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Bach, Johann Sebastian: "Sanctus" from the Mass in D Minor for String Ensemble

"Sanctus" from the Mass in D Minor for String Ensemble
BWV 239
Johann Sebastian Bach




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Composer :Johann Sebastian BachBach, Johann Sebastian (1685 - 1750)
Instrumentation :

String Ensemble

Style :

Baroque

Arranger :
Publisher :
Johann Sebastian BachMagatagan, Mike (1960 - )
Copyright :Public Domain
Church music in Latin by Johann Sebastian Bach comprises about ten compositions, all composed during his Leipzig period. As a Lutheran church musician, Bach was more devoted to the composition of sacred music in German, writing hundreds of liturgical compositions in that language, and for instance also producing a German version of Pergolesi's Stabat Mater. Compared to Lutheran practice elsewhere, an uncharacteristic amount of Latin was however used in church services in Leipzig: it included music on Latin texts being performed on ordinary Sundays, on high holidays (Christmas, Easter, Pentecost), and the Magnificat also on Marian feasts (Annunciation, Visitation, Purification).

In Lutheran service, a Missa was a setting of only Kyrie and Gloria. Such a mass consisting of only Kyrie and Gloria is for that time period sometimes indicated as Missa brevis (literally: "short mass"). In 1733 Bach composed such a Missa brevis for the Catholic court in Dresden, however in an extended setting. In the late 1730s he again composed four Missae breves, mostly parodies of earlier cantata movements. At the end of his life he expanded the Missa for Dresden to his only setting of the complete Mass ordinary, the Mass in B minor.

BWV 237 to 241 are separate settings of the Sanctus. The first two of these (C major, BWV 237 and D major, BWV 238) were composed in 1723, his first year in Leipzig. The Sanctus in D minor BWV 239 is considered spurious, a work by an unknown composer copied by Bach. The Sanctus in G major BWV 240 is considered doubtful, and the Sanctus BWV 241 is Bach's arrangement of a composition by Johann Caspar Kerll.

Source: Wikipedia (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bach's_church_music_in_L atin).

The Sanctus in d minor (BWV 239) is an accessible work for mixed chorus, strings, and keyboard. The original score contains instrumental parts for two violins, viola, and basso continuo.

I created this arrangement of the "Sanctus, Sanctus, Sanctus, Dominus Deus" (Holy, holy, holy, Lord God of Hosts) for String Ensemble (4 Violins, 2 Violas & 2 Cellos).
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Sheet central :Sanctus en ré majeur (2 sheet music)
Added by magataganm the 2016-05-07


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