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Mass in B minor

Collegium Vocale Gent, Philippe Herreweghe
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    Towards the highest summits
    The Mass in B minor is the consecration of a whole life: started in 1733 for 'diplomatic' reasons, it was finished in the very last years of Bach's life, when he had already gone blind. This monumental work is a synthesis of every stylistic and technical contribution the Cantor of Leipzig made to music. But it is also the most astounding spiritual encounter between the worlds of Catholic glorification and the Lutheran cult of the cross. No other Mass, no other Requiem was ever again to reach such sublime summits. Instead of suffering from its heterogeneous qualities, the Mass in B minor turns them into the ultimate and most perfect expression of an architectural form that was 'dreamed, imagined, and finally realised' (A. Basso).

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    Messe en si mineurBWV 232
    Mass in B minor

    · Kyrie eleison (9'29)
    · Christe eleison (5'37)
    · Kyrie eleison (3'29)
    · Gloria in excelsis Deo (1'44)
    · Et in terra pax hominibus bonae voluntatis (4'47)
    · Laudamus te (4'26)
    · Gratias agimus tibi (2'40)
    · Domine Deus (5'44)
    · Qui tollis peccata mundi (3'06)
    · Qui sedes ad dexteram patris (4'43)
    · Quoniam tu solus sanctus (4'29)
    · Cum sancto spiritu (4'01)

    Messe en si mineurBWV 232
    Mass in B minor

    · Symbolum nicenum
    Credo in unum Deum (1'56)
    · Patrem omnipotentem (1'51)
    · Et in unum dominum (4'44)
    · Et incarnatus est (3'13)
    · Crucifixus (3'02)
    · Et resurrexit (4'03)
    · Et in spiritum sanctum dominum (4'48)
    · Confiteor (3'54)
    · Et expecto (2'15)
    · Sanctus (5'08)
    · Osanna in excelsis (2'38)
    · Benedictus (4'04)
    · Osanna in excelsis (2'38)
    · Agnus Dei (6'29)
    · Dona nobis pacem (2'49)

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