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Recordings & Discussions of Other Vocal Works: Main Page | Motets BWV 225-231 | Mass in B minor BWV 232 | Missae Breves & Sanctus BWV 233-242 | Magnificat BWV 243 | Matthäus-Passion BWV 244 | Johannes-Passion BWV 245 | Lukas-Passion BWV 246 | Markus-Passion BWV 247 | Weihnachts-Oratorium BWV 248 | Oster-Oratorium BWV 249 | Chorales BWV 250-438 | Geistliche Lieder BWV 439-507 | AMN BWV 508-523 | Quodlibet BWV 524 | Aria BWV 1127

Missae Breves & Sanctus BWV 233-242

Ref.

BWV 233

German Title

Messe in F-Dur

EnglishTitle

Missa Brevis in F major

Composed

Leipzig, 1738 | 1st performance: 1738-1739 ? - Leipzig
Sources: Parodies of Mvts. from Cantatas BWV 11, BWV 40, BWV 102, BWV 18

Text

Latin Mass

Latin-1 | Translations: Dutch | English-1 | English-3 | French-6 | Hebrew-1 | Italian | Japanese | Portuguese-2 | Spanish-6

Scoring

Soloists: Soprano, Alto, Bass; 4-part Chorus (SATB)
Orchestra: 2 corno, 2 oboes, bassoon, 2 violins, viola, continuo

Score BGA [4.79 MB]

References

BGA: VIII | NBA: II/2 | BC: E 6 | Zwang: - | First Published: BG, 1858

Commentary

AMG | Count Frantisek Antonin von Sporck and Bach’s Four Shorter Masses

Music

Music Examples

Discussions

Week of April 18, 2004; Week of October 10, 2010

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BWV 233a

German Title

Kyrie ‘Christe du Lamm Gottes’

EnglishTitle

Kyrie ‘Christe du Lamm Gottes’

Composed

Mühlhausen or Weimar, 1708-1717 ? | 1st performance: 1708-1717 ? - Mühlhausen or Weimar

Text

Latin Mass

Latin-1 | Translations: Dutch | English-1 | English-3 | French | Hebrew-1 | Italian | Japanese | Portuguese | Spanish

Scoring

Soloists: 5-part Chorus (SSATB)
Accompaniment: continuo

Score BGA [0.54 MB]

References

BGA: XLI | NBA: II/2 | BC: E 7 | Zwang: - | First Published: BG, 1894

Commentary

 

Music

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Discussions

Week of April 18, 2004; Week of October 10, 2010

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BWV 234

German Title

Messe in A-Dur

EnglishTitle

Missa Brevis in A major

Composed

Leipzig, c1738 | 1st performance: 1738 ? - Leipzig; 2nd performance: 1743-1746 - Leipzig; 3rd performance: 1748-1749 - Leipzig
Sources: Parodies of Mvts. from Cantatas BWV 67, BWV 79, BWV 136, BWV 179

Text

Latin Mass

Latin-1 | Translations: Dutch | English-1 | English-3 | French-6 | Hebrew-1 | Italian | Japanese | Portuguese-2 | Spanish-6

Scoring

Soloists: Soprano, Alto, Bass; 4-part Chorus (SATB)
Orchestra: 2 flutes, 2 violins, viola, continuo

Score BGA [4.92 MB]

References

BGA: VIII | NBA: II/2 | BC: E 3 | Zwang: - | First Published: BG, 1858

Commentary

AMG | Count Frantisek Antonin von Sporck and Bach’s Four Shorter Masses

Music

Music Examples

Discussions

Week of April 25, 2004; October 9, 2011

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BWV 235

German Title

Messe in g-Moll

EnglishTitle

Missa Brevis in G minor

Composed

Leipzig, 1738-1739 ? | 1st performance: Last years in Leipzig
Sources: Parodies of Mvts. from Cantatas BWV 72, BWV 102, BWV 187

Text

Latin Mass

Latin-1 | Translations: Dutch | English-1 | English-3P | French-6 | German-7 | Hebrew-1 | Italian | Japanese | Portuguese-2 | Spanish-6

Scoring

Soloists: Alto, Tenor, Bass; 4-part Chorus (SATB)
Orchestra: 2 oboes, 2 violins, viola, continuo

Score BGA [5.74 MB]
Capella: Mvt. 1 | Mvt. 2 | Mvt. 3 | Mvt. 4 | Mvt. 5 | Mvt. 6 | [cap]
Score Examples: Parodies in Bach's Vocal Works

References

BGA: VIII | NBA: II/2 | BC: E 5 | Zwang: - | First Published: BG, 1858

Commentary

AMG | Count Frantisek Antonin von Sporck and Bach’s Four Shorter Masses

Music

Music Examples

Discussions

Week of May 2, 2004; Week of October 7, 2012

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BWV 236

German Title

Messe in G-Dur

EnglishTitle

Missa Brevis in G major

Composed

Leipzig, c1738-1739 | 1st performance: 1738-1739 ? - Leipzig
Sources: Parodies of Mvts. from Cantatas BWV 17, BWV 79, BWV 138, BWV 179

Text

Latin Mass

Latin-1 | Translations: Dutch | English-1 | English-3 | English-5 | French-6 | Hebrew-1 | Italian | Japanese | Portuguese-2 | Spanish-6

Scoring

Soloists: Soprano, Alto, Tenor, Bass; 4-part Chorus (SATB)
Orchestra: 2 oboes, 2 violins, viola, continuo

Score BGA [4.72 MB]

