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Gloria In Excelsis Deo

By Franz Schubert

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SATB choir, keyboard (SATB choir)
Composed by Franz Schubert (1797-1828). Edited by Linda Allen Anderson. Octavo. Alliance Music Publications #AMP 0121. Published by Alliance Music Publications (AN.AMP-0121).

Item Number: AN.AMP-0121

Schubert/Anderson.

GLORIA IN EXCELSIS DEO
(Glory Be to God on High)

from Mass No.2, in G D167 (1815)

performance time: approx.2:55


COMPOSER

The Austrian composer Franz Peter Schubert (January 31, 1797-November 19, 1828) is the only great Viennese master whowas born in Vienna. His schoolmaster father Ferdinand and eldest brother Ignaz, after introducing Franz to the violin and piano, quickly recognized the child's huge musical talents and sent him to the parish church for singing lessons.


During the summer of 1808, the Vienna News announced a soprano vacancy in the choir of the imperial chapel. Following Franz's impressive audition, the imperial court Kapellmeister Antonio Salieri (August 18, 1750-May 7, 1825), who had been Gluck's protege, Haydn's friend, and Mozart's rival, enrolled the eleven-year-old as an imperial chorister and student at the Konvikt. Soon Franz was also playing first violin in the orchestra, gaining conducting skills, and composing music for his family's string quartet. In 1812 Salieri assumed the task of supervising Franz's music lessons, continuing to serve as his teacher until 1817. The supreme irony of their association: Salieri disapproved of his pupil's interest in the German tied, the art form in which Schubert ultimately found his most inspired and profound expression.


Although his voice changed during the summer of 1812, Franz remained a student at the college until late in 1813, when his family persuaded him to enter a training school for elementary teachers. In 1814, having been rejected by the military because he was less than five feet tall, Franz, at the age of seventeen, became an assistant teacher in his father's school.

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