J.S. Bach

Recommended (or not) Recordings

Missae Breves

Main Performer
or Conductor:
Michel Corboz
Accompaniment/Orchestra:Ensemble Vocal de Lausanne/Orchestre de Chambre de Lausanne
Soloists:Wally Staempfli, Mauricette Capt (Sopranos)
Nicole Rossier-Maradan, (Mezzo)
Claudine Perret, Hanna Schaer (Altos)
John Elwes, Olivier Dufour (Tenors)
Philippe Huttenlocher, Michel Brodard (Basses)
Individual Works:Mass in F, BWV 233
Mass in A, BWV 234
Mass in g, BWV 235
Mass in G, BWV 236
Sanctus in C, BWV 237
Sanctus in D, BWV 238
Sanctus in d, BWV 239
Sanctus in G, BWV 240
Sanctus in D, BWV 241
Christe Eleison, BWV 242
Format:Compact Disc
Record Label:Erato
Catalog Number:4509-97236-2
Year Released/Recorded:1974
Total Playing Time:2:19
Comments:Simon Crouch saidL

Big band versions of the little masses. Mostly very fine but BWV 234 suffers from too much vibrato and some dodgy intonation from the soloists. Very interesting is the inclusion of BWV 237-242. I'm not aware of them being available elsewhere and they're well performed.

Charles M.K. Herman said:

I believe that this piece (BWV 239) is a Sanctus in d minor, not D Major (as you have it listed). You may wish to correct your listing, or else correct ME (I have been known to be wrong). I further believe that this recording, although issued under the MHS label, was also issued independently (perhaps under the ERATO label? This is not uncommon with MHS recordings).

Acknowledgements:Thank you to the following for submitting this recording and for your comments:
  • Simon Crouch
  • Charles M.K. Herman
Date First Submitted:08/15/1998