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BACH IN THE CASTLE OF HEAVEN

‘Who needs pills to lift the spirits when we have the six Bach Motets?’ John Elliot Gardiner asks this question in his book Bach – Music in the Castle of Heaven. Douglas Lawrence, renowned for his programmatic flair, contrasts four of Bach’s masterpieces with a gem by Johann Michael Bach (JS’s father-in-law) and Latin Motets from other times and places. Gregorio Allegri’s famous Miserere is performed alongside one of the most difficult pieces in the motet repertoire – Messiaen’s O sacrum convivium, which holds a mystery all its own. The Three Latin Motets by Herbert Howells represent a pinnacle of early 20th century English choral music ….more

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