Mass in B Minor

J. S. Bach – Mass in B Minor

Released: 27th Jun 2011

Bethany Seymour, soprano
Sally Bruce-Payne, soprano/alto
Jason Darnell, Joshua Ellicott, tenors
Peter Harvey, bass
Yorkshire Bach Choir
Yorkshire Baroque Soloists
Peter Seymour, director

Bach’s towering masterpiece, the Mass in B Minor has long been one of  Yorkshire Bach Choir’s favourite pieces and a regular feature of the choir’s programming. Bach brought together some of his greatest and most exuberant music to provide a glorious celebration of the Baroque.

What the press said

“…warm-toned, well-sustained choral singing; meticulously articulated instrumental work…”  The Times

“The blending and attack are exemplary…a continuity of tone between chorus and soloists which is utterly beguiling.”  Choir and Organ Magazine

“The sense of uninhibited joy and praise is exhilarating…This excellent performance ranks among the best.”  BBC Music Magazine

“Seymour’s encouragement to follow the meaning of each line with unstudied conviction [is] most beautifully realised in the irradiating mysteries of the ‘Et incarnatus’ and ‘Crucifixus’.”  Gramophone, November 2011

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