Interesting Story on the Manuscript of Bach’s Great Mass in B Minor
Many regard J.S. Bach’s B Minor Mass to be among the very best, if not the best, music ever written. I would tend to agree. There is an interesting BBC radio show on the manuscript, one of which is held by a library in Berlin. You can listen to it here. Thanks to Bach fan, TN, for the link to the program. But, ahem, “et incarnatus est” does not mean, “and he became flesh.” And, you have to put up with the post-modernist twaddle at the end of the show, where, ironically, in the background is the sound of the praise of the Great and Eternal Almighty God, we have an announcer prattling on totally ignoring the meaning of the Mass in B Minor. And so it goes. But… Bach gets the last word after all.