SATB vocal soli, SATB/SATB choir, flute, 2 oboes, 2 bassoons, 2 horns, 2 clarinos/trumpets, 3 trombones, timpani, 2 violins, viola, basso continuo - Level 4
Composed by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791). Edited by Richard Maunder. This edition: urtext. Stuttgart Urtext Edition: Mozart. German title: Missa in c (arr. Maunder). Latin Masses. Full score. Composed 1783. KV 427. 196 pages. Duration 57 minutes. Published by Carus Verlag (CA.4062000).
Item Number: CA.4062000
ISBN M-007-07390-9. Key: C-moll (c minor). Language: Latin.
The Mass in C minor, K. 427, Mozart's "Great Mass" remaines a torso - a circumstance which is extremely regrettable, especially given the monumentality of this work. Mozart finished only the Kyrie, Gloria, Sanctus, "Osanna", and Benedictus of the Mass. For two movements from the Credo he only completed sketches without instrumentation. In March 1785 Mozart arranged Kyrie and Gloria, supplemented by a tenor and a soprano aria, for the Italian oratorio "Davide penitente". In his arrangement of the Mass in c minor, Richard Maunder added Creed wind and brass instruments to the Credo sketches.