Bach – Mass in B minor BWV 232 – Van Veldhoven | Netherlands Bach Society

Bach – Mass in B minor BWV 232 – Van Veldhoven | Netherlands Bach Society

Sublime, extreme and all-embracing… only superlatives will do to describe Bach’s Mass in B minor, the ‘Hohe Messe’, performed by the Netherlands Bach Society for All of Bach. In between an awe-inspiring Kyrie and the jubilant final Dona nobis pacem, there are nine completely unique arias and duets, fourteen impressive ensemble sections for four, five, … Read more

Bach – Magnificat BWV 243 – Van Veldhoven | Netherlands Bach Society

Bach – Magnificat BWV 243 – Van Veldhoven | Netherlands Bach Society

The Magnificat, performed by the Netherlands Bach Society for All of Bach, is the first large choral work that Bach composed after his appointment in Leipzig in the spring of 1723. It is an ‘old-fashioned’ but delightful five-voiced work that uses Latin, just like the other rarity among Bach’s works, the Mass in B minor. … Read more

Bach – Easter Oratorio: Kommt, eilet und laufet BWV 249 – Van Veldhoven | Netherlands Bach Society

Bach – Easter Oratorio: Kommt, eilet und laufet BWV 249 – Van Veldhoven | Netherlands Bach Society

The Netherlands Bach Society performs ‘Kommt, eilet und laufet’ for All of Bach. This Oster-Oratorium (Easter oratorio) was first performed on Easter Sunday in 1725. Two days earlier, the congregation in Leipzig had listened to the St John Passion, just as in 1724. The closing chorus ‘Ruht wohl, ihr heiligen Gebeine’ sent them on their … Read more