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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Missa in B minor ; several crucifius parodies of cantata movements. 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 Mass in G minor BWV Probably a parody of an earlier work, it is Bach’s only extant duet for two sopranos, stressing that idea.

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. Duration minutes Composer Time Period Comp.

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Credo in unum Deum. Recent research crhcifixus the movement to or and suggests that it might have been the introduction to a Credo by a different composer, before Bach began to assemble the Mass.

Detailed structure Chronology, Parodies, etc. He added a few new compositions, but mostly derived movements from cantata movements, in a technique known as parody. Bach asked for two sopranos. The word “resurrectionem” appears then in the runs in the voices, one after the other in cumulation. Retrieved 25 March Archived from the original PDF on 5 October Symbolum Nicenum Credo A homophonic section is followed by a fugue. Most other movements of the mass are parodies of music from earlier cantatas[7] dating back as far as Quoniam tu solus sanctus Here an obbligato flute opens a concerto with the orchestra and introduces material that the voices pick up.


The humiliation of God, born as man, is illustrated by the violins in a pattern of one measure that descends and then combines the symbol of the cross and sighing motifs, alluding to the crucifixion. Amenwith extended runs on “Amen”. The symmetry on earth mirrors the symmetric perfection of heaven. Exploring Bach’s B-Minor Mass. The following thought, Benedictus”blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord”, is sung by the tenor in an aria with an obbligato instrument, probably a flauto traverso, [28] leading to crucfixus repeat of the Osanna.

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.

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.

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Foreword by Arthur Sullivan; and F. California Institute of Technology. Crucifius 4 October Thirty Years of HIP”. Autograph of the title page of the first book, Missa. When Bach treated ” Et incarnatus est ” as a separate choral movement, he rearranged the text, and the figure lost its “pictorial association”.

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It may not be public domain crucifixud, however. Wikimedia Commons has media related to Mass in B minor. Bach first composed a setting of the Kyrie and Gloria — which were often held in Latin and Greek even in Lutheran services — infor the Catholic royal court in Dresden.

Bach used this section, the central duet and the concluding doxology as a Christmas cantataGloria in excelsis DeoBWV Glory to God in the Highestprobably ina few years before the compilation of the Mass. Given Bach’s Lutheran background and the history of the composition, developed over several decades, he deviated from the typical structure of the mass in five parts, KyrieGloriaCredoSanctus and Agnus Dei. IMSLP does not assume any sort of legal responsibility or liability for the consequences of downloading files that are not in the public domain in your country.


According to Christoph Wolffthe Mass can be seen as a “kind of specimen book of his finest compositions in every kind of style, from the stile antico of Palestrina in the ‘Credo’ and ‘Confiteor’ and the expressively free writing of the ‘Crucifixus’ and ‘Agnus Dei’, to the supreme counterpoint of the opening Kyrie as well as so many other choruses, right up to the most modern style in galant solos like ‘Christe eleison’ and ‘Domine Deus'”.

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The continuation of the thought within the angels’ song, ” Et in terra pax ” and peace on earthis in common time. The Mass is a compendium of many different styles in vocal composition, in both the ” stile antico ” reminiscent of Renaissance music even containing Gregorian chant and the Baroque concertante style of his own time: Its movements are listed in a table with the scoring of voices and instruments, keytempo markingtime signature and source.

Ernst Eulenburgn. Bach selected movements that carried a similar expression and affekt. The sections cover first the Holy Spirit, then his adoration with the Father and the Son, finally how he acted through the prophets and the church.