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Mass for 16 voices (Missa a 16 voci)

By Carl Friedrich Christian Fasch

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ST vocal soli, SATB choir/SATB/SATB/SATB, organ
Composed by Carl Friedrich Christian Fasch. Edited by Ryan Kelly. This edition: Paperbound. Sacred vocal music, Mass, latin. Sacred vocal music, Masses, Latin. Score. FWV. 112 pages. Duration 23 minutes. Carus Verlag #CV 27.083/00. Published by Carus Verlag (CA.2708300).

Item Number: CA.2708300

ISBN M-007-14521-7. Language: Latin.

Carl Friedrich Christian Fasch's Mass in 16 parts is remarkable for more than its unusual scoring. Inspired by the Italian church music style of Orazio Benevoli, it was composed in 1783 for the "Berliner Sing-Akademie", and revised by Fasch several times throughout his life in order to adapt the score to the vocal capabilities of his ensemble. The composer destroyed all earlier compositions, which probably contributed to the legendary fame which this mass has enjoyed since the 19th century. The mass was, however, only published in 1839 - around four decades after Fasch's death. The present edition is based on the version contained in the first printed edition. In addition to modern music notation, extensive performance materials (two choral scores, separate organ part) facilitate the rehearsal of this challenging work.

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