The Mass in G minor, performed by the Netherlands Bach Society for All of Bach, derives its opening from cantata 102, while the other two choruses and three arias are taken from cantatas 187 and 72. Bach probably wrote this and three other ‘Lutheran’ masses to create a safe haven for some of his favourite pieces. The neutral character of a Latin Mass means it can be used on far more occasions than the one specific moment in the ecclesiastical year assigned to the cantatas written in German.

Recorded for the project All of Bach on October 11th 2014 at the Grote Kerk, Naarden.