J.S. Bach

Recommended (or not) Recordings

Mass in B minor

Main Performer
or Conductor:
Helmuth Rilling
Accompaniment/Orchestra:Gschinger Kantorei Stuttgart & Stuttgarter Kammerorchester
Soloists:Ulrike Sonntag
Marjana Lipovsek
Howard Crook
Andreas Schmidt
Individual Works:Kyrie Eleison
Christe Eleison
Kyrie Eleison
Et in terra pax
Laudamus Te
Gratias agimus tibi
Domine Deus
Qui tollis pecata mundi
Qui sedes ad dexteram patris
Quoniam tu solus sanctus
Cum sancto spiritu
Patrem Omnipotentem
Et in unum
Et incarnatus est
Et resurrexit
Et in spiritum sanctum
Ex expecto
Agnus Dei
Dona nobis pacem
Format:Compact Disc
Record Label:CBS
Catalog Number:MB2K 45615
Year Released/Recorded:1977
Total Playing Time:2:09:46
Related Web Site:http://www.bachakademie.de/
Comments:Lee Merrill said:

Tremendous. The only question is "Quoniam tu solus sanctus" which is sung with too much tremor by the bass, but all the other songs range from well done to superb. Currently available from Christian Book Distributors. Rilling is a favorite Bach conductor, his devotion is apparent here, as always.

Jan Hanford said:

One of the most beautiful recordings I've ever heard. Breathtaking.

Acknowledgements:Thank you to the following for submitting this recording and for your comments:
  • David J. Matthies
  • Lee Merrill
Date First Submitted:08/15/1998