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Johann Sebastian Bach’s B-minor Mass

Sep – Dec 2019

For the current display in the Jerwood library’s foyer we have drawn on our extensive collection to highlight one of the greatest works of one of the greatest of the composers who form the foundations of the European musical tradition. J. S. Bach wrote his B-minor Mass in the final years of his life, leaving what many regard as a kind of testimony to his life’s work. It is a grand piece of great beauty and profound religious sentiment, displaying the scope and variety of his art; and its students will find a wealth of resources in the library including a complete facsimile edition and various collected editions; as well as recordings, books and scores.


A summary of past exhibitions is available on this website. For more in-depth information about the library’s exhibitions, please see our  opens in a new windowposts about exhibitions on the Jerwood Library blog.