J.S. Bach
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The 4 Missae Brevis, Cantatas 67 & 130

Main Performer
or Conductor:
Richard Hickox
Accompaniment/Orchestra:Richard Hickox Singers and Orchestra (Masses), L'Orchestre de la Suisse Romande (Cantatas)
Richard Hickox (Masses); Ernest Ansermet (Cantatas)
Instrumentation:Trumpet
Bassoon
Cello
Choir
Flute
Harpsichord
Oboe
Orchestra
Organ
Viola da Gamba
Violin
Voice
Timpani
Individual Works:DISC 1:

Missa brevis in F major, BWV 233
Missa brevis in A major, BWV 234
Cantata BWV 130 "Herr Gott, dich loben alle wir"

DISC 2:

Missa brevis in G minor, BWV 235
Missa brevis in G major, BWV 236
Cantata BWV 67 "Halt im Gedachtnis Jesum Christ"

Format:Compact Disc
Record Label:Decca
Catalog Number:466754-2
Year Released/Recorded:1969, 1976, 1977
Total Playing Time:154:11
Comments:Rich Rosenwald said:

Missa Brevis of Bach are masses consisting of Kyre and Gloria only.

The singing is wonderful, and it is great that Decca re-issued such wonderful works.

I loved the cantatas here. The cantatas here are well performed and hard to find.

I had a recording of the Masses on Philips with Schreier, and this recording surpasses that. The performances and singers are clean and well-rounded.

Recommended highly!

Acknowledgements:Thank you to the following for submitting this recording and for your comments:
  • Rich Rosenwald
Date First Submitted:10/08/2000
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