Mass in b minor, BWV 232

Bach, Johann Sebastian (1685–1750)
KYRIE
Chorus
Kyrie eleison
Soprano, Alto Duet
Christe eleison
Chorus
Kyrie eleison
 
 
Lord, have mercy.
 
Christ, have mercy.
 
Lord, have mercy.
 
GLORIA
Chorus
Gloria in excelsis Deo
Chorus
Et in terra pax
hominibus bonæ voluntatis
 
Soprano Aria
Laudamus te, benedicimus te
adoramus te, glorificamus te
 
Chorus
Gratias agimus tibi
propter magnam gloriam tuam
 
Soprano, Tenor, Duet
Domine Deus, Rex coelestis
Deus Pater omnipotens
Domine Fili unigenite
Jesu Christe altissime
Domine Deus, Agnus Dei,
Filius Patris
 
Chorus
Qui tollis peccata mundi
miserere nobis
qui tollis peccata mundi
suscipe deprecationem nostram
 
Alto Aria
Qui sedes ad dextram Patris
miserere nobis.
 
Bass Aria
Quoniam tu solus sanctus,
tu solus Dominus
tu solus altissimus, Jesu Christe
 
Chorus
Cum Sancto Spiritu
in gloria Dei Patris. Amen.
 
 
Glory to God in the highest,
 
and on earth peace
to people of good will.
 
 
We praise you, we bless you
we worship you, we glorify you.
 
 
We give thanks to you
on account of your great glory.
 
 
Lord God, heavenly king,
God the Father almighty,
O Lord, the only begotten Son,
Jesus Christ most high,
Lord God, Lamb of God,
Son of the Father,
 
 
You who take away the sins of the world,
have mercy upon us;
you who take away the sins of the world,
receive our prayer;
 
 
You who sit at the right hand of the Father,
have mercy upon us;
 
 
For you alone are holy,
you alone are the Lord,
you alone are the most high, Jesus Christ;
 
 
With the Holy Spirit
in the glory of God the Father. Amen.
 
CREDO
Chorus
Credo in unum Deum
 
Chorus
Patrem omnipotentem
factorem coeli et terrae
visibilium omnium et invisibilium
 
Soprano, Alto Duet
Et in unum Dominum Jesum Christum
Filium Dei unigenitum
et ex Patre natum ante omnia saecula
Deum de Deo, lumen de lumine
Deum verum de Deo vero
Genitum non factum
consubstantialem Patri
per quem omnia facta sunt
qui propter nos homines
et propter nostram salutem
descendit de coelis
 
Chorus
Et incarnatus est de Spiritu Sancto
ex Maria Virgine, et homo factus est
 
Chorus
Crucifixus etiam pro nobis
sub Pontio Pilato
passus et sepultus est
 
Chorus
Et resurrexit tertia die
secundum scripturas
et ascendit in coelum
Sedet ad dextram Dei Patris.
et iterum venturus est cum gloria
judicare vivos et mortuos
cujus regni non erit finis
 
Bass Aria
Et in Spiritum Sanctum
Dominum et vivificantem
qui ex Patre Filioque procedit
qui cum Patre et Filio simul
adoratur et conglorificatur
qui locutus est per prophetas
et unam sanctam
catholicam et apostolicam ecclesiam
 
Chorus
Confiteor unum baptisma,
in remissionem peccatorum.
 
Chorus
Et expecto
resurrectionem mortuorum
et vitam venturi saeculi. Amen.
 
 
I believe in one God,
 
 
The Father almighty,
creator of heaven and earth,
and of all things visible and invisible;
 
 
And in one Lord Jesus Christ,
the only begotten Son of God,
begotten of the Father before all ages;
God from God, light from light,
true God from true God,
begotten not made,
of one being with the Father,
by whom all things were made;
who for us humanity
and for our salvation
descended from heaven;
 
 
And became flesh by the Holy Spirit,
of the Virgin Mary, and was made a human;
 
 
And was crucified for us
under Pontius Pilate,
suffered death, and was buried;
 
 
And was resurrected on the third day
according to Scripture,
and ascended into heaven;
who sits at the right hand of God the Father;
and shall come again with glory
to judge the living and the dead,
(he) whose kingdom shall have no end;
 
 
And in the Holy Spirit,
the Lord and giver of life,
who proceeds from the Father and the Son,
who together with the Father and Son
is worshipped and glorified,
who spoke through the prophets;
and in one holy
catholic and apostolic church;
 
 
I acknowledge one baptism
for the remission of sins;
 
 
And I look forward
to the resurrection of the dead
and the life of the age to come. Amen.
 
SANCTUS
Chorus
Sanctus, sanctus, sanctus
Dominus Deus Sabaoth
Pleni sunt coeli et terra gloria ejus
 
 
Holy, Holy, Holy
is the Lord God of Hosts.
Heaven and earth are full of his glory.
 
OSANNA
Chorus
Osanna in excelsis
 
 
Hosanna in the highest.
 
BENEDICTUS
Tenor Aria
Benedictus qui venit
in nomine Domini
 
Chorus
Osanna in excelsis
 
 
Blessed is he who comes
in the name of the Lord.
 
 
Hosanna in the highest.
 
AGNUS DEI
Alto Aria
Agnus Dei
qui tollis peccata mundi
miserere nobis.
 
 
Lamb of God,
who take away the sins of the world,
have mercy upon us.
 
DONA NOBIS PACEM
Chorus
Dona nobis pacem
 
 
Give us peace.

Translation: Robert Coote

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