SATB vocal soli, SATB choir, 2 violins, basso continuo, [3 trombones]
Composed by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791). Arranged by Paul Horn. This edition: urtext. Stuttgart Urtext Edition: Mozart. Score available separately - see item CA.4005400. Litanies, Feasts of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Hymns in praise of the Virgin Mary. Vocal score. Composed 1771. KV 109 (74e). 20 pages. Duration 11 minutes. Published by Carus Verlag (CA.4005403).
Item Number: CA.4005403
ISBN M-007-05928-6. Key: B-dur (b-flat major). Language: Latin.
This Litany of the Blessed Virgin Mary is the first and most straightforward of four litanies which Mozart composed from 1771 to 1776 in Salzburg. Its light instrumental scoring - only the "church trio"" of two violins and continuo, with trombones used merely to reinforce the choir - suggest that this piece was intended for Marian devotions in the small Court Chapel of Schloss Mirabell.