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Bach: Mass in B Minor

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About this Album

The CD of this album is available to purchase at ArkivMusic.

Composed in spurts of productivity over the last 20 years of Bach’s life, the Mass in B Minor was not completed until just before the composer’s death, making it one of his last great works. It is performed here on original period instruments by the Bach Ensemble, directed by musicologist Joshua Rifkin, who compiled a new edition of the score specifically for this recording.


The Bach Ensemble:
Judith Nelson, Julianne Baird, soprano
Jeffery Dooley, Drew Minter, countertenor
Frank Hoffmeister, Edmund Brownless, tenor
Jan Opalach, Andrew Walker Schultze, bass
Joshua Rifkin, director

Production and music supervision: Marc J. Aubort and Joanna Nickrenz
Engineering: Elite Recordings, Inc.
Recorded December 31, 1981, to January 11, 1982, at Rutgers Presbyterian Church, New York
Production coordinator: Elise Keen
Director: Keith Holzman

Original album package credits: Norm Ung, Ron Coro
Illustration, Design: Norm Ung

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