Belfast, 2-4 November 2007


2-30 November 2007 in Queen's Welcome Centre

"Bach’s B-minor Mass Performed in the Foreign Lands"

The Exhibition ‘Bach’s B minor Mass Performed in Foreign Lands’ is a joint venture by the Queen’s University Library and School of Music and Sonic Arts. This exhibition, tracing the complex and diverse reception history of Bach’s monumental choral work in Europe, Russia, America and Japan from the eighteenth-century to the present day, has been made possible by various worldwide institutions and individual collectors working in conjunction with Queen's Library.

On display is the Queen's copy of the most innovative colour facsimile of the work’s autograph, several significant manuscript copies --- some original (including the c.1790 copy of the Symbolum Nicenum from the private library of Mr Michael D'Andrea, New Jersey, USA [shown right]) and others digitalized --- as well as an array of printed editions. The exhibition also includes an audio-visual presentation of scholar Teri Noel Towe’s lecture on the first recorded performance of Bach’s B minor Mass.


Producer: Alison Dunlop

Manuscript copy of the Symbolum Nicenum.
From the collection of Michael D'Andrea, New Jersey, USA

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