Mass in B minor, BWV 232 (Bach, Johann Sebastian)

Contents

Performances

Recordings

Selections

Voices and Recorder Ensemble (Papalin)

MP3 file (audio)
Papalin (2011/6/17)

MP3 file (audio)
Papalin (2011/6/17)

MP3 file (audio)
Papalin (2011/6/17)

MP3 file (audio)
Papalin (2011/6/17)

MP3 file (audio)
Papalin (2011/6/17)

MP3 file (audio)
Papalin (2011/6/17)

MP3 file (audio)
Papalin (2011/6/17)

MP3 file (audio)
Papalin (2011/6/17)

MP3 file (audio)
Papalin (2011/6/17)

Performer Pages Papalin (Recorder, Chorus)
Publisher Info. Papalin
Copyright
Purchase
Javascript is required for this feature.

Naxos Search

Search key: bach "bwv 232"

Javascript not enabled.

Synthesized/MIDI

Aria: Qui sedes ad dexteram Patris (No.10)

MP3 file (audio)
Michrond (2012/4/24)

MID file (audio/video)
Michrond (2012/4/24)

Performers MIDI
Publisher Info. Michel Rondeau
Copyright
Misc. Notes These file(s) are part of the Werner Icking Music Collection.
Purchase
Javascript is required for this feature.

Crucifixus

For Mixed Chorus and Organ (Machella)

MID file (audio/video)
Reccmo (2012/4/3)

Performers Synthesized MIDI
Publisher Info. Maurizio Machella
Copyright
Misc. Notes These file(s) are part of the Werner Icking Music Collection.
Purchase
Javascript is required for this feature.

Sheet Music

Full Scores

Complete

PDF scanned by Bach Digital
Irishmaestro (2014/1/8)

PDF scanned by Bach Digital
Irishmaestro (2014/1/8)

PDF scanned by Bach Digital
Ivdruiz (2010/10/2)

PDF scanned by Bach Digital
Ivdruiz (2010/10/2)

Publisher. Info. Composer’s manuscript, n.d.(1733/1749). Mus. ms. Bach P 180
Copyright
Misc. Notes #310747 & 310748: Re-submission of the autograph of the Missa and Symbolum Nicenum originally submitted by Ivdruiz, supplemented by 9 of the 11 missing pages. Pages 55-56 are still missing from Bach Digital's scan.
Purchase
Javascript is required for this feature.
PMLP04197-Bach - Mass in B minor, BWV 232 -Missa-.pdf

PDF scanned by D-B
BachFan (2016/8/28)

PDF scanned by D-B
Jun T (2016/9/18)

PDF scanned by D-B
Jun T (2016/9/18)

PDF scanned by D-B
Jun T (2016/9/18)

PDF scanned by D-B
Jun T (2016/9/18)

PDF scanned by D-B
Jun T (2016/9/18)

PDF scanned by D-B
Jun T (2016/9/18)

PDF scanned by D-B
Jun T (2016/9/18)

PDF scanned by D-B
Jun T (2016/9/18)

PDF scanned by D-B
Jun T (2016/9/18)

PDF scanned by D-B
Jun T (2016/9/18)

Copyist Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)
Publisher. Info. Manuscript, n.d.(ca.1733-1749).
Copyright
Misc. Notes Staatsbibliothek zu Berlin (D-B): Mus.ms. Bach P 180.
#439543-429553:
The PDF files generated from the full-resolution (500 dpi) TIFF files available from D-B. The degree of JPEG compression varies from one file to another so as to make the file size < 150 MB. Numbering of each piece according to that on D-B.
Purchase
Javascript is required for this feature.

PDF scanned by Unknown
Carolus (2011/5/29)

PDF scanned by Unknown
MW (2006/8/11)

PDF scanned by Unknown
MW (2006/8/11)

PDF scanned by Unknown
MW (2006/8/11)

PDF scanned by Unknown
MW (2006/8/11)

PDF scanned by Unknown
MW (2006/8/11)

Editor Julius Rietz (1812–1877)
Publisher. Info. Bach-Gesellschaft Ausgabe, Band 6
Leipzig: Breitkopf und Härtel, 1856. Plate B.W. VI.
Copyright
Misc. Notes Error: page 139 (in Gloria, page 93 of PDF) is missing, replaced by page 239.
Purchase
Javascript is required for this feature.
PMLP04197-BWV232-BGA.pdf

