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Exsultate, jubilate

Solomotette zum Dreifaltigkeitsfest oder zu Weihnachten

By Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

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Soprano voice solo, 2 oboes (2 flutes), 2 horns, 2 violins, viola, cello/bassoon/contrabass, organ
Solomotette zum Dreifaltigkeitsfest oder zu Weihnachten. Composed by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791). Edited by Wolfgang Hochstein. This edition: urtext. Stuttgart Urtext Edition: Mozart. Score available separately - see item CA.4076700. Trinity, Christmas, Praise and thanks, Feasts of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Hymns in praise of the Virgin Mary. Vocal score. Composed 1773. KV 165 (158a). 20 pages. Duration 17 minutes. Published by Carus Verlag (CA.4076703).

Item Number: CA.4076703

ISBN M-007-08499-8. Key: F-dur (f major). Language: Latin.

A good six years following its first performance in Milan (1773) a second version of Exsultate, jubilate was completed for a performance on Trinity Sunday in 1779. It has survived in a manuscript from Salzburg. This "Salzburg version," which was discovered in 1978, differs from the "Milan version" primarily through the use of flutes instead of oboes and also through the use of two different texts for the first aria. In the first version the text refers to Christmas, whereas in the second version it refers to the festival of Trinity. Mozart's autograph of the Milan version had been thought to be missing since the second world war and it has only been accessible in the Biblioteka Jagiellonska in Krakow for a little over a decade. The present new critical edition by Wolfgang Hochstein is the first which could be based on both versions.

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