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|A magical classic: Bach's B minor Mass at St Martin-in-the-Fields|
|The “Bach B minor” is a classic amongst choral singers, but although parts of it are so familiar and the name is often tossed around casually, upon hearing it you are reminded why it has the status it does. Bach never heard the mass in its entirety and the movements were written years apart, explaining why there is such a huge range of style; this means we are spoilt as an audience. Although Bach probably intended the parts of the work to be performed separately as needed, the amalgamation is simply divine and results in an hour and 45 minutes of exquisite music.
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