B Minor Mass Cuepoints

New media design and Flash

Tim Smith, Northern Arizona University

Audio: Mass in B Minor BWV 232

Sibylla Rubens, Juliane Banse, soprano; Ingeborg Danz, alto; James Taylor, tenor; Andreas Schmidt, Thomas Quasthoff, bass; Gächinger Kantorei Stuttgart; Bach Collegium Stuttgart; Helmuth Rilling, conductor

© 1999 Hänssler CLASSIC, CD recording No. 92.070 Recorded Stadhalle, Sindelfingen, Germany Used by permission.

B Minor Mass manuscript

Courtesy Suhrkamp/Insel

Photography of Anne Leahy’s copy of the 1924 facsimile edition Yo Tomita

Book text

Johann Sebastian Bach’s B Minor Mass
by Helmuth Rilling

© Hanssler-Verlag 1986 Translated by Gordon Paine (2011) Produced and translated by permission of publishers and author

Windows of Understanding in the St. Thomas School

John Butt, “Reception History” from:
Bach: Mass in B Minor
, by John Butt

Copyright © 1991 Cambridge University Press.  Reprinted with permission.

Uri Golomb

“Bach’s Four Missae”

David Gordon

"To Whom it May Concern: The Greatest Job Application Ever”

Hal Hinkle

“Why the Digital Bach Project”

Jan-Piet Knijff

“Performing Bach’s Mass in B Minor: Some Notes by Heinrich Schenker”

Robin A. Leaver

“A Masterpiece 36 Years in the Making”

Alfred Mann

“The Masses”

George Pratt

“Bach’s Mass in B Minor: An Introduction,” “Bach’s Compositional Method of Parody”

Markus Rathey

“The Greatest Artwork of All Times and All People,” The Yale Tangeman Lecture, 2003

Frank C. Senn

“Bach’s Mass in B Minor: an evangelical Catholic Testament”

Tim Smith

“The Mass in B Minor as a Musical Icon,” “On the St. Thomas Square in an Age of Doubt,” “Not Forgetting the Heavenly Vision”, “From Camelot to Bach, and Back”

Calvin Stapert

“The Mass in Context”


Discovery Lectures and Rilling Master Class
Presented by the Oregon Bach Festival, a program of the University of Oregon
John Evans, executive producer
Helmuth Rilling, artistic director and conductor
Produced, directed, and edited by Pushplay Productions

Special Thanks

Matthias Lutzweiler, Hanssler Classic