Stephan MacLeod – Bach – h-Moll Messe, BWV 232 (2021) [FLAC 24bit/96kHz]

Stephan MacLeod – Bach – h-Moll Messe, BWV 232 (2021)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/96 kHz | Time – 01:41:12 minutes | 1,78 GB | Genre: Classical
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The Mass in B minor holds a very special place in J.S. Bach’s output: a work of grandeur, an opus ultimum, it was not composed as such but is the result of an assembly of pieces written at different times and for different circumstances. Bach worked on it during the years 1748-1749, until his eyesight, which had gradually deteriorated, was completely lost. The idea of bringing together pieces drawn essentially from the vast corpus of cantatas was not unusual; a similar approach was taken by several of his contemporaries, such as Handel, and Bach himself had done so for the short masses he composed in the late 1730s. These were called parodies. Moving from the German text of the cantatas to the Latin text of the masses meant adapting the vocal lines, with additions and deletions, polyphonic and harmonic enrichments, and changes in instrumentation. Throughout his life, Bach never ceased to revisit his works with a view to improving them.

Details of original recording : Recorded in Studio Ernest-Ansermet, Genève (Switzerland), October 2020


1. Stephan MacLeod – I. Kyrie eleison
2. Marianne Beate Kielland – II. Christe eleison
3. Stephan MacLeod – III. Kyrie eleison
4. Stephan MacLeod – IVa. Gloria in excelsis
5. Stephan MacLeod – IVb. Et in terra pax
6. Marianne Beate Kielland – V. Laudamus te
7. Stephan MacLeod – VI. Gratias agimus tibi
8. Zoë Brookshaw – VIIa. Domine Deus
9. Stephan MacLeod – VIIb. Qui tollis peccata mundi
10. Alex Potter – VIII. Qui sedes ad dextram Patris
11. Stephan MacLeod – IXa. Quoniam tu solus sanctus
12. Stephan MacLeod – IXb. Cum Sancto Spiritu
13. Stephan MacLeod – X. Credo in unum Deum
14. Stephan MacLeod – XI. Patrem omnipotentem
15. Aleksandra Lewandowska – XII. Et in unum Dominum
16. Stephan MacLeod – XIII. Et incarnatus est
17. Stephan MacLeod – XIV. Crucifixus
18. Stephan MacLeod – XV. Et resurrexit
19. Stephan MacLeod – XVI. Et in Spiritum sanctum Dominum
20. Stephan MacLeod – XVIIa. Confiteor
21. Stephan MacLeod – XVIIb. Et expecto
22. Stephan MacLeod – XVIIIa. Sanctus
23. Gli Angeli Genève – XVIIIb. Pleni sunt coeli
24. Stephan MacLeod – XIX. Osanna in excelsis
25. Valerio Contaldo – XX. Benedictus
26. Stephan MacLeod – XXI. Osanna in excelsis
27. Alex Potter – XXII. Agnus Dei
28. Stephan MacLeod – XXIII. Dona nobis pacem