The Music


Johann Sebastian Bach (1685–1750)

Mass in B minor, BWV 232: “one of the greatest and most timeless masterpieces in the Western musical canon.”

AGO news: In the June issue of The American Organist, David Hill discusses organ playing, conducting, Bach and Ogontz!

  • “Bach actually never heard this work performed—not as we know it today. It’s really a collection of compositions he wrote across his lifetime, put together posthumously.”
  • “…everywhere you look in the B Minor Mass you encounter unfathomable genius.”
  • “The fact that we don’t do a public performance is a relief, and … this is actually why I enjoy Ogontz so much—the friendships and the camaraderie without the pressure of a performance … plus the amazing surroundings.”


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Acquiring Music


Please complete this form by July 24 whether you are renting a score or bringing your own.

Rent: A limited number of scores will be available to rent for $3.50. A few are Bärenreiter editions; most are Breitkopf.
You may pay for it here or pay with exact cash or check when you pick it up upon arrival.

Purchase: David Hill’s preferred edition is the Bärenreiter. You can purchase your own copy here.