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Bach: Lutheran Masses Vol 1 / Gritton, Blaze, Harvey, et al

Album Summary

>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Mass for 3 voices, chorus, 2 oboes, strings & continuo in G minor, BWV 235 (BC E5)
>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Mass for 3 voices, chorus, 2 flutes, strings & continuo in A major, BWV 234 (BC E3)
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Notes & Reviews:

Lively debate continues to abound regarding the authentic performance practice of Bach's church music. Many believe that multiple strings and massed voices were used, whereas others are sure that single strings and solo voices were employed. This disc features solo voices and single string lines, and is the first recording of these works to employ such forces. Wonderful, intimate chamber music textures reveal Bach in a new light.



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>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Mass for 3 voices, chorus, 2 oboes, strings & continuo in G minor, BWV 235 (BC E5)
  • Performers: Alexandra Bellamy (Oboe); Peter Harvey (Bass Baritone); Robin Blaze; Catherine Latham (Oboe); Jane Rogers (Viola); Mark Padmore; Susan Gritton (Soprano); Peter Buckoke (Violin)
  • Notes: St. Jude's-on -the-Hill, London, England (02/15/1998-02/17/1998)
  • Running Time: 26 min. 36 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Choral
  • Written: 1738-1739

>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Mass for 3 voices, chorus, 2 flutes, strings & continuo in A major, BWV 234 (BC E3)
  • Performers: Susan Gritton (Soprano); Peter Buckoke (Violin); Jane Rogers (Viola); Peter Harvey (Bass Baritone); Stephen Preston (Flute); Mark Padmore; Robin Blaze
  • Notes: St. Jude's-on -the-Hill, London, England (02/15/1998-02/17/1998)
  • Running Time: 6 min. 33 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Choral
  • Written: 1738-1739