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Bach: The Mass in B Minor: The Great Catholic Mass George B. Stauffer

Bach: The Mass in B Minor: The Great Catholic Mass

George B. Stauffer

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ISBN : 9780300099669
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336 pages
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George Stauffer explores the music and complex history of Bachs last and possibly greatest masterpiece. Stauffer demonstrates Bachs reliance on contemporary models from the Dresden mass repertory and his brilliantly innovative methods of unifyingMoreGeorge Stauffer explores the music and complex history of Bachs last and possibly greatest masterpiece. Stauffer demonstrates Bachs reliance on contemporary models from the Dresden mass repertory and his brilliantly innovative methods of unifying his immense composition. Musicians, music scholars, students and music lovers should find in this book a wealth of information about Bachs extraordinary choral work. settings known to Bach. He looks at the events that led to the writing of the B-Minor Mass and places the work within the context of the composers late style. Three chapters consider the individual sections of the Mass - the Kyrie and Gloria, the Credo, and the Sanctus and Agnus Dei. The book also traces the history of the work after Bachs death, addresses specific issues of performance practice and investigates the qualities that give the B-Minor Mass its universal appeal.