BWV 235 Messe g-Moll

Probably late 1730's.

Parody: 1 ← BWV 102/1; 2 ← BWV 72/1; 3, 4, 5, 6 ← BWV 187/4, 3, 5, 1.

BG 8; NBA II/2.

Mass in G Minor


1. Chorus (S, A, T, B)

Lord have mercy, Christ have mercy, Lord have mercy.


2. Chorus (S, A, T, B)

Glory be to God on high, and on earth peace to men of good will. We praise thee, we bless thee, we worship thee, we glorify thee.

3. Aria (B)

We give thanks to thee for thy great glory. O Lord God, heavenly King, God the Father Almighty.

4. Aria (A)

O Lord the only begotten Son, Jesus Christ; O Lord God, Lamb of God, Son of the Father, that takest away the sins of the world, have mercy upon us.

5. Aria (T)

Thou that takest away the sins of the world, receive our prayer. Thou that sittest at the right hand of the Father, have mercy upon us. For thou only art holy; thou only art the Lord; thou only, O Jesus Christ, art most high.

6. Chorus (S, A, T, B)

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

Copyright Z. Philip Ambrose

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