PDF scanned by Tarakanov
Carolus (2009/6/23)

PDF scanned by Tarakanov
Carolus (2009/6/23)

PDF scanned by Tarakanov
Carolus (2009/6/23)

PDF scanned by Tarakanov
Carolus (2009/6/23)

PDF scanned by Tarakanov
Carolus (2009/6/23)

Publisher. Info. Leipzig: Ernst Eulenburg, n.d.(ca.1925).
Copyright
Misc. Notes Based on BGA edition
(vis. identical errors at the beginning of the “Et in unum Dominum”)
Purchase
Javascript is required for this feature.
PMLP04197-Bach-BWV0232FSeul-1.pdf

PDF typeset by CCARH
Perlnerd666 (2008/11/16)

Editor CCARH Team
Publisher. Info. Palo Alto: Center for Computer Assisted Research in the Humanities.
Copyright
Misc. Notes Based on BGA edition (vis. identical errors at the beginning of the “Et in unum Dominum”)
Purchase
Javascript is required for this feature.
PMLP04197-CCARH Mass in b minor.pdf

Selections

PDF scanned by Unknown
Peter (2008/11/3)

Editor Hermann Kretzschmar (1848–1924)
Publisher. Info. Composer’s manuscript, n.d. (1733/1749). P 180
Reprinted Bach-Gesellschaft Ausgabe, Band 44
Leipzig: Breitkopf und Härtel, 1895. Plate B.W. XLIV.
Copyright
Purchase
Javascript is required for this feature.
PMLP04197-Bach - Messe H-moll MS BGA.pdf

Aria: Qui sedes ad dexteram Patris (No.10)

PDF typeset by editor
Michrond (2012/4/24)

ZIP typeset by editor
Michrond (2012/4/24)

ZIP typeset by editor
Michrond (2012/4/24)

Editor Michel Rondeau
Publisher. Info. Michel Rondeau
Copyright
Misc. Notes These file(s) are part of the Werner Icking Music Collection.
Purchase
Javascript is required for this feature.
WIMA.92b0-Mass232XSco.pdf

Parts

Complete

PDF scanned by Unknown
Perlnerd666 (2010/2/18)

PDF scanned by Unknown
Perlnerd666 (2010/2/18)

PDF scanned by Unknown
Perlnerd666 (2010/2/18)

PDF scanned by Unknown
Perlnerd666 (2010/2/18)

PDF scanned by Unknown
Perlnerd666 (2010/2/18)

PDF scanned by Unknown
Perlnerd666 (2010/2/18)

PDF scanned by Unknown
Perlnerd666 (2010/2/18)

PDF scanned by Unknown
Perlnerd666 (2010/2/18)

PDF scanned by Unknown
Perlnerd666 (2010/2/18)

PDF scanned by Unknown
Perlnerd666 (2010/2/18)

PDF scanned by Unknown
Perlnerd666 (2010/2/18)

PDF scanned by Unknown
Perlnerd666 (2010/2/18)

Publisher. Info. Leipzig: Breitkopf & Härtel, n.d. Plates Orch.B. 1095-99
Reprinted New York: Edwin F. Kalmus, n.d.(1933-70).
Copyright
Misc. Notes These files are part of the Orchestra Parts Project.
Purchase
Javascript is required for this feature.
PMLP04197-Bach-BWV0232.Flute.pdf

PDF scanned by Unknown
M.kowalski49 (2014/5/29)

Editor Friedrich Smend (1893-1980)
Publisher. Info. Neue Bach Ausgabe, Ser.II, Vol.1
Kassel: Bärenreiter, 1955. BA 5001.
Copyright
Purchase
Javascript is required for this feature.
PMLP04197-viokin 1.PDF

Missa (Kyrie and Gloria)

PDF scanned by D-Dl
Ivdruiz (2010/2/26)

Publisher. Info. Manuscript, n.d.(18th century)
Copyright
Misc. Notes Manuscript Mus. 2405-D-21. See Misc. Comments
Purchase
Javascript is required for this feature.
PMLP04197-Missa.pdf

PDF scanned by D-Dl
Fynnjamin (2011/5/16)

PDF scanned by D-Dl
Fynnjamin (2011/5/16)

