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#3881 - Sat Jul 05, 2003 7:09 PM Where could I find one of these?  
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Since I am a great fan of Bach's religious music, I was wondering where I could find a reliable copy of Bach's "B minor Mass", "St. Matthew's Passion", or "St. John's Passion". Now if anyone can tell me where to find these things I would be very happy, but they must meet certain criteria:<br><br> 1. It must be electronic (preferably a MIDI, although I wouldn't say 'no' to a live performance [img]http://www.the-highway.com/w3timages/icons/grin.gif" alt="grin" title="grin[/img]),<br><br> 2. The file should not be too big (I'm on a 56K connection),<br><br> 3. It should not require special software to play it (Once again the 56K connection comes into play; I can't spend hours trying to download the software),<br><br> 4. I don't want to have to become a member of a site in order to download the music,<br><br> 5. I don't want to have to pay for the music (Yes, I know, I'm cheap [img]http://www.the-highway.com/w3timages/icons/evilgrin.gif" alt="evilgrin" title="evilgrin[/img]).<br><br><br>Anyone who can give me good information on any of the 3 pieces mentioned above has my full gratitude.


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#3882 - Sun Jul 06, 2003 12:27 AM Re: Where could I find one of these? [Re: ReformedThinker]  
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#3883 - Sun Jul 06, 2003 6:10 AM Re: Where could I find one of these? [Re: ReformedThinker]  
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All of the ones you want are located here:<br><br>http://www.classicalarchives.com/bachsacr.html<br><br>Enjoy!!<br><br>Blessings and Peace-<br>Cecil<br><br>Edited the URL to make it clickable. - Pilgrim

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#3884 - Sun Jul 06, 2003 10:14 PM Re: Where could I find one of these? [Re: HCRigby]  

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I would suggest that if you are going to listen to these that you should definetly get a live recording...I think alot is lost in the midi versoins. In my opinion I think the St. Matthews Passion is one of the most beatiful pieces of music ever written. For the better part of a semester during my time at school I would try and listen through the whole Passion on Saturday afternoons. I would also suggest reading a translation of the text while listening. It is truely an amazing work of art. I would suggest the recordings done by Eliot Gardnier. I have always enjoyed them.<br><br>St. Matthews Passion<br>http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/A...44/sr=2-1/ref=sr_2_1/104-3347837-1285541<br><br>Mass in B minor<br>http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/A...25/sr=2-2/ref=sr_2_2/104-3347837-1285541<br><br>I know there kind of expensive, but I think well worth the money.<br><br>Daniel<br><br>Edited: I made the URL's "clickable". How about learning how to do this simple task for the benefit of those who want to visit these links? - Pilgrim [img]http://www.the-highway.com/w3timages/icons/grin.gif" alt="grin" title="grin[/img]

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#3885 - Mon Jul 07, 2003 1:22 AM Re: Where could I find one of these? [Re: ReformedThinker]  
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Try the Naxos website www.naxos.com<br><br>Although you have to register they only send one email a month. For that you can listen to their entire out-of-copyright catalogue for free!<br><br>James.


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