SATB vocal soli, SATB choir, 2 clarinos/trumpets, timpani, 2 violins, basso continuo, [3 trombones] - Level 2
Sparrow Mass. Composed by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791). Edited by Berthold Over. C-Dur (C major). Stuttgart Urtext Edition. German title: Missa in C (Spatzen-Messe) rev.2000. Latin Masses. Choral score includes solo parts. With Language: Latin. Composed circa 1775-76. KV 220 (196b). Duration 18 minutes. Published by Carus Verlag (CA.4062605).
Item Number: CA.4062605
An unusual feature of this Mass is its cyclic form, a compositional principle which Mozart first introduced in his masses in this "Mass in C": in the Agnus Dei ("Dona nobis pacem") he reverted to the music of the Kyrie, thus giving the Mass overall musical unity. Another unusual feature of this work is its popular character. This is evident both in its catchy themes and in its relatively straigthforward musical structure.Score available separately - see item CA.4062600.