PDF scanned by D-Dl
Fynnjamin (2011/5/16)

PDF scanned by D-Dl
Fynnjamin (2011/5/16)

PDF scanned by D-Dl
Fynnjamin (2011/5/16)

PDF scanned by D-Dl
Fynnjamin (2011/5/16)

PDF scanned by D-Dl
Fynnjamin (2011/5/16)

PDF scanned by D-Dl
Fynnjamin (2011/5/16)

PDF scanned by D-Dl
Fynnjamin (2011/5/16)

PDF scanned by D-Dl
Fynnjamin (2011/5/16)

PDF scanned by D-Dl
Fynnjamin (2011/5/16)

PDF scanned by D-Dl
Fynnjamin (2011/5/16)

PDF scanned by D-Dl
Fynnjamin (2011/5/16)

PDF scanned by D-Dl
Fynnjamin (2011/5/16)

Publisher. Info. Manuscript, n.d.(18th century)
Copyright
Misc. Notes Manuscript Mus. 2405-D-21. Some paper damage. Color scans.
Purchase
Javascript is required for this feature.
PMLP04197-Bach Bm Mass parts 278110185 fl1,2.pdf

Aria: Qui sedes ad dexteram Patris (No.10)

PDF typeset by editor
Michrond (2012/4/24)

PDF typeset by editor
Michrond (2012/4/24)

PDF typeset by editor
Michrond (2012/4/24)

PDF typeset by editor
Michrond (2012/4/24)

PDF typeset by editor
Michrond (2012/4/24)

PDF typeset by editor
Michrond (2012/4/24)

PDF typeset by editor
Michrond (2012/4/24)

Editor Michel Rondeau
Publisher. Info. Michel Rondeau
Copyright
Misc. Notes These file(s) are part of the Werner Icking Music Collection.
Purchase
Javascript is required for this feature.
WIMA.a777-Mass232XAlto.pdf

Vocal Scores

PDF scanned by piano.ru
worov (2010/12/2)

Arranger Gustav Rösler (1819-1882), piano reduction
Language Latin
Publisher. Info. Leipzig: C.F. Peters, n.d. Plate 8246.
Copyright
Purchase
Javascript is required for this feature.
PMLP04197-bach-messa-h.pdf

PDF scanned by US-R
Aldona Jones (2012/4/12)

Publisher. Info. London: Novello, 1908. n.p.
Copyright
Misc. Notes Foreword by Arthur Sullivan (1842-1900), 1886; and F.G. Edwards, 1907
This file is part of the Sibley Mirroring Project.
Purchase
Javascript is required for this feature.
SIBLEY1802.17703.b454-39087011310424score.pdf

Arrangements and Transcriptions

Kyrie I, Qui sedes, Crucifixus and Agnus Dei

For Piano Solo (Willner)

PDF scanned by Ralph Theo Misch
Ralph Theo Misch (2010/11/2)

Arranger Arthur Willner (1881–1959)
Publisher. Info. Corona-Collection. J. S. Bach. II Piano Solo C. 332
Vienna: Universal Edition, n.d.(ca. 1931). Plate C.C. 98
Copyright
Misc. Notes Scanned at 600dpi grayscale, converted to monochrome.
Purchase
Javascript is required for this feature.
TN-Corona-Collection JS Bach UE C.C. 98.jpg

Crucifixus

For Mixed chorus and Organ (Machella)

PDF typeset by Maurizio Machella
Reccmo (2012/4/3)

ZIP typeset by Maurizio Machella
Reccmo (2012/4/3)

Arranger Maurizio Machella
Publisher. Info. Maurizio Machella
Copyright
Misc. Notes These file(s) are part of the Werner Icking Music Collection.
Purchase
Javascript is required for this feature.
WIMA.8a7b-BachCrucifixus.pdf
For Piano solo (Liszt)
See: Variationen über das Motiv von Bach, S.180, by Franz Liszt

Aria: Agnus Dei

For Cello and Piano (Roth)

PDF scanned by US-R
Generoso (2010/6/1)

PDF scanned by US-R
Generoso (2010/6/1)

Arranger Philipp Roth (1853–1898)
Publisher. Info. Leipzig: Breitkopf & Härtel, n.d.(ca.1895) Plate V.A.1562.
Copyright
Misc. Notes This file is part of the Sibley Mirroring Project.
Purchase
Javascript is required for this feature.
PMLP04197-Bach - Aria Agnus Dei from BmMass (Roth) Cello Piano score.pdf
For Organ (Repasky)

PDF typeset by arranger
Steve Repasky (2015/2/27)

Arranger Steve Repasky
Publisher. Info. Steve Repasky
Copyright
Purchase
Javascript is required for this feature.
PMLP04197-Agnus dei Bach D major.pdf
Javascript is required to submit files.

