h-Moll-Messe (2009)

Bach

La Petite Bande

Sigiswald Kuijken

The performance of the B minor Mass by La Petite Bande

In the 1980s, Joshua Rifkin published his Preliminary Report on the workings and makeup of the “choir” in the vocal works of Johann Sebastian Bach. His conclusions (then provisional and to be further elaborated on) radically contradicted the practice of the time, which consisted in unreservedly assuming that by “choir” – indeed – Bach meant a vocal ensemble that has multiple singers per part, resulting in a more or less substantial number of performers. Before Rifkin, nobody had studied the sources with such seriousness from that standpoint or sought to envision the actual conditions Bach faced in his position as cantor. Rifkin’s findings, thus, were “sacrilegious.” Generally, he concluded, Bach used one singer per part in his cantatas, motets, passions, etc., so there was no “choir” in the modern sense of the word – consequently, the B minor Mass requires just eight vocalists (the Osanna is set for 2 choirs: 2 x 4 singers).

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La Petite Bande

La Petite Bande (Belgium) was founded in 1972 by Sigiswald Kuijken at the request of the record company Deutsche Harmonia Mundi in order to record Lully’s “Le Bourgeois Gentilhomme”, under the direction of Gustav Leonhardt. The orchestra takes its name and constitution from Lully’s own orchestra at the court of Louis XIV. All its members are internationally renowned specialists in the early music field.
Although originally La Petite Bande was not meant to become a permanent orchestra, the success of the recordings was such that they began to give concerts regularly. Having initially concentrated mainly on French music, the orchestra’s repertoire has expanded over the years to include music by the Italian masters and that of Bach, Handel, Gluck, Haydn, Mozart and others. La Petite Bande has recorded instrumental as well as vocal music, including operas and oratorios from the Baroque and Classical periods. La Petite Bande currently makes recordings for Deutsche Harmonia Mundi, Denon, Challenge Classics,Accent and Hyperion

Sigiswald Kuijken

Sigiswald Kuijken was born in 1944 close to Brussels. He studied violin at the conservatories of Bruges and Brussels, completing his studies at the latter institution with Maurice Raskin in 1964. He came into contact with early music at a very young age, together with his brother Wieland. Studying on his own, he gained a thorough knowledge of specific 17th and 18th century performance techniques and conventions of interpretation on violin and viola da gamba. This led to the introduction, in 1969, of a more authentic way of playing the baroque violin, whereby the instrument was no longer held under the chin, but lay freely on the shoulder; this was to have a crucial influence on the approach to the violin repertoire and was consequently adopted by many players starting in the early 1970’s. From 1964 to 1972, Sigiswald Kuijken was a member of the Brussels based Alarius Ensemble (with Wieland Kuijken, Robert Kohnen and Janine Rubinlicht), which performed throughout Europe and in the United States. He subsequently undertook individual chamber music projects with a number of Baroque music specialists, chief among which were his brothers Wieland and Barthold and Robert Kohnen, as well as Gustav Leonhardt, Frans Bru?ggen, Anner Bylsma and René Jacobs.

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h-Moll-Messe (2009)

Bach

La Petite Bande

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Mastering Engineer: Bert van der Wolf
Microphones: Sonodore
Producer: Bert van der Wolf
Recording Engineer: Bert van der Wolf
Recording location: San Lorenzo de El escorial Spain
Recording Software: Pyramix
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I Kyrie- Kyrie eleison
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I Kyrie- Christe eleison
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I Kyrie- Kyrie eleison
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II Gloria- Gloria in excelsis
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II Gloria- Et in terra pax
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II Gloria- Laudamus te
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II Gloria- Gratias agimus tibi
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II Gloria- Domine Deus
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II Gloria- Qui tollis peccata mundi
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II Gloria- Qui sedes ad dexteram Patris
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II Gloria- Quoniam tu solus sanctus
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II Gloria- Cum Sancto Spiritu
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Symbolum Nicenum (Credo)- Credo in unum Deum
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Symbolum Nicenum (Credo)- Patrem omnipotentem
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Symbolum Nicenum (Credo)- Et in unum Dominum
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Symbolum Nicenum (Credo)- Et incarnatus est
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Symbolum Nicenum (Credo)- Crucifixus
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Symbolum Nicenum (Credo)- Et resurrexit
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Symbolum Nicenum (Credo)- Et in Spiritum Sanctum Dominum
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Symbolum Nicenum (Credo)- Confiteor
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Symbolum Nicenum (Credo)- Et expecto
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Sanctus, Osanna, Benedictus, Agnus Dei- Sanctus
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Sanctus, Osanna, Benedictus, Agnus Dei- Osanna in excelsis
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Sanctus, Osanna, Benedictus, Agnus Dei- Benedictus
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Sanctus, Osanna, Benedictus, Agnus Dei- Osanna in excelsis
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Sanctus, Osanna, Benedictus, Agnus Dei- Agnus Dei
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Sanctus, Osanna, Benedictus, Agnus Dei- Dona nobis pacem
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