March 4th, 2009

turtle

at last, Bach's Greatest Hits!

We began rehearsals last night for Bach's B Minor Mass, which is essentially a collection of his best work redone as a Latin mass. I've been desperate to sing this for years, and finally, finally, it is here!

We sightread last night, and as usual, sightreading Bach is like rediscovering something long forgotten; the music is so logical, except when it isn't, and it sounds like, well, Bach, so there's an added instinctual feeling. Three hours went through in an eyeblink.

So now I've read through the "Dona nobis pacem" and the first couple sections of the "Credo."

It's glorious.