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Jerry Engelbach

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Re: June 2019: name the work
« Reply #15 on: June 16, 2019, 10:39:58 AM »
Sounds like it could be the beginning of the word "Kyrie."
 
So I was thinking a mass. But that would have more than four movements.
 
But it sure sounds like Bach's Mass in B minor.

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Re: June 2019: name the work
« Reply #16 on: June 16, 2019, 10:44:33 AM »
Whatever it is, the first chord makes me want to hear more.
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Re: June 2019: name the work
« Reply #17 on: June 16, 2019, 10:59:53 AM »
Jerry is close.
It depends on how the movements of the mass are divided.
Four movements... nominally sub-divided into 27...

go on, make an edumacated guess!
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Re: June 2019: name the work
« Reply #18 on: June 16, 2019, 11:05:08 AM »
I just added Bach's Mass in B minor to my previous post.
 
The key gave it away.
 
Thanks for an intriguing puzzle. I never knew that Bach hadn't heard it during his lifetime.
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Re: June 2019: name the work
« Reply #19 on: June 16, 2019, 11:15:48 AM »
For Ron, here's a beautiful performance of it.

Treated respectfully without going the whole "authentic" instruments crap.

The opening chords are absolutely magnificent, the suspensions, the resolutions, the tension in them. It's pure magic.

It's also a ridiculously long "Kyrie" 5-part fugue!!! I don't think it's the longest fugue or anything, but dammit, considering it's two words, it IS really long. And the 5 parts are just... it's impossible to put into words. This really is one of the great monuments of western art.

Bach B Minor Mass at the Proms 2012
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Re: June 2019: name the work
« Reply #20 on: June 16, 2019, 11:44:28 AM »
I bookmarked it so I can listen to the whole thing when I have an anticipated uninterrupted 2 hours. :)
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Re: June 2019: name the work
« Reply #21 on: June 16, 2019, 11:46:01 AM »
That is a beautiful performance.
 
But while it may not use period instruments, it does use the period tuning of a half-tone flatter than today.
 
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Re: June 2019: name the work
« Reply #22 on: June 17, 2019, 10:36:30 AM »
I had the joy of singing it once. Amazing work.
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Re: June 2019: name the work
« Reply #23 on: June 17, 2019, 10:42:06 AM »
Lucky you, Terence.
It's an amazing work indeed.
Rightfully considered one of the great pillars of western art.
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