Trinity College Choir Cambridge, Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment & Stephen Layton - Bach: Mass in B Minor (2018) [24/96]

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Trinity College Choir Cambridge, Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment & Stephen Layton - Bach: Mass in B Minor (2018) [24/96]

Trinity College Choir Cambridge, Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment & Stephen Layton - Bach: Mass in B Minor (2018)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 107:30 minutes | 2.01 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital Booklet

Following much-praised accounts of the St John Passion and Christmas Oratorio, Stephen Layton now turns to the B minor Mass. With Trinity College Cambridge forces and a fine roster of soloists, the results are guaranteed to prove equally spectacular.

‘Katherine Watson, already a busy soloist, has a delightful baroque soprano voice … but it is Iestyn Davies who serves up this recording’s jewel in his first recorded Agnus Dei, a masterclass in technique, vocal beauty and moving musicality that it is hard to imagine surpassed … this is a fresh and attractive B minor Mass, with plenty in it to enjoy’ (Gramophone)

‘Layton’s Bach is rightly prized for its clear-headed vision and lack of eccentricity. He has a fine team of soloists: Katherine Watson and Helen Charlston’s bright voices blend ideally in the Christe eleison, and Gwilym Bowen and Neal Davies are both stalwarts in their solos. But it is Iestyn Davies’s singing of Qui sedes that takes this release into the realms of greatness. The OAE, with trumpets and drums in full cry in the Gloria, Osanna and Dona nobis pacem, make a splendid sound. Highly recommended’ (The Sunday Times)»

‘We’re treated to lively tempos, exemplified in the Cum Sancto Spiritu, … unusually transparent textures (you hear every voice, every instrumental line in the opening Kyrie, for example), first-rate soloists, and one of the more articulate and singer-sensitive orchestras you’ll hear in this music … as one who’s revisited more than a dozen recorded versions of the B minor Mass while preparing this review, my conclusion is that this one offers stylistically sound, true-to-Bach performances that are both modern yet historically informed, whose interpretive point of view and technical details will stand the test of time—and whose choral vocalism is a marvel’ (Classics Today)

Tracklist:

Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)

01. Part 1 No 1, Chorus: Kyrie eleison
02. Part 1 No 2, Duet: Christe eleison
03. Part 1 No 3, Chorus: Kyrie eleison
04. Part 1 No 4, Chorus: Gloria in excelsis Deo
05. Part 1 No 5, Chorus: Et in terra pax hominibus
06. Part 1 No 6, Aria: Laudamus te
07. Part 1 No 7, Chorus: Gratias agimus tibi
08. Part 1 No 8, Duet: Domine Deus
09. Part 1 No 9, Chorus: Qui tollis peccata mundi
10. Part 1 No 10, Aria: Qui sedes ad dexteram Patris
11. Part 1 No 11, Aria: Quoniam tu solus sanctus
12. Part 1 No 12, Chorus: Cum Sancto Spiritu
13. Part 2 No 1, Chorus: Credo in unum Deum
14. Part 2 No 2, Chorus: Patrem omnipotentem
15. Part 2 No 3, Duet: Et in unum Dominum
16. Part 2 No 4, Chorus: Et incarnatus est
17. Part 2 No 5, Chorus: Crucifixus etiam pro nobis
18. Part 2 No 6, Chorus: Et resurrexit tertia die
19. Part 2 No 7, Aria: Et in Spiritum Sanctum
20. Part 2 No 8, Chorus: Confiteor unum baptisma
21. Part 2 No 9, Chorus: Et exspecto resurrectionem
22. Part 3, Chorus: Sanctus
23. Part 4 No 1, Chorus: Osanna in excelsis
24. Part 4 No 2, Aria: Benedictus
25. Part 4 No 3, Chorus: Osanna in excelsis
26. Part 4 No 4, Aria: Agnus Dei
27. Part 4 No 5, Chorus: Dona nobis pacem

Personnel:
Trinity College Choir Cambridge
Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment
Stephen Layton (conductor)