General Information

Work Title Mass in B minor
Alternative. Title The Great Catholic Mass
Composer Bach, Johann Sebastian
Opus/Catalogue NumberOp./Cat. No. BWV 232 ; BC.E1
Key B minor
Movements/SectionsMov'ts/Sec's 4 sections
  • I. Missa (Kyrie & Gloria)
  • II. Symbolum Nicenum (Credo)
  • III. Sanctus
  • IV. Osanna, Benedictus, Agnus Dei et Dona nobis pacem
Year/Date of CompositionY/D of Comp. 1748-49 (August to October)
First Performance. 1733-07-23(?) - actually no evidence of work being performed.
First Publication. 1833 - Bonn: Simrock (Kyrie and Gloria only)
1845 - Bonn: Simrock (complete)
Language Latin, Greek
Average DurationAvg. Duration 135 minutes
Composer Time PeriodComp. Period Baroque
Piece Style Baroque
Instrumentation Voices: 2 sopranos, alto, tenor, bass; mixed chorus (SSAATTBB)
Orchestra: 2 flutes, 3 oboes/2 oboes d’amore (A), 2 bassoons
horn (D), 3 trumpets (D), timpani, strings, continuo
External Links Wikipedia article
Bach.de (German)
Bach-Cantatas.com
Mass in B minor - scores at Sheet Music Plus


Misc. Comments

Chronology

The Sanctus of the Mass was originally written for SSSATB in 1724 for Christmas; it was revised for SSAATB in the process of copying into the P 180 manuscript. The Kyrie and Gloria of the Mass were originally written 1733 for the Dresden court; some theorize that the Kyrie was a “Trauer-Ode” for Augustus I, and the Gloria a Coronation piece for Augustus II. It is unknown when the Credo was written, however, the manuscript is on a very different kind of paper, and Kobayashi dates it to near the end of Bach’s life. Further evidence of it not being copied wholesale is that the “Et in unum Dominum” was revised to include a separate “Et incarnatus est” movement. Also, the appearance of the “bridge” between the “Confiteor” and “Et expecto” shows clear signs of being a new composition (as does the Adagio introduction to the Kyrie).
The Osanna and Agnus Dei are all verifiable parody movements, but the date of composition is unknown. As Stauffer points out (2003), Bach may have had even more ambitious plans for the “Dona nobis pacem”, but was unable to complete it, and this explicates the extra staves ruled in the manuscript.

Print Sources Consulted

  1. Stauffer, George B. Bach / The Mass in B Minor / The Great Catholic Mass. 2 ed.
Yale Music Masterworks Series. No. 1, New Haven: Yale University Press, 2003.

Parodies

  • I. Missa (Kyrie & Gloria)
1-3: Kyrie I, Christe, Kyrie II - Mass in G minor by Hugo Wilderer
4: Gloria in excelsis Deo: possibly a reworking of the end movement of a Köthen concerto?; later Movement I of ''Gloria in excelsis Deo''
7: Gratias agimus tibi: Parody of Movement II of ''Wir danken dir, Gott, wir danken dir''
8: Domine Deus: Movement
  • II. Symbolum Nicenum (Credo)
  • III. Sanctus
  • IV. Osanna, Benedictus, Agnus Dei et Dona nobis pacem

Publication: Hofmeister's Monatsbericht (1833), p.95 ("Bach (J.S.) Messe f. 4 Singst. u. Orch. in Hm. Nach dem Autographum gestochen. Erste Lieferung. (Pag. 1–95.) Zürich, Nägeli, Subscriptions-Preis auf beide Lief.")
Hofmeister's Monatsbericht (1845), p.42 (Bach (J.S.) Die hohe Messe in Hmoll, nach dem Autographum gestochen. Partitur. 2te Lief. Bonn, Simrock).

Masses and Magnificats by Johann Sebastian Bach