Bach: Magnificat - Balthasar-Neumann Choir

Hengelbrock and the Balthasar-Neumann Choir and Ensemble perform JS Bach's Magnificat and Missa Sapientiae from Lotti.

Composer: Bach; Lotti
Repertoire: Magnificat (JS Bach); Missa Sapientiae (Lotti)
Artists: Balthasar-Neumann Choir & Ensemble/Hengelbrock
Rating: 5/5
Genre: Choral/Orchestral Sacred Music
Label: DHM 05472 77534

Lotti’s Missa Sapientiae featured in Bach’s library, offering him a model of Venetian sacred music for his Mass in B minor. The tonal richness and emotional contrasts of the Lotti are brought to life by Hengelbrock and his Balthasar-Neumann forces, helped by a wholehearted commitment from all concerned. The original version of Bach’s Magnificat emerges as a profoundly intimate, ecstatic response to words and music.