Orchestra SATB vocal soli, SATB choir, 2 clarinos/trumpets, timpani, 2 violins, basso continuo, [2 oboes, 3 trombones] - Grade 3
SKU: CA.4062719 Spaur Mass
. Composed by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. Edited by Bernhard Janz. Arranged by Volker Blumenthaler. This edition: urtext. Stuttgart Urtext Edition: Mozart. German title: Missa In C Kv 258 (Spaur-Messe) Rev.2003. Sacred vocal music, Masses, Latin. Set of Orchestra Parts. Composed circa 1775-1777. KV 258. Duration 20 minutes. Carus Verlag #CV 40.627/19. Published by Carus Verlag (CA.4062719).
ISBN 9790007133375. Key: C major. Language: Latin.
The relatively unspectacular nature of the Spaur Mass may be one of the reasons for the fact that writers on music generally refer to it only as a peripheral work, a little sister of Mozart's "important" church works. With regard to scoring, the Spaur Mass belongs to the category of the "missa solemnis," but its brevity and its stylistic character belong far more to the "missa brevis." Unlike the Organ Solo Mass KV 259, here the soloistic element - both instrumental and vocal - is clearly integrated to the background in favour of the development of the whole ensemble. Score and parts available separately - see item CA.4062700.