SATB vocal soli, SATB choir, 2 oboes, 2 trumpets, timpani, 2 violins, viola, cello, basso continuo
Composed by Michael Haydn (1737-1806). Edited by Charles H. Sherman. This edition: urtext. Stuttgart Urtext Edition: Johann Michael Haydn. German title: Missa Sti Francisci Seraphici MH 826. Latin Masses. Full score. Composed 1803. MH 826. 168 pages. Duration 45 minutes. Published by Carus Verlag (CA.5032900).
Item Number: CA.5032900
ISBN M-007-10729-1. Key: D-dur (d major). Language: Latin.
Johann Michael Haydn worked for over 40 years at the Court of the Prince Bishop in Salzburg, in whose employment he composed most of his music. However, the Missa sub titulo Sancti Francisci Seraphici was composed in 1803 on commission from the Viennese Imperial Court, on the occasion of the name day of Emperor Franz I. Two years previously, his wife Empress Marie Theresia had already commissioned a large Mass with a gradual, an offertory and a Te Deum on the occasion of her own name day (Missa sub titulo Sanctae Theresiae, 50.328). Both Masses are impressive because of their size and their unusually large instrumental forces.