Bach: Mass in B Minor

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Cambridge University Press, Jun 24, 1991 - Music - 116 pages
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The Mass in B Minor is arguably Bach's greatest single work. This short guide considers the work from many angles, offering the reader basic information in a concise and accessible form. John Butt gives an absorbing account of the work's genesis, its historical context, and its reception by later generations. One chapter considers the work movement by movement, providing the text in both Latin and English, and the final group of chapters on the music itself suggests some new approaches to the work--its forms, style and overall structure. This is an informative and lucid guide, providing an up-to-date summary of existing research and opinions together with some new and challenging insights.
  

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Contents

The musical genre of the mass Ordinary
1
Genesis and purpose
7
Gloria in excelsis Deo
12
Bachs compilation of the Mass in B Minor
14
Evidence for performances before Bachs death
19
Bachs purpose in compiling the missa tola
20
Reception history
25
Early performances
27
Hidden ritornellos
68
The influence of the dunce
70
Dances and the structure of movements the Qui sedes
72
Counterpoint
77
Other contrapuntal movements
82
Figurae and the motivic texture
84
Patterns and proportions largescale structuring and continuity in the Mass in B Minor
92
The Symbolum Nicenum
94

The first editions
29
BachGesellschaft to Neue BachAusgabe
31
After the Neue BachAusgabe
36
Performance practice
38
Text and music the process of adaptation and composition
42
Ritornello forms
60
The relationship between the ritornello and the vocal sections
62
The remaining sections of the Mass
95
Continuity between movements the newlycomposed Confiteor
97
Afterword
102
Notes
104
Select Bibliography
111
Index
113
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About the author (1991)

John Butt is Gardiner Professor of Music at the University of Glasgow. His book Playing With History: The Historical Approach to Music Performance (Cambridge, 2002) was the winner of the 2003 Dent Medal, and was shortlisted for the 2003 British Academy Book Prize. He is the author of Music Education and the Art of Performance in the German Baroque (Cambridge, 1994), Bach: Mass in B Minor (Cambridge Music Handbooks, 1991) and Bach Interpretation (Cambridge, 1990), and has edited the Cambridge Companion to Bach (1997).

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