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Missa Beatissimae Virginis Mariae
SATB vocal soli, SATB choir, 2 trumpets, 2 trombones, timpani, 2 violin, basso continuo
Composed by Michael Haydn (1737-1806). Edited by Charles H. Sherman. C-Dur (C major). Sacred music from Salzburg. Score available separately - see item CA.5030500. Latin Masses, Sacred music from Salzburg Feasts of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Hymns in praise of the Virgin Mary. Violin 2 part. Language: Latin. Composed circa 1758-1760. MH 15. 16 pages. Duration 30 minutes. Published by Carus Verlag (CA.5030512).
Item Number: CA.5030512
With Language: Latin. Latin Masses, Sacred music from Salzburg Feasts of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Hymns in praise of the Virgin Mary.
The Missa Beatissimae Virginis Maria was composed ca. 1758-1760, between the end of his tenure as a singer in the choir of St. Stephen's in Vienna and the beginning of his first position as violinist and music director for the Bishop of Grosswardein. The scoring of SATB (for soli as well as choir) and "church trio" was augmented by two trumpets (clarini) and timpani, as well as two trombones. The latter instruments double the alto and tenor voices in tutti passages but in the "Et incarnatus est" they are also employed in an obbligato role. On the one hand, as an early work this Mass is in the style of the festive baroque tradition, as practiced in south-German regions until the middle of the eighteenth century; on the other hand it already shows the subjective inspiration which distinguished it from many of the mass settings by Haydn's contemporaries.