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Bach: Mass in B Minor By JohnButt,

  • Title: Bach: Mass in B Minor
  • Author: JohnButt
  • ISBN: 9780521387163
  • Page: 258
  • Format: Paperback
  • The Mass in B Minor is arguably Bach s greatest single work In this short guide John Butt considers the work from many angles, offering the reader basic information in a concise and accessible form.
    Bach Mass in B Minor The Mass in B Minor is arguably Bach s greatest single work In this short guide John Butt considers the work from many angles offering the reader basic information in a concise and accessible form

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    1. I ve held the opinion for a number of years now that Bach s Mass in B Minor is the greatest musical composition of all time, and this book certainly did nothing but reinforce that opinion Although it is not very long only 116pp, including the index its scholarly tone and fairly technical analysis requires careful attention and pretty slow plodding from a reader with only a moderately sufficient understanding of musical theory and vocabulary such as myself I would not recommend it as a means of i [...]

    2. This short book packs in a lot of information about Bach s Mass in B Minor at times it is almost too dense I also thought there could have been a better use of musical examples However, I really liked Butt s exploration of how and why Bach wrote this piece, and his examination of the piece through different aspects such as harmony, figuration, and ritornello form.

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