Missa brevissima
after fragments and sketches arranged by Johann Simon Kreuzpointner
by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
4-Part - Sheet Music

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After fragments and sketches arranged by Johann Simon Kreuzpointner. Composed by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. Edited by Johann Simon Kreuzpointner. Arranged by Johann Simon Kreuzpointner. Stuttgart Urtext Edition: Mozart. Sacred vocal music, Masses, Latin, Whole church year / Omni tempore. Full score. KV. 64 pages. Duration 15 minutes. Carus Verlag #CV 51.801/00. Published by Carus Verlag (CA.5180100).

ISBN 9790007181673. Language: Latin.

When Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart returned to Salzburg in January 1779 from his journey to Paris, his luggage contained a single church music work - an unfinished Kyrie in E flat major (KV 296a) together with sketches for the Sanctus and Benedictus (KV 296c). In 2015, at the suggestion of the late Armin Kircher, Johann Simon Kreuzpointner set about compiling a five-movement setting of the mass from this material, also drawing on an unfinished cantata in E flat major (KV 429). For the orchestration and text underlay, Kreuzpointner took his cue from Mozart's church music works. With this edition Kreuzpointner, an experienced church musician and composer, created a convincing and stylistically assured work, which he tried out in several performances. The result is a concise setting of the mass, good to sing, which does not present any great difficulties for soloists, chorus, or orchestra. The title "Missa brevissima" does not come from Mozart, but was chosen because of the brevity of the mass setting with its missing Credo. It also underlines the special status of this setting of the mass.