Missa pastoralis bohemica
SATB vocal soli, SATB choir, flute, 2 clarinets, 2 horns, trumpet, timpani, 2 violins, viola, cello/contrabass, organ - Level 2
Bohmische Hirtenmesse. Composed by Jakub Jan Ryba (1765-1815). Edited by Milan Kuna. This edition: Paperbound. German title: Bohmische Hirtenmesse 1788. German Masses, Latin Masses, Christmas. Full score. With Language: Czech/German. Duration 37 minutes. Published by Carus Verlag (CA.4067800).
Item Number: CA.4067800
Freely rhymed Mass settings; available either in German or Czech. The Bohemian Christmas masses are a typical product from the end of the 18th century. Jan Jakub Ryba's Pastoral Mass from 1796 is a prototype of this genre. It was set in Czechoslovakian and filled with a conscious simple, folk-like musicality, which every villager in Ryba's time could understand. Correspondingly, Ryba's work became so popular that in the course of time-according to Milan Kuna, the editor of the Mass-"it was felt to be a symbol of Czechoslovakian Christmas." In addition to the original text the music also includes a German singing text.