Bach: Mass in B Minor / Edition 1

Bach: Mass in B Minor / Edition 1

by John Butt
     
 

The Mass in B Minor is arguably Bach's greatest single work. John Butt gives an absorbing account of the work's genesis, its historical context, and its reception by later generations.See more details below

Overview

The Mass in B Minor is arguably Bach's greatest single work. John Butt gives an absorbing account of the work's genesis, its historical context, and its reception by later generations.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521387163
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
01/28/2002
Series:
Cambridge Music Handbooks Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
128
Product dimensions:
5.43(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.31(d)

Table of Contents

List of illustrations; List of abbreviations; Preface; 1. The musical genre of the mass ordinary; 2. Genesis and purpose; 3. Reception history; 4. Text and music: the process of adaptation and composition; 5. Ritornello forms; 6. The influence of the dance; 7. Counterpoint; 8. Figurae and the motivic texture; 9. Patterns and proportions: large-scale structuring and continuity in the Mass in B Minor; Afterword.

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