Thursday, September 11, 2008

Bach's Mass in B Minor


I never grow tired of Bach's Mass in B Minor. The great Bach scholar Christoph Wolff writes, "...as he grew older, the Mass in B minor must have seemed to him to be a bequest to his successors and to the future; the concern to complete and perfect it preoccupied him virtually till his dying breath." Bach's music in inspired because it is simply God's word set to heavenly music. It confesses, preaches, and praises Christ and parades through a liturgy where God redeems his people for all eternity. It is music in which we sing with angels in the halls of the heavenly banquet.

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