Bach and Beyond

The Bach Society’s repertoire showcases our commitment to performing major works of Bach and other masters.  However, you’ll see that we also enjoy performing a range of music from 17th century to commissioned works of today.

Major works for Chorus and Orchestra by Johann Sebastian Bach

Mass in B minor – 1941, 42, 44, 46, 48, 50, 52, 55, 57, 60, 62, 64, 65, 67, 69, 71, 75, 77, 83, 91, 94, 2001, 06, 10, 16

St. Matthew Passion – 1943, 45, 47, 53, 56, 61, 66, 70, 72, 78, 85, 89, 94, 2004, 12, 18

St. John Passion – 1949, 51, 54, 57, 63, 68, 79, 88, 92, 96, 2002, 08, 14

Christmas Oratorio – 2017

Magnificat – 1950, 53, 57, 62, 65, 69, 73, 76, 80, 83, 87, 92, 96, 2002, 12

St. Mark Passion (reconstruction): 1997

Cantatas & Motets

Major works for Chorus and Orchestra by other significant composers

Requiems by Mozart, Duruflé, Fauré, Brahms, Howells, Goodall

Masses by Haydn, Mozart, Beethoven, Berlioz, Schubert, Rossini

Oratorios by Handel, Haydn, Mendelssohn, Vaughan Williams

Glorias by Poulenc, Rutter

Major a cappella works

Sergei Rachmaninoff  Vespers and Liturgy of St. John Chrysostom

Ralph Vaughan Williams  Mass in G minor

Frank Martin  Mass for Double Choir

Alexander Gretchaninov Vespers

Josef Rheinberger: Mass in E flat for Double Choir

St. Louis premieres

Hector Berlioz  Messe Solennelle

Srul Irving Glick  Triumph of the Spirit (U.S. premiere)

George Frideric Handel’s rediscovered Gloria

Works commissioned and premiered by the Bach Society

René Clausen  My Heart Is Steadfast (Psalm 108)

Stephen Mager  The Lamb’s High Feast, Mass of Light, Te Deum

Stephen Paulus  To the Supreme Being

Significant motets

Samuel Barber  Agnus Dei (Adagio for Strings)

Antonio Caldara  Crucifixus (16 parts)

Thomas Tallis  Spem in Alium (40 parts)

Healey Willan  An Apostrophe to the Heavenly Hosts

And shorter works by:  Ola Gjeilo, Eric Whitacre, Morten Lauridsen, Ēriks Ešenvalds, Arvo Pärt, John Tavener, Paweł Łukaszewski, Vytautas Miskinis, Ugis Praulins, et al.