Bach’s much-loved Magnificat, bright with fanfares and lively with dance rhythms, is paired with the composer’s Mass in G minor in this Late Night Prom by the BBC Singers and the Academy of Ancient Music.
Though sometimes overlooked, Bach’s Lutheran Masses are a treasure-trove of melody, borrowing their themes from the best of Bach’s own cantatas.
Completing the programme is the Brandenburg Concerto No. 2, with its muscular textures and brilliant brass and wind colours.
J. S. Bach
Mass in G minor, BWV 235 28’
Brandenburg Concerto No. 2 in F major, BWV 1047 12’
Magnificat in D major, BWV 243 26’
Sophie Bevan soprano
Rebecca Evans soprano
Iestyn Davies counter-tenor
Nicky Spence tenor
Roderick Williams baritone
Academy of Ancient Music
David Hill conductor
There will be no interval