La Petite Bande | Sigiswald Kuijken

Bach: h-Moll-Messe (SACD)

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La Petite Bande | Sigiswald Kuijken

Bach: h-Moll-Messe (SACD)

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Johann Sebastian Bach – h-Moll-Messe

La Petite Bande

Sigiswald Kuijken

Challenge Classics / HQ|NORTHSTAR

Catalogue CC72316


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About the Album

In the 1980s, Joshua Rifkin published his Preliminary Report on the workings and makeup of the “choir” in the vocal works of Johann Sebastian Bach. His conclusions (then provisional and to be further elaborated on) radically contradicted the practice of the time, which consisted in unreservedly assuming that by “choir” – indeed – Bach meant a vocal ensemble that has multiple singers per part, resulting in a more or less substantial number of performers.

Before Rifkin, nobody had studied the sources with such seriousness from that standpoint or sought to envision the actual conditions Bach faced in his position as cantor. Rifkin’s findings, thus, were “sacrilegious.” Generally, he concluded, Bach used one singer per part in his cantatas, motets, passions, etc., so there was no “choir” in the modern sense of the word – consequently, the B minor Mass requires just eight vocalists (the Osanna is set for 2 choirs: 2 x 4 singers). The result delivers an unusual transparency and clarity of the musical lines.


Album Tracks

Johann Sebastian Bach
  1. Kyrie: Kyrie Eleison

  2. Kyrie: Christe Eleison

  3. Kyrie: Kyrie Eleison #2

  4. Gloria: Gloria In Excelsis Deo

  5. Gloria: Et In Terra Pax

  6. Gloria: Laudamus Te

  7. Gloria: Gratias Agimus

  8. Gloria: Domine Deus

  9. Gloria: Qui Tollis

  10. Gloria: Qui Sedes Ad Dexteram Patris

  11. Gloria: Quoniam Tu Solus Sanctus

  12. Gloria: Cum Sancto Spiritu

  13. Credo: Credo In Unum Deum

  14. Credo: Patrem Omnipotentem

  15. Credo: Et In Unum Dominum

  16. Credo: Et Incarnatus Est

  17. Credo: Crucifixus

  18. Credo: Et Resurrexit

  19. Credo: Et In Spiritum Sanctum

  20. Credo: Confiteor Unum Baptisma

  21. Credo: Et Expecto

  22. Sanctus

  23. Osanna

  24. Benedictus

  25. Osanna No. 2

  26. Agnus Dei: Agnus Dei


  27. Agnus Dei: Dona Nobis Pacem

Additional photos: Brendon Heinst


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