Soprano voice solo, SATB choir, 2 clarino/trumpet, 2 violin, viola, basso continuo
Nach Johann Zach. Composed by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791). Edited by Hellmut Federhofer. Arranged by Eberhard Kraus. B-Dur (B-flat major). Stuttgart Urtext Edition. Score available separately - see item CA.4003800. Corpus Christi, Eucharist, Communion, First Communion. Violin 2 part. With Language: Latin. Composed circa 1772. KV 142 (Anh. 186d). 2 pages. Duration 5 minutes. Published by Carus Verlag (CA.4003812).
Item Number: CA.4003812
In 1965 Robert Munster, the Mozart scholar, determined that in a manuscript copy containing 13 settings of the "Tantum ergo" by Johann Zach (1669-1773), the Director of Music at the Mainz Cathedral, the final "Tantum ergo" in B flat major was for the most part identical to KV 142. Zach's work is 43 measures long instead of the 63 measures of KV 142, although the Amen coda is missing. For some unknown reason, Mozart made a few changes to Zach's composition and through the addition of the coda extended the work by twenty measures.