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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Agnus Dei, Dona nobis pacem No. Qui tollis peccata mundi – As the text turns to the words ” Et expecto resurrectionem mortuorum ” and expect the resurrection of the deadthe slow music modulates daringly with enharmonic transformations through several keys, [64] touching E-flat major and Bbach major, vividly bringing a sense of dissolving into disorder as well as expectation before the resurrection to come.

Creative Commons Zero 1. Similar to architecture of the periodBach achieved a symmetry of parts, with the profession of faith Credo in the center and the Crucifixus in its center. It is a passacagliawith the chromatic fourth in the bass line repeated thirteen times.

We find such a symmetric outline in many bzch by Johann Sebastian Bach,19 but only in a few cases is this outline as consequent as in the B Minor Mass. Arranger Peter Lang Russ Bartoli. Probably a parody of an earlier work, it is Bach’s only extant duet for two sopranos, stressing that idea.


Et in unum Dominum 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. Credo in unum Deum.

The section addressing God as Father and Son is again a duet, this time of soprano I and tenor. The continuation of the thought within the angels’ song, ” Et in terra pax ” and peace on earthis in common time. Laudamus te – 8.

The reason for the composition is unknown. Work Title Mass in B minor Alt ernative. Masses, magnificat, passions and oratorios by Johann Sebastian Bach. Views Read Edit View history. 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.

Kyrie eleison I 2. Sanctus in G major BWV An aria for soprano II and obbligato violin express the praise and adoration of God in cruciifixus coloraturas. The two oboes d’amore open the movement with a ritornello, with an ondulating theme played in parallels, which is later picked up by the voice.

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Exploring Bach’s B-Minor Mass. Osanna, Benedictus, Agnus Dei et Dona nobis pacem. Archived from the original PDF on 9 December Sanctus in D minor BWV Staatsbibliothek zu Berlin D-B: The central duet is bbach the “lowly” key of G major, referring to Christ as a “human incarnation of God”. Christoph Wolff notes a similarity between the fugue theme and one by Johann Hugo von Wildererwhose mass Bach had probably copied and performed in Leipzig before Edwards, This file is part of the Sibley Mirroring Project.


The voices are often in canon and in parallel, as in the Christe. Ernst Eulenburgn.

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The text included originally the line ” Et incarnatus est de Spiritu sancto ex Maria virgine et homo factus est “, illustrating ” descendit ” by a descending figure for the violins. Wilderer’s mass also has a slow introduction, a duet as the second movement and a motet in stile anticosimilar to late Renaissance music[4] as the third movement.

Retrieved 7 October Et incarnatus est As the Christe, it is a love-duet addressing Jesus. A four-part chorus in stile antico illustrates the idea of thanks and praise, again with trumpets and timpani. Bach follows the structure, devoting two choral movements to the first section, beginning the second section with a duet, followed by three choral movements, and rcucifixus the third with an aria, followed by two choral movements.

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The bass introduces the theme, without an instrumental opening, while the other voices repeat simultaneously in homophony ” Credo in unum Deum ” as a firm statement. These files are part of the Orchestra Parts Project.