Orchestra version: SATB choir, 2 oboes, 2 clarinets, 2 bassoons, 2 horns, 2 trumpets, 3 trombones, timpani, [contrabass]; organ version: SATB choir, organ
Composed by Franz Schubert (1797-1828). Edited by Salome Reiser. This edition: urtext. Stuttgart Urtext Edition: Schubert. German title: Deutsche Messe. Orchesterfassung. German Masses. Full score. Composed 1827. D 872. 48 pages. Duration 35 minutes. Published by Carus Verlag (CA.7006000).
Item Number: CA.7006000
ISBN M-007-08266-6. Language: German.
The nine sacred songs which make up the Deutsche Messe, D 872, have become what is probably the best known of all of Schubert's church music works. Both in its original choral version and also in the version for unison voices, which is simply the soprano melody and which is included, for example, int the Austrian section of the Gotteslob, this has a place as one of the most widely used Mass liturgies sung by German-speaking Catholic congregations. The uncommonly great popularity of this work, exceeding that of any of Schubert's other masses, is due largely to the use of German words instead of the Latin text of the traditional Catholic rite, as is emphasized by the titel "Deutsche Messe", under which the work was first published in 1870.