SATB vocal soli, SATB choir, 2 violins, cello/contrabass, organ, [3 trombones] - Level 2
Missa pastoralis in G KV 140. Composed by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791). Arranged by Willi Schulze. This edition: urtext. Stuttgart Urtext Edition: Mozart. Score available separately - see item CA.4062300. Missa brevis in Latin. Vocal score. Composed circa 1773. KV 140 (235d). 36 pages. Duration 17 minutes. Published by Carus Verlag (CA.4062303).
Item Number: CA.4062303
ISBN M-007-08436-3. Key: G-dur (g major). Language: Latin.
The G major mass of Mozart followed a very special type of mass pattern, namely, that of the "Missa pastoralis". In Mozart's time it was a widespread type of mass, especially in Bohemia and Italy, in which melodies and rhythms like those familiar from pastoral Christmas music were frequently found. The themes in this type of mass are song-like and often make use of folksongs or references to well-known tunes.