Miserere in C minor ZWV 57
by Jan Dismas Zelenka
4-Part - Sheet Music

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Chorus (with soloists) and orchestra (solo: S - choir: SATB - - - str - bc)

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Urtext. Composed by Jan Dismas Zelenka. Edited by Matthias Hutzel and Thomas Kphlhaase. Arranged by Wolfgang (Cont.) Horn. Choir; stapled. Partitur-Bibliothek (Score Library).

The Miserere in C minor ZWV 57 is one of the late works of the Bohemian composer Jan Dismas Zelenka, it was the only one to be reprised in Dresden's Hofkirche after his death.

Baroque period. Full score. 64 pages. Duration 18'. Breitkopf and Haertel #PB 5594. Published by Breitkopf and Haertel (BR.PB-5594).

ISBN 9790004214046. 10 x 12.5 inches.

Very Expressive, Please! Jan Dismas Zelenka's musical setting of Psalm 50, Miserere mei Deus," was presumably intended for the 1738 Holy Week. Thus, the composition is situated chronologically between the Missa Sanctissimae Trinitatis (1736)* and the Missa votiva (1739), two compositions from the cycle of Zelenka's five late masses, considered the culmination of his sacred-music work. Strong contrasts are a conspicuous stylistic feature of the Miserere c-moll, which Zelenka moderates by embedding them within the entire work's cyclic arch form. The score and parts of this new edition are based on volume 108 of the series "Das Erbe deutscher Musik," which was comprehensively revised by Wolfgang Horn in 2018, especially the preface and the critical report. ""Zelenka's artistic personality, his biography and his compositional style are utterly distinctive. His style is highly experimental. Was Zelenka really one of the greatest composers of the 18th century, or only one of the most interesting? I think that he still has several surprises for us."" (Schweizerische Musikzeitung)""Zelenka's Masses - fine specimens of Baroque choral literature, some parts of which are set even more colorfully than in the corresponding compositions by Bach."" (Die Welt)".