SATB choir, organ - Level 3
Composed by Leopold Mozart (1719-1787). This edition: Paperbound. Sacred music from Salzburg. German title: Missa brevis in C. Missa brevis in Latin. Full score. KV 115. 32 pages. Published by Carus Verlag (CA.4064200).
Item Number: CA.4064200
ISBN M-007-07518-7. Key: C-dur (c major). Language: Latin.
The Missa brevis in C Major, for 4 vocal parts and organ, was long considered one of young Mozart's excercises in The Italian style of church music. Karl Pfannhauser, after his studies of Leopold Mozart's masses, was the first to discover that the C-major fragment had been incorporated into the latter's Missa solemnis in C Major. As Mozart was only 8 years old at the time his father wrote this mass, he cannot be deemed the composer of the fragmentary C-major mass that is listed as KV 115. The mass contains only the Kyrie, Gloria, Credo and Sanctus, the last of which breaks off in bar 9. For the present edition our aim was to draw upon Leopold's own works for the missing parts.