Mass in C major (Sparrow Mass). By Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791). Edited by Berthold Over. For Soli SATB, SATB Choir, 2 Clarinos/Trumpets, Timpani, 2 Violins, Basso continuo, [3 Trombones]. C-Dur (C major). Stuttgart Urtext Edition. German title: Missa in C (Spatzen-Messe) rev.2000. Masses, Latin. Level 2. Part: cello/double bass. Language: Latin. Composed circa 1775-76. KV 220 (196b). 8 pages. Duration 18 minutes. Published by Carus Verlag (CA.4062613).
ISBN M-007-13336-8. With Language: Latin. Masses, Latin.
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.