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Johann Kaspar Kerll
Missa Superba

German Title

Missa Superba / Missa superba

English Title

 

Event

 

Composed

Composed by Johann Kaspar Kerll, sometime before 1674
J.S. Bach arranged the Sanctus in D major (listed as BWV 241) from this work in Leipzig between July 1747 and August 1748.
Bach exchanged the colla-parte instruments (4 trombones) for 3 viols and bassoon. The 3 viols play together with the alto and tenor voices and with the tenor voice in the 2nd; the 1st and 2nd viols receive obbligato voices in bars 13 to 18. J.S. Bach lets an oboe d'amore accompany each of the 2 soprano voices; the performance parts are in E major, in contrast to the score. Because he had no need for the Osanna and Benedictus for church services in Leipzig, but still desired an impressive conclusion for the movement, J.S. Bach replaced J.K. Kerll's music to the Pleni sunt coeli with the music of the original Osanna; he not only rewarded the voices, but intensified the flow of the piece by using 16th instead of 8th notes.
Performed by J.S. Bach in Leipzig, July 1747 - August 1748

Text

Latin Mass

German Text | Translations: English-3

Scoring

Chorus 1: SATB; Chorus 2: SATB
Orchestra [Mass]: 2 violins, continuo, 4 trombones (colla-parte)
Orchestra [Sanctus BWV 241]: 2 oboes d’amore, 2 violins, 3 violas, continuo (+ bassoon, violoncello, violone)

Score

References

BGA: | NBA: | BC: E17 [BWV 241] | VBN: I/K/3 | First Published:

Commentary

 

Music

Music Examples

Source

Source: Liner notes by Andreas Bomba to the CD 'Edition Bachakademie Vol. 72 - Sacred Music in Latin II', conducted by H. Rilling (Hänssler, 1999)

Discussions

 

Contents

 

Complete Recordings
Recordings of Sanctus in D major, BWV 241
Recordings of Individual Movements

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Recordings

Complete Recordings

1

Aus der Notenbibliothek von Johann Sebastian Bach, Vol. II [C-2]

 

J.K. Kerll: Missa Superba [23:31]

Thomas Hengelbrock

Balthasar-Neumann-Chor / Balthasar-Neumann-Ensemble

Chor 1: Soprano: Dorothee Mields; Alto: Jürgen Banholzer; Tenor: Hans Jörg Mammel; Bass: Markus Flaig
Chor 2: Soprano: Constanze Backes; Altos: Detlef Bratschke; Tenors: Hermann Oswald; Bass: Wolf-Matthias Friedrich

Hänssler 93.039

Mar 15-17, 2001

CD / TT: 60:25

Recorded by SWR Stuttgart at Sendesaal Villa Berg, Germany.
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Recordings of Sanctus in D major, BWV 241

S-1

J.S. Bach: Cantatas BWV 10, BWV 47 & Sanctus BWV 241 [C-2]

 

Sanctus in D major, BWV 241 [2:25]

Paul Steinitz

London Bach Society / English Chamber Orchestra

-

Oryx / Da Camera Magna
Lyrichord

1965

LP / TT:
2-CD / TT:

The 2-CD Lyrichord album does not include the Sanctus.

S-2

Bach: Missae Breves [V-5]
Bach-2000 Vol. 6 - The Sacred Vocal Works
Bach: Missae Breves, BWV 233-234, 239-241 (Bach 2000 Vol. 73]

Sanctus in D major, BWV 241 [1:57]

Michel Corboz

Ensemble Vocal de Lausanne / Orchestre de Chambre de Lausanne

-

Erato
Erato
Teldec
Teldec

1973

2-CD / TT: 139:00
3-LP / TT:
14-CD/ TT:
CD / TT:

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S-3

Edition Bachakademie Vol. 72 - Sacred Music in Latin II [V-11]

 

Sanctus in D major, BWV 241 [1:59]

Helmuth Rilling

Gächinger Kantorei Stuttgart / Bach-Collegium Stuttgart

-

Hänssler

Apr 1999

CD / TT: 63:35

Recorded at Stadthalle Sindelfingen, Germany.
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The list of recordings was compiled by Aryeh Oron (December 2008)

Johann Kaspar Kerll: Short Biography | Missa Superba

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