"In the end, it was a Bach motet that shooed me away - choristers weren't damnably bad, but the organist's only hope for salvation was a bullet through the brain. "
A 'backstreet church' in Bruges, one of the many he might conceivably be describing in this passage - Credit: Jim Linwood
A motet is a piece of choral music in several parts which takes as its source of inspiration the bible. Its history as a genre dates back to the twelth-century. There are six surviving Bach motets (some claim more). They are thought to have been composed for use at funerals.
Paul Hillier – Motet "Jesu, Meine Freude", BWV 227: Gute nacht, O Wesen