Last updated: 17.08.20
Composer: Johann Christian Bach (1735-1782)
Publication: Gloria
Publisher: Albert J. Kunzelmann GmbH
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Language: Latin
Parts: Soprano/Alto/Tenor/Bass/Soloists/Orchestra
Choir: Collegium Musicum Bremen
This work composed in 1759 and 1st performed in Milan on March 19, 1760 is relatively rarely performed today. That said, I had the pleasure of singing the bass part of the first movement "Gloria in excelsis" when a member of the Collegium Musicum Bremen in the late 1990's.
The choir, only on duty for the first and last movements, have the privelige of having plenty of time to admire the soloists, both instrumental and vocal,, the orchestra as well as to check out the enraptured audience. Marvellous stuff indeed!.
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Choral Music CDs:
cd15.gif Various Ensembles J.C. Bach: Gloria in G-Dur flag15us.gif flag15uk.gif flag15de.gif flag15fr.gif flag15ca.gif flag15it.gif flag15es.gif
No. Title Remarks
1 Soli e coro (Allegro molto) Gloria in excelsis Choiir
2 Duetto (Andante) Laudamus te Soprano, Tenor
3 Aria (Allegro) Gratias agimus tib Alto
4 Terzetto (Allegro con spirito) Domine Deus Soprano, Alto, Bass
5 Aria (Largo) Qui tollis peccata mundi Soprano
6 Coro (Andante) Qui tollis peccata mundi - (Moderato) Suscipe deprecationem Choir
7 Aria (Allegro) Qui sedes ad dexteram Patris Tenor
8 Aria (A tempo giusto) Quoniam tu solus Sanctus Bass
9 Soli e coro (Allegro di molto) Cum Sancto Spiritu Choir, Soprano, Alto
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youtube15.jpg Gloria in G Major (5:26) Les Agrémens, Choeur de Chambre de Namur , Wieland Kuijken
youtube15.jpg W E4 - Gloria in G major (44:54) Choeur de chambre de Namur; Les Agrémens, conducted by Wieland Kuijken.