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The Resource Mass in B minor, Bach

Mass in B minor, Bach

Label
Mass in B minor
Title
Mass in B minor
Statement of responsibility
Bach
Creator
Contributor
Composer
Conductor
Performer
Singer
Subject
Genre
Language
lat
Summary
Within a decade of taking up his post as Thomaskantor in Leipzig in 1723, Bach was becoming ever more frustrated with the Saxon city's civic politics. Never one to compromise, he had clashed with the authorities almost from the word go. In August 1730 complaints that he had been neglecting his duties led him to submit a 'brief but highly necessary draft of a well-appointed church music' to the Leipzig council. Inter alia, he pointed out that he did not have sufficient skilled singers and, especially, players at his disposal. Bach's protests fell largely on deaf ears. In October he wrote to an old schoolfriend, Georg Erdmann, asking about the possibility of a post in Danzig, adding that the Leipzig authorities are 'very strange and little interested in music, so that I have to live amid almost constant vexation, envy and persecution'. Bach's official role was as teacher-cum-music director, with duties that included giving Latin instruction to the boys in St Thomas's School. For Bürgermeister Jakob Born and others on the city council, the composer was behaving like a Kapellmeister with attitude, one who had tasted too much renown for his own good. Bach remained in his Leipzig post until the end of his life. But after devoting himself intensively to the production of music for the Lutheran liturgy, his creative focus shifted: to the city's Collegium Musicum-an ensemble of students and professionals which held weekly concerts in Gottfried Zimmermann's fashionable coffee house-and to the world beyond Leipzig. Above all, Bach avidly cultivated his ties with the Dresden
Member of
Accompanying matter
other
Cataloging source
AU@
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1685-1750
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Bach, Johann Sebastian
Credits note
Producer, Adrian Peacock
Date of event
on 12-16 January 2017
Dewey number
782.32/32
Form of composition
masses
Format of music
not applicable
Language note
Sung in Latin
Music parts
not applicable
Other event information
Recorded in
PerformerNote
Katherine Watson, soprano, Helen Charlston, mezzo-soprano, Iestyn, Davies, countertenor, Gwilym Bowen, tenor, Neal Davies, bass ; The Choir of Trinity College Cambridge ; Orchestra of the Age of Englightenment, Stephen Layton, conductor
Place of event
Trinity College Chapel, Cambridge,
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Watson, Katherine
  • Charlston, Helen
  • Davies, Iestyn
  • Bowen, Gwilym
  • Davies, Neal
  • Layton, Stephen
  • Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment
  • Trinity College (University of Cambridge)
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
Masses
Target audience
adult
Transposition and arrangement
not applicable
Label
Mass in B minor, Bach
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • Texts in Latin with English, German, French translations, and program notes by Richard Osborne in English with German and French translations (23 p. : ill. ; 12 cm.) inserted in container
  • Compact disc
Capture and storage technique
digital storage
Carrier category
audio disc
Carrier category code
  • sd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Configuration of playback channels
stereophonic
Content category
performed music
Content type code
  • prm
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Stephen Layton conducts the Trinity College Choir, Cambridge; and the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment
Control code
on1027090772
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm. diameter
Extent
2 audio discs (1 hr., 47 min., 43 sec.)
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Kind of cutting
not applicable
Kind of disc cylinder or tape
mass produced
Kind of material
plastic with metal
Media category
audio
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • s
Other control number
034571281810
Other physical details
digital, CD audio
Publisher number
CDA68181/2
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
sound disc
Speed
1.4m. per second (discs)
System control number
(OCoLC)1027090772
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable
Label
Mass in B minor, Bach
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • Texts in Latin with English, German, French translations, and program notes by Richard Osborne in English with German and French translations (23 p. : ill. ; 12 cm.) inserted in container
  • Compact disc
Capture and storage technique
digital storage
Carrier category
audio disc
Carrier category code
  • sd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Configuration of playback channels
stereophonic
Content category
performed music
Content type code
  • prm
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Stephen Layton conducts the Trinity College Choir, Cambridge; and the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment
Control code
on1027090772
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm. diameter
Extent
2 audio discs (1 hr., 47 min., 43 sec.)
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Kind of cutting
not applicable
Kind of disc cylinder or tape
mass produced
Kind of material
plastic with metal
Media category
audio
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • s
Other control number
034571281810
Other physical details
digital, CD audio
Publisher number
CDA68181/2
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
sound disc
Speed
1.4m. per second (discs)
System control number
(OCoLC)1027090772
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable

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