Music For Lent, 2016 (Day 39)

Another "Crucifixus," though this one feels very different that the ones from earlier in the week. It's by J.S. Bach, and it comes from his masterpiece, the Mass in B Minor.

Yes, I used the word "masterpiece" here. And I'll gladly defend it, because this setting -- indeed, this entire work -- is pretty much perfect. I just think that the term "masterpiece" can (and should) be used more frequently for the works of Bach than for any other classical composer. (Also, the playlist).

Crucifixus etiam pro nobis sub Pontio Pilato:
Passus, et sepultus est.
He was crucified also for us under Pontius Pilate:
He suffered and was buried.
Attribution(s): "Bell Tower" (source) via CC BY-SA 4.0.