BWV 232 Messe h-Moll


1724 (Sanctus), 1733 (Kyrie and Gloria), 1747-1749?, so Dadelsen, (Credo, Hosanna, Benedictus, Agnus Dei); Parody: 4a and b(I,4 and 5) ---> BWV 191/1; 6(I,7) <--- BWV 29/2; 7(I,8) ---> BWV 191/2; 8(I,9) <--- BWV 46/1A; 11(I,12) ---> BWV 191/3; 13(II,2) <--- BWV 171/1; 16(II,5) <--- BWV 12/2A; 20(II,9) <--- BWV 120/2; 22(IV,1) and 23(IV,3) <--- Kantate II/1 and BWV 215/1; 24(IV,4) <--- BWV 11/4; 25(IV,5) <--- BWV 29/2.

BG 6; NBA II/1.



Mass in B Minor

KYRIE

1.(I,1) Chorus (S1, S2, A, T, B)

Lord, have mercy.

2.(I,2) Aria (S1, S2)

Christ, have mercy.

3.(I,3) Chorus (S1, S2, A, T, B)

Lord, have mercy.

GLORIA


4.a(I,4) Chorus (S1, S2, A, T, B)

Glory be to God on high.

4.b(I,5) Chorus (S1, S2, A, T, B)

And on earth peace to men of good will.

5.(I,6) Aria (S2)

We praise thee, we bless thee, we worship thee, we glorify thee.

6.(I,7) Chorus (S1 and 2, A, T, B)

We give thanks to thee for thy great glory.

7.(I,8) Aria (S1, T)

O Lord God, heavenly King, God the Father Almighty, O Lord, the only-begotten Son, Jesus Christ, the Most High, O Lord God, Lamb of God, Son of the Father.

8.(I,9) Chorus (S2, A, T, B)

Thou that takest away the sins of the world, have mercy upon us. Thou that takest away the sins of the world, receive our prayer.

9.(I,10) Aria (A)

Thou that sittest at the right hand of the Father, have mercy upon us.

10.(I,11) Aria (B)

For thou only art holy; thou only art the Lord; thou only, O Jesus Christ, art most high.

11.(I,12) Chorus (S1, S2, A, T, B)

With the Holy Ghost in the glory of God
the Father. Amen.

SYMBOLUM NICENUM

12.(II,1) Chorus (S1, S2, A, T, B)

I believe in one God.

13.(II,2) Chorus (S1 and 2, A, T, B)

I believe in one God, the Father Almighty, maker of heaven and earth, of all things visible and invisible.

14.(II,3) Aria (S1, A)

And in one Lord Jesus Christ, the only begotten Son of God, and born of the Father before all worlds. God of God, light of light, very God of very God, begotten, not made, of one substance with the Father, by whom all things were made. Who for us men and for our salvation came down from heaven. (And was incarnate by the Holy Ghost of the Virgin Mary, and was made man.(1))

15.(II,4) Chorus (S1, S2, A, T, B)

And was incarnate by the Holy Ghost of the Virgin Mary, and was made man.

16.(II,5) Chorus (S2, A, T, B)

And was crucified also for us under Pontius Pilate, suffered and was buried.

17.(II,6) Chorus (S1, S2, A, T, B)

And the third day he rose again according to the Scriptures, and ascended into heaven, sitteth at the right hand of the Father, and shall come again with glory to judge the quick and the dead; whose kingdom shall have no end.

18.(II,7) Aria (B)

And in the Holy Ghost, the Lord and giver of life, who proceedeth from the Father and the Son; who with the Father and the Son together is worshipped and glorified; who spake by the prophets. And in one holy catholic and apostolic Church.

19.(II,8) Chorus (S1, S2, A, T, B)

I acknowledge one baptism for the remission of sins.

20.(II,9) Chorus (S1, S2, A, T, B)

And I look for the resurrection of the dead
and the life of the world to come, Amen.

SANCTUS

21.(III) Chorus (S1, S2, A1, A2, T, B)

Holy, holy, holy, Lord God of hosts, heaven and earth are full of his glory.

OSANNA, BENEDICTUS, AGNUS DEI, DONA NOBIS PACEM

[Chorus I (S, A, T, B) and Chorus II (S, A, T, B)]

22.(IV,1) Chorus (I, II)

Hosanna in the highest.

23.(IV,2) Aria (T)

Blessed is he who cometh in the name of the Lord.

(IV,3) Chorus (I, II)

Hosanna in the highest.

24.(IV,4) Aria (A)

O Lamb of God, that takest away the sins of the world, have mercy upon us.

25.(IV,5) Chorus (S, A, T, B)

Grant us peace.


1. In the original version this text was part of this movement.


© Copyright Z. Philip Ambrose


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