Marin Alsop: Bernstein's Mass

Marin Alsop: Bernstein's Mass

Exclusive Audio Commentary

About this playlist

Leonard Bernstein’s ‘Mass’ is a piece like no other, and one that few conductors understand as well as Marin Alsop. Herself a protégé of Bernstein, her live recording of Mass from 2008 with Baltimore Symphony has become something of a modern classic.

Tracklist

    Marin Alsop: Primephonic Interview
  • Introduction

    Marin Alsop, Guy Jones

    0:46

  • What is Mass?

    Marin Alsop, Guy Jones

    2:55

  • Beginning with Conflict

    Marin Alsop, Guy Jones

    2:04

  • Devotions before Mass: Antiphon: Kyrie eleison (High Soprano, Bass, Soprano 2, Alto, Tenor, Baritone)

    Jubilant Sykes

    1:58

  • Devotions before Mass: Hymn and Psalm, "A Simple Song" (Celebrant)

    Jubilant Sykes

    4:10

  • Devotions before Mass: Responsory, "Alleluia" (Soprano 1, Soprano 2, Alto, Tenor, Baritone, Bass)

    Jubilant Sykes

    1:08

  • Marin Alsop: Primephonic Interview
  • The Street Chorus

    Marin Alsop, Guy Jones

    1:17

  • First Introit: Prefatory Prayers (Street Chorus, Soprano 1, Soprano 2, Soprano, Celebrant, Boy Soprano, Boys' Choir)

    Jubilant Sykes

    4:59

  • First Introit: Thrice-Triple Canon: Dominus vobiscum (Celebrant, Boys' Choir, Street Chorus)

    Jubilant Sykes

    0:41

  • Second Introit: In nomine Patris (Boys' Choir, Chorus, Celebrant)

    Jubilant Sykes

    1:57

  • Second Introit: Prayer for the Congregation, "Almighty Father" (Chorus)

    Jubilant Sykes

    1:21

  • Second Introit: Epiphany (Celebrant)

    Jubilant Sykes

    0:54

  • Marin Alsop: Primephonic Interview
  • Challenges for the Conductor

    Marin Alsop, Guy Jones

    1:22

  • Confession: Confiteor (Chorus)

    Jubilant Sykes

    2:10

  • Confession: Trope, "I Don't Know" (First Rock Singer and Descant, Second Rock Singer, Male Street Chorus)

    Jubilant Sykes

    1:41

  • Confession: Trope, "Easy" (First Blues Singer, Second Rock Singer, Second Blues Singer, Third Rock Singer, Third Blues Singer, First Rock Singer and Descant, Celebrant, Chorus)

    Jubilant Sykes

    4:50

  • Marin Alsop: Primephonic Interview
  • Meditations

    Marin Alsop, Guy Jones

    1:20

  • Meditation No. 1

    Jubilant Sykes

    5:09

  • Gloria: Gloria tibi (Celebrant, Boys' Choir)

    Jubilant Sykes

    1:54

  • Gloria: Gloria in Excelsis (Chorus)

    Jubilant Sykes

    1:15

  • Gloria: Trope, "Half of the People" (Street Chorus, Chorus)

    Jubilant Sykes

    0:59

  • Gloria: Trope, "Thank You" (Soprano, Street Chorus)

    Jubilant Sykes

    2:46

  • Marin Alsop: Primephonic Interview
  • Bernstein's Spiritualism

    Marin Alsop, Guy Jones

    2:54

  • Meditation No. 2

    Jubilant Sykes

    3:38

  • Epistle: "The Word of the Lord" (Celebrant, A Young Man, Another Young Man, Street Chorus, An Older Man, A Young Woman)

    Jubilant Sykes

    5:50

  • Marin Alsop: Primephonic Interview
  • The Gospel Sermon

    Marin Alsop, Guy Jones

    1:47

  • Gospel-Sermon: "God Said" (Preacher, Street Chorus, 5 Solo Voices)

    Jubilant Sykes

    4:22

  • Marin Alsop: Primephonic Interview
  • Credo as a Battlegroud

    Marin Alsop, Guy Jones

    0:48

  • Credo: Credo in unum Deum (Celebrant, Chorus)

    Jubilant Sykes

    1:08

  • Credo: Trope: "Non Credo" (Street Chorus Male Group, Baritone) - "Crucifixus" (Chorus)

    Jubilant Sykes

    2:16

  • Credo: Trope, "Hurry" (Mezzo-soprano) - Sedet ad dexteram Patris (Chorus)

    Jubilant Sykes

    1:20

  • Credo: Trope, "World without End" (Street Chorus, Mezzo-soprano) - Et in Spiritum Sanctum (Chorus, 3 Solo Voices)

    Jubilant Sykes

    1:38

  • Credo: Trope, "I Believe in God" (3 Solo Voices, Street Chorus, Rock Singer, Chorus)

    Jubilant Sykes

    2:06

  • Marin Alsop: Primephonic Interview
  • Conductor or Composer?

    Marin Alsop, Guy Jones

    3:56

  • Meditation No. 3 (De profundis, Part 1) (Chorus, Celebrant)

    Jubilant Sykes

    2:31

  • Offertory (De profundis, Part 2) (Boys' Choir, Chorus)

    Jubilant Sykes

    2:12

  • The Lord's Prayer: Our Father … (Celebrant)

    Jubilant Sykes

    1:15

  • The Lord's Prayer: Trope, "I Go On" (Celebrant)

    Jubilant Sykes

    2:24

  • Marin Alsop: Primephonic Interview
  • Then and Now

    Marin Alsop, Guy Jones

    4:20

  • Sanctus (Celebrant, Boys' Choir, Chorus, Counter-tenors, Street Chorus)

    Jubilant Sykes

    5:09

  • Agnus Dei (Soloists of Street Chorus, Street Chorus, Celebrant, Chorus)

    Jubilant Sykes

    6:30

  • Marin Alsop: Primephonic Interview
  • Things Get Broken

    Marin Alsop, Guy Jones

    3:19

  • Fraction: "Things Get Broken" (Celebrant)

    Jubilant Sykes

    14:21

  • Pax: Communion, "Secret Songs" (Boy Soprano, Bass, Soprano 1, Soprano 2, Tenor 1, Tenor 2, Street Chorus, Celebrant, Chorus)

    Jubilant Sykes

    9:06

  • Total playing time

    2:10:50

Curated by

Marin Alsop

Conductor

About this playlist

Leonard Bernstein’s ‘Mass’ is a piece like no other, and one that few conductors understand as well as Marin Alsop. Herself a protégé of Bernstein, her live recording of Mass from 2008 with Baltimore Symphony has become something of a modern classic.

Curated by

Marin Alsop

Conductor

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