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Missa Sancti Henrici

By Heinrich Ignaz Franz von Biber

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SSATB vocal soli, SSATB choir, 2 clarinos/trumpets, 3 trumpets, 3 trombones, timpani, 2 violins, 3 viola, basso continuo (cello/bassoon/contrabass, organ)
Composed by Heinrich Ignaz Franz von Biber (1644-1704). Edited by Armin Kircher. Arranged by Paul Horn. This edition: Paperbound. Sacred music from Salzburg. Score available separately - see item CA.4067600. Latin Masses. Vocal score. With Language: Latin. Composed 1696. 56 pages. Published by Carus Verlag (CA.4067603).

Item Number: CA.4067603

ISBN M-007-07423-4. With Language: Latin. Latin Masses.

The Missa Sancti Henrici is a work of Biber's later years. It is one of his largest and most mature pieces of church music. With the skillful alternation of the "stile antico" and the "stile moderno," as well as the contrast between Solo and Tutti, Biber attained a structure within the individual movements rich in variety. In its original architectural conception, Salzburg Cathedral had four galleries, each with its own organ, on the piers supporting the dome at the crossing. This conception created the spatial prerequisite for double- and polychoral performance tradition on the Venetian model. Biber's magnificent sacred music brought this tradition to a point of culmination in a "colossal style" that was unique in transalpine Europe.

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