Happy birthday, J.S. Bach

March 31, 2014

It’s Bach’s birthday, and, turning the tables, he has kindly offered us a gift. Here is the “Dona nobis pacem” section that concludes the Mass in B Minor:

That’s Jordi Savall on the podium, leading La Capella Reial de Catalunya.

2 Responses to “Happy birthday, J.S. Bach”

  1. Janet Says:

    Oh how I miss being in a choir.


  2. cburrell Says:

    Oh, me too, Janet. Not that I was ever good enough to sing Bach without weeks and weeks of practice, but when the music is so good even the practice is a joy.

    Our parish has put out a call for people to join a Gregorian schola that sings at the evening Mass on Sundays. How I would love to do it! But right now it’s just too much of a time commitment. Maybe in a few years.

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