October 4 & 11, 2009

Contents

Complete Recordings - 1900-1949
Complete Recordings - 1950-1959
Complete Recordings - 1960-1969
Complete Recordings - 1970-1979
Complete Recordings - 1980-1989
Complete Recordings - 1990-1999
Complete Recordings - 2000-2009
Complete Recordings - 2010-2019
Recordings of Individual Movements

General Discussions - Part 1
General Discussions - Part 2
General Discussions - Part 3
General Discussions - Part 4
General Discussions - Part 5
General Discussions - Part 6
General Discussions - Part 7
General Discussions - Part 8
General Discussions - Part 9
General Discussions - Part 10
General Discussions - Part 11
General Discussions - Part 12
General Discussions - Part 13
General Discussions - Part 14
General Discussions - Part 15
General Discussions - Part 16

Systematic Discussions: Part 1: Kyrie | Part 2: Gloria | Part 3: Credo | Part 4: Sanctus | Part 5: Agnus Dei | Part 6: Early Recordings | Part 7: Summary

Mass in B minor BWV 232 - conducted by Claudio Abbado
Mass in B minor BWV 232 - conducted by Anonymous Conductor
Mass in B minor BWV 232 - conducted by Georg Christoph Biller
Mass in B minor BWV 232 - conducted by Frans Brüggen
Mass in B minor BWV 232 - conducted by John Butt
Mass in B minor BWV 232 - conducted by Sergiu Celibidache
Mass in B minor BWV 232 - conducted by Michel Corboz
Mass in B minor BWV 232 - conducted by Anders Eby
Mass in B minor BWV 232 - conducted by George Enescu
Mass in B minor BWV 232 - conducted by Eric Ericson
Mass in B minor BWV 232 - conducted by Diego Fasolis
Mass in B minor BWV 232 - conducted by John Eliot Gardiner
Mass in B minor BWV 232 - conducted by Carlo Maria Giulini
Mass in B minor BWV 232 - conducted by Nikolaus Harnoncourt
Mass in B minor BWV 232 - conducted by Thomas Hengelbrock
Mass in B minor BWV 232 - conducted by Philippe Herreweghe
Mass in B minor BWV 232 - conducted by Richard Hickox
Mass in B minor BWV 232 - conducted by René Jacobs
Mass in B minor BWV 232 - conducted by Eugen Jochum
Mass in B minor BWV 232 - conducted by Ifor Jones
Mass in B minor BWV 232 - performed by Konrad Junghänel & Cantus Cölln
Mass in B minor BWV 232 - conducted by Herbert von Karajan
Mass in B minor BWV 232 - conducted by Robert King
Mass in B minor BWV 232 - conducted by Otto Klemperer
Mass in B minor BWV 232 - conducted by Sigiswald Kuijken
Mass in B minor BWV 232 - conducted by Gustav Leonhardt
Mass in B minor BWV 232 - conducted by Paul McCreesh
Mass in B minor BWV 232 - conducted by Marc Minkowski
Mass in B minor BWV 232 - conducted by Helmut Müller-Bruhl
Mass in B minor BWV 232 - conducted by Seiji Ozawa
Mass in B minor BWV 232 - conducted by Martin Pearlman
Mass in B minor BWV 232 - conducted by Karl Richter
Mass in B minor BWV 232 - conducted by Joshua Rifkin
Mass in B minor BWV 232 - conducted by Helmuth Rilling
Mass in B minor BWV 232 - conducted by Hermann Scherchen
Mass in B minor BWV 232 - conducted by Peter Schreier
Mass in B minor BWV 232 - conducted by Robert Shaw
Mass in B minor BWV 232 - conducted by Georg Solti
Mass in B minor BWV 232 - conducted by Masaaki Suzuki
Mass in B minor BWV 232 - conducted by Jeffrey Thomas with American Bach Soloists
Mass in B minor BWV 232 - conducted by Kurt Thomas
Mass in B minor BWV 232 - conducted by Jos van Veldhoven

Article: Mass in B Minor, BWV 232 (by Teri Noel Towe)
Article: Bach’s B minor Mass on Period Instruments (by Donald Satz)
Article: Like Father, Like Son [By Boyd Pehrson]

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Preapred by Aryeh Oron (November 2000 - June 2011)
Thanks to contributors: Thomas Braatz (October 2010)

Mass in B minor BWV 232: Details
Recordings:
1900-1949 | 1950-1959 | 1960-1969 | 1970-1979 | 1980-1989 | 1990-1999 | 2000-2009 | 2010-2019 | Individual Movements
General Discussions:
Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3 | Part 4 | Part 5 | Part 6 | Part 7 | Part 8 | Part 9 | Part 10 | Part 11 | Part 12 | Part 13 | Part 14 | Part 15 | Part 16 | Part 17
Systematic Discussions:
Part 1: Kyrie | Part 2: Gloria | Part 3: Credo | Part 4: Sanctus | Part 5: Agnus Dei | Part 6: Early Recordings | Part 7: Summary
Individual Recordings:
BWV 232 - C. Abbado | BWV 232 - Anonymous | BWV 232 - G.C. Biller | BWV 232 - F. Brüggen | BWV 232 - J. Butt | BWV 232 - S. Celibidache | BWV 232 - M. Corboz | BWV 232 - A. Eby | BWV 232 - G. Enescu | BWV 232 - E. Ericson | BWV 232 - D. Fasolis | BWV 232 - J.E. Gardiner | BWV 232 - C.M. Giulini | BWV 232 - N. Harnoncourt | BWV 232 - T. Hengelbrock | BWV 232 - P. Herreweghe | BWV 232 - R. Hickox | BWV 232 - R. Jacobs | BWV 232 - E. Jochum | BWV 232 - Ifor Jones | BWV 232 - K. Junghänel & Cantus Cölln | BWV 232 - H.v. Karajan | BWV 232 - R. King | BWV 232 - O. Klemperer | BWV 232 - S. Kuijken | BWV 232 - G. Leonhardt | BWV 232 - P. McCreesh | BWV 232 - M. Minkowski | BWV 232 - H. Müller-Bruhl | BWV 232 - S. Ozawa | BWV 232 - M. Pearlman | BWV 232 - K. Richter | BWV 232 - J. Rifkin | BWV 232 - H. Rilling | BWV 232 - H. Scherchen | BWV 232 - P. Schreier | BWV 232 - R. Shaw | BWV 232 - G. Solti | BWV 232 - M. Suzuki | BWV 232 - J. Thomas & ABS | BWV 232 - K. Thomas | BWV 232 - J.v. Veldhoven
Articles:
Mass in B Minor, BWV 232 [T. Noel Towe] | Bach’s B minor Mass on Period Instruments [D. Satz] | Like Father, Like Son [B. Pehrson]

Recordings & Discussions of Other Vocal Works: Main Page | Motets BWV 225-231 | Mass in B minor BWV 232 | Missae Breves & Sanctus BWV 233-242 | Magnificat BWV 243 | Matthäus-Passion BWV 244 | Johannes-Passion BWV 245 | Lukas-Passion BWV 246 | Markus-Passion BWV 247 | Weihnachts-Oratorium BWV 248 | Oster-Oratorium BWV 249 | Chorales BWV 250-438 | Geistliche Lieder BWV 439-507 | AMN BWV 508-523 | Quodlibet BWV 524 | Aria BWV 1127

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