- Mass for 4 voices, chorus, 2 oboes, strings & continuo in G major, BWV 236 (BC E4)
- Mass for 3 voices, chorus, 2 oboes, strings & continuo in G minor, BWV 235 (BC E5)
- Mass for 3 voices, chorus, orchestra & continuo in F major, BWV 233 (BC E6)
- Mass for 3 voices, chorus, 2 flutes, strings & continuo in A major, BWV 234 (BC E3)
- Magnificat, for 5 voices, 5-part chorus, orchestra & continuo in D major, BWV 243 (BC E14)
- Release Date:
- Newton Classics
Performance CreditsPeter Schreier Primary Artist
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Bach: Magnificat; Masses BWV 233-236 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
This is a reissue of a 1993 recording, combining well-known Bach (the Magnificat) with the more obscure (all four of the missa brevis settings). Bonney and Trost are first-rate soloists; I think Bar has a bit too much vibrato for works of this period, even though the music is played on modern instruments. The chorus makes a healthy sound, but is not gigantic. Conductor Schreier had been singing Bach for years, and certainly knows how it ought to go, capturing the dance flavor of a lot of historically-informed recordings. Documentation is a bit sketchy (it sounds like the trio for female voices in the Magnificat is sung here by a semi-chorus), and texts are not supplied (nor are they available online, though the tray card says they are). However, this is a recommendable, well-recorded set for those who don't care for the sound of period instruments and, at a two-fer price, is a bargain.