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Missa pastoralis in C

in Nativitate Domini in nocte

By Jakub Jan Ryba

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SATB vocal soli, SATB choir, bassoon, clarino/trumpet, 2 violins, basso continuo - Level 4
In Nativitate Domini in nocte. Composed by Jakub Jan Ryba (1765-1815). Edited by Karlheinz Ostermann. Arranged by Paul Horn. This edition: Paperbound. Score available separately - see item CA.4068300. Latin Masses. Vocal score. Composed 1808. 24 pages. Duration 16 minutes. Published by Carus Verlag (CA.4068303).

Item Number: CA.4068303

ISBN M-007-09050-0. Key: C-dur (c major). Language: Latin.

The "Missa pastoralis in C", published here for the first time, dates from about 1808. It belongs to a cycle of sacred pieces, a "Cursus sacro-harmonicus," which Ryba planned as Ordinarium and Proprium settings for all the Sundays and feast days of the church year. The "Missa pastoralis in C" is a pastoral Mass for the matutinal service at Christmas. As in the "Missa Pastoralis in B flat", in this Mass Ryba makes use of concertante instruments: clarino and a bassoon, an instrument seldom employed solistically in a Mass, but which gives this work a unique character.

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