References

BGA: VIII | NBA: II/2 | BC: E 4 | Zwang: - | First Published: Bonn, 1828

Commentary

AMG | Count Frantisek Antonin von Sporck and Bach’s Four Shorter Masses

Music

Music Examples

Discussions

Week of May 9, 2004; Week of October 13, 2013

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BWV 237

German Title

Sanctus in C-Dur

EnglishTitle

Sanctus in C major

Composed

Leipzig, 1723 ? | 1st performance: 1723 ? - Leipzig

Text

Latin Mass

Latin-1 | Translations: Dutch | English-1 | English-3 | French | Hebrew-1 | Italian | Japanese | Portuguese-2 | Spanish-6

Scoring

Soloists: 4-parChorus (SATB)
Orchestra: 2 trumepts, timpani, 2 oboes, 2 violins, viola, continuo

 

Score BGA [0.87 MB]

References

BGA: XI/1 | NBA: II/2 | BC: E 10 | Zwang: - | First Published: BG, 1862

Commentary

 

Music

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Discussions

Week of May 16, 2004; Week of October 20, 2013

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BWV 238

German Title

Sanctus in D-Dur

EnglishTitle

Sanctus in D major

Event

Unknown

Composed

Leipzig, 1723 ? | 1st performance: Christmas 1723 ? - Leipzig; 2nd performance: 1735 - Leipzig; 3rd performance: 1736-1737 - Leipzig

Text

Latin Mass

Latin-1 | Translations: Dutch | English-1 | English-3 | French | Hebrew-1 | Italian | Japanese | Portuguese-2 | Spanish-6

Scoring

Soloists: 4-part Chorus (SATB)
Orchestra: cornetto, 2 violins, viola, continuo

Score BGA [0.70 MB]

References

BGA: XI/1 | NBA: II/2 | BC: - | Zwang: - | First Published: BG, 1862

Commentary

 

Music

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Discussions

Week of May 16, 2004; Week of October 20, 2013

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BWV 239

German Title

Sanctus in d-Moll

EnglishTitle

Sanctus in D minor

Event

 

Composed

Leipzig, c1735-1746 | 1st performance: 1738-1741 - Leipzig

Text

Latin Mass

Latin-1 | Translations: Dutch | English-1 | English-3 | French | Hebrew-1 | Italian | Japanese | Portuguese-2 | Spanish-6

Scoring

Soloists: 4-part Chorus (SATB)
Orchestra: 2 violins, viola, continuo

Score BGA [0.44 MB]

References

BGA: XI/1 | NBA: II/9 | BC: - | Zwang: - | First Published: BG, 1862

Commentary

 

Music

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Discussions

Week of May 16, 2004; Week of October 20, 2013

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BWV 240

German Title

Sanctus in G-Dur

EnglishTitle

Sanctus in G major

Event

 

Composed

Leipzig, c1735-1746 (possibly an arrangement of a work by another composer)
1st performance: c. 1742 - Leipzig

Text

Latin Mass

Latin-1 | Translations: Dutch | English-1 | English-3 | French | Hebrew-1 | Italian | Japanese | Portuguese-2 | Spanish-6

Scoring

Soloists: 4-part Chorus (SATB)
Orchestra: 2 oboes, 2 violins, viola, continuo

Score BGA [0.76 MB]

References

BGA: XI/1 | NBA: II/9 | BC: - | Zwang: - | First Published: BG, 1862

Commentary

 

Music

Music Examples

Discussions

Week of May 16, 2004; Week of October 20, 2013

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BWV 241

German Title

Sanctus in D-Dur

EnglishTitle

Sanctus in D major

Event

 

Composed

Leipzig, 1747-1748; Arranged from Missa Superba by Johann Kaspar Kerll.
1st performance: 1747-1748 - Leipzig

Text

Latin Mass

Latin-1 | Translations: Dutch | English-1 | English-3 | French | Hebrew-1 | Italian | Japanese | Portuguese-2 | Spanish-6

Scoring

Soloists: 8-part Chorus (SATB, SATB)
Orchestra: 2 oboes d’amore, 2 violins, 3 violas, continuo (+ bassoon, violoncello, violone)

Score BGA [0.83 MB]

References

BGA: XLI | NBA: II/9 | BC: E 17 | Zwang: - | First Published: BG, 1894

Commentary

 

Music

Music Examples

Discussions

Week of May 16, 2004; Week of October 20, 2013

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BWV 242

German Title

Christe eleison in g-Moll

EnglishTitle

Christe eleison in G minor

Event

Unknown occasion

Composed

Leipzig, 1727-1731; inserted in Mass C minor, BWV Anh 26 by Francesco Durante (not Johann Ludwig Krebs)
1st performance: 1727-1731 - Leipzig

Text

Latin Mass

Latin-1 | Translations: Dutch | English-1 | English-3 | French | Hebrew-1 | Italian | Japanese | Portuguese-2 | Spanish-6

Scoring

Soloists: Soprano, Alto; 4-part Chorus (SATB)
Accompaniment: continuo

Score BGA [0.79 MB]

References

BGA: XLI | NBA: II/2 | BC: E 8 | Zwang: - | First Published: BG, 1894

Commentary

 

Music

Music Examples

Discussions

Week of May 16, 2004; Week of October 20, 2013

Contents

Complete Recordings
Recordings of Individual Movements
Recordings of Sanctus in D major, BWV 241
Recordings of Christe eleison in G minor, BWV 242

General Discussions
Systematic Discussions: BWV 233 | BWV 234 | BWV 235 | BWV 236 | BWV 233-236 | BWV 237-242

Complete Cantatas Vol. 22 - conducted by Ton Koopman

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Missae Breves & Sanctus BWV 233-242: Details
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