On NPR's Weekend Edition they announced that Ken Bacon died earlier this week, age 64, of cancer.
He listened to Mozarts' mass "Missa Brevis" in F Major in the two weeks before he died.
His wife sent a note quoting Ken's final sentiment to his family and friends from his deathbed:
"[Missa Brevis is] a hauntingly evanescent combination of hope, energy and grace and it's made me realize that even in the darkest moments there are periods of bright light and hope. I am seeing new power and support from family, faith, and friends," said Ken Bacon, who closed with his signature graciousness, "and I thank you all for that. Love, Ken."
This moving description prompted me to try and find a good recording of the piece to listen to, but as I have only nominal familiarity with any classical works, I hoped that someone in this forum could recommend a quality version of the piece.
thank you in advance!