Video: Bach's Mass in B minor, 'Dona nobis pacem' (Bach Collegium Japan)

Gramophone Mon 4th April 2016

In this exclusive video, Masaaki Suzuki leads the ensemble he founded in an extract from Bach's B minor Mass

To celebrate the release of their outstanding accounts of Bach's Complete Sacred Cantatas in a new 55-disc SACD box-set on BIS and their upcoming residency at the Barbican in London this weekend (April 8-9), Bach Collegium Japan and their founder and director Masaaki Suzuki here exclusively present the 'Dona nobis pacem' from Bach's B minor Mass. 

The BCJ's recordings of Bach's Sacred Cantatas have been consistently highly praised in the reviews pages of Gramophone. In his review of the final installment Jonathan Freeman-Attwood summed up their achievements: 'The Gloria (No 191) appropriately signs off this magnificent 55-disc achievement, music which found its resting place in Bach’s vocal denouement, the Mass in B minor (and how he improved it). No complete series can deliver equal inspiration in every volume but Suzuki and BCJ have created an indelible mark on Bach’s recorded vocal landscape. The best is as good as anyone anywhere – and the whole, of the six complete cantata sets, probably the most consistent.' 

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