Video: J.S. Bach-Stiftung Performs J.S. Bach

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May
2011

Chorus and Orchestra of the J.S. Bach-Stiftung (photo: Hanspeter Schiess)

One of the most magical moments from J.S. Bach‘s Mass in B minor is the opening chorus of the Gloria, a joyous movement (in two parts) that uses the entire choir and orchestra to great effect.

Interestingly, Bach used the very same chorus in two other compositions—a Lutheran Mass (1733) and cantata BWV 191 (1745). The latter work is the only cantata to set a Latin text.

Here’s the J.S. Bach-Stiftung in a live performance of the opening chorus, Gloria in excelsis Deo (“Glory to God in the Highest”), from cantata BWV 191. Rudolf Lutz directs.

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