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J.S. Bach
Four Shorter Masses BWV 233-236
& Sancti BWV 237-240

BHP 9023 available as a 2-CD set.

Agnes Giebel, soprano / Lotte Wolf-Matthäus, alto / Franz Kelch, bass.
Reinhold Barchet, violin / Friedrich Milde, oboe.
The Schwabian Choral Singers and Tonstudio Orchestra, Stuttgart,
Hans Grischkat, conductor.

For the Four Shorter Masses, or Missae Breves, Bach drew on some of the finest movements in his cantata writing. These are splendid and powerful works in their own right, though they are little-known and not much recorded.

The Four Shorter Masses offer the listener on two CDs Bach's own selection of some of his finest choral writing. These are early recordings, but we have used all our digital arts to bring the sound up to modern standards (check the music samples!). We have heard all the competing performances and recordings over the years - though in truth, they are few in number - but we have yet to find an equal to these classic performances in their outstanding musical strength and clarity.


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movement by movement.

BHP 902

MASS in F Major, BWV 233
KYRIE:
1. Chorus
GLORIA:
2. Chorus
3. Bass Aria
4. Soprano Aria
5. Alto Aria
6. Chorus

SANCTUS in C Major, BWV 237
7. Chorus

MASS in a minor, BWV 234
KYRIE:
8. Chorus
GLORIA:
9. Chorus
10. Bass Aria
11. Soprano Aria
12. Alto Aria
13. Chorus

SANCTUS in D Major, BWV 238
14. Chorus

Total time 70:21

MUSIC SAMPLES

Music Sample 1: Mass #1, Gloria
Music Sample 2: Mass #2, Alto Aria
Music Sample 3: Sanctus #2

A Note on Music Samples

BHP 903

MASS in g minor, BWV 235
KYRIE:
1. Chorus
GLORIA:
2. Chorus
3. Bass Aria
4. Alto Aria
5. Tenor Aria
6. Chorus

SANCTUS in d minor, BWV 239
7. Chorus

MASS in G Major, BWV 236
KYRIE:
8. Chorus
GLORIA:
9. Chorus
10. Bass Ariav
11. Soprano Aria
12. Tenor Aria
13. Chorus

SANCTUS in G Major, BWV 240
14. Chorus

Total time 69:03

MUSIC SAMPLES

Music Sample 1: Mass #3, Chorus
Music Sample 2: Mass #4, Bass Aria
Music Sample 3: Mass #4, Chorus

A Note on Music Samples

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Bach's Four Shorter Masses
performed by the Dresdner Kreuzchor & Philharmonie

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