An all-Bach Prom from the BBC Singers, the Academy of Ancient Music and conductor David Hill. Bach: Mass in G minor, BWV235; Brandenburg Concerto No 2; Magnificat in D, BWV243.
Afternoon on 3 - with Jonathan Swain.
Another chance to hear an all-Bach Prom from the BBC Singers, the Academy of Ancient Music and David Hill, including his Magnificat and Mass in G minor.
Presented by Martin Handley from the Royal Albert Hall, London
Bach: Mass in G minor (BWV 235)
Bach: Brandenburg Concerto No. 2 in F major (BWV 1047)
Bach: Magnificat in D major (BWV 243)
Sophie Bevan (soprano)
Rebecca Evans (soprano)
Iestyn Davies (countertenor)
Nicky Spence (tenor)
Roderick Williams (baritone)
Academy of Ancient Music
David Hill (conductor)
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 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.
[First broadcast on 21st August].