foobar2000 1.3.7 / Dynamic Range Meter 1.1.1
log date: 2018-03-22 12:14:48

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Analyzed: Gwilym Bowen; Stephen Layton: Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment / Bach: Mass in B minor (1)
Iestyn Davies, Katherine Watson; Stephen Layton: Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment / Bach: Mass in B minor (2)
Iestyn Davies; Stephen Layton: Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment / Bach: Mass in B minor (3-4)
Katherine Watson, Gwilym Bowen; Stephen Layton: Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment / Bach: Mass in B minor (5)
Katherine Watson, Helen Charlston; Stephen Layton: Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment / Bach: Mass in B minor (6)
Katherine Watson; Stephen Layton: Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment / Bach: Mass in B minor (7)
Neal Davies; Stephen Layton: Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment / Bach: Mass in B minor (8-9)
Stephen Layton: Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment, Trinity College Choir Cambridge / Bach: Mass in B minor (10-27)
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DR Peak RMS Duration Track
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DR12 -5.66 dB -22.41 dB 4:17 24-Bach: Mass in B minor, BWV232 - Part 4 No 2. Aria: Benedictus
DR14 -0.87 dB -18.95 dB 4:23 15-Bach: Mass in B minor, BWV232 - Part 2 No 3. Duet: Et in unum Dominum
DR13 -1.71 dB -19.67 dB 4:29 10-Bach: Mass in B minor, BWV232 - Part 1 No 10. Aria: Qui sedes ad dexteram Patris
DR13 -2.39 dB -21.72 dB 5:17 26-Bach: Mass in B minor, BWV232 - Part 4 No 4. Aria: Agnus Dei
DR13 -3.88 dB -20.97 dB 5:31 08-Bach: Mass in B minor, BWV232 - Part 1 No 08. Duet: Domine Deus
DR13 -3.70 dB -20.26 dB 4:58 02-Bach: Mass in B minor, BWV232 - Part 1 No 02. Duet: Christe eleison
DR13 -2.78 dB -19.84 dB 4:23 06-Bach: Mass in B minor, BWV232 - Part 1 No 06. Aria: Laudamus te
DR13 -3.68 dB -19.55 dB 4:29 11-Bach: Mass in B minor, BWV232 - Part 1 No 11. Aria: Quoniam tu solus sanctus
DR14 -3.88 dB -21.00 dB 5:19 19-Bach: Mass in B minor, BWV232 - Part 2 No 7. Aria: Et in Spiritum Sanctum
DR13 -1.19 dB -19.13 dB 9:57 01-Bach: Mass in B minor, BWV232 - Part 1 No 01. Chorus: Kyrie eleison
DR13 -2.22 dB -20.01 dB 3:25 03-Bach: Mass in B minor, BWV232 - Part 1 No 03. Chorus: Kyrie eleison
DR12 -0.44 dB -15.40 dB 1:44 04-Bach: Mass in B minor, BWV232 - Part 1 No 04. Chorus: Gloria in excelsis Deo
DR13 -0.46 dB -18.01 dB 4:26 05-Bach: Mass in B minor, BWV232 - Part 1 No 05. Chorus: Et in terra pax hominibus
DR11 -0.50 dB -15.52 dB 3:15 07-Bach: Mass in B minor, BWV232 - Part 1 No 07. Chorus: Gratias agimus tibi
DR11 -5.01 dB -20.23 dB 3:05 09-Bach: Mass in B minor, BWV232 - Part 1 No 09. Chorus: Qui tollis peccata mundi
DR11 -0.20 dB -14.68 dB 3:42 12-Bach: Mass in B minor, BWV232 - Part 1 No 12. Chorus: Cum Sancto Spiritu
DR11 -1.24 dB -16.62 dB 1:59 13-Bach: Mass in B minor, BWV232 - Part 2 No 1. Chorus: Credo in unum Deum
DR12 -0.49 dB -16.23 dB 2:04 14-Bach: Mass in B minor, BWV232 - Part 2 No 2. Chorus: Patrem omnipotentem
DR12 -3.89 dB -21.60 dB 3:23 16-Bach: Mass in B minor, BWV232 - Part 2 No 4. Chorus: Et incarnatus est
DR13 -3.83 dB -22.24 dB 3:24 17-Bach: Mass in B minor, BWV232 - Part 2 No 5. Chorus: Crucifixus etiam pro nobis
DR13 -0.43 dB -16.85 dB 4:04 18-Bach: Mass in B minor, BWV232 - Part 2 No 6. Chorus: Et resurrexit tertia die
DR13 -2.07 dB -19.68 dB 3:55 20-Bach: Mass in B minor, BWV232 - Part 2 No 8. Chorus: Confiteor unum baptisma
DR11 -0.37 dB -14.42 dB 2:06 21-Bach: Mass in B minor, BWV232 - Part 2 No 9. Chorus: Et exspecto resurrectionem
DR12 -0.32 dB -15.70 dB 5:12 22-Bach: Mass in B minor, BWV232 - Part 3. Chorus: Sanctus
DR13 -0.20 dB -15.90 dB 2:42 23-Bach: Mass in B minor, BWV232 - Part 4 No 1. Chorus: Osanna in excelsis
DR13 -0.20 dB -16.60 dB 2:45 25-Bach: Mass in B minor, BWV232 - Part 4 No 3. Chorus: Osanna in excelsis
DR11 -0.25 dB -15.59 dB 3:31 27-Bach: Mass in B minor, BWV232 - Part 4 No 5. Chorus: Dona nobis pacem
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Number of tracks: 27
Official DR value: DR12

Samplerate: 96000 Hz
Channels: 2
Bits per sample: 24
Bitrate: 2591 kbps
Codec: FLAC
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