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Missa Sancti Josephi, ZWV 14

By Jan Dismas Zelenka

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Soli SATB Voices, SATB Choir, 2 Fl, 2 Ob, 2 Cor, 2 Tr, Timp, 2 Vl, Va, Bc
Composed by Jan Dismas Zelenka (1679-1745). Edited by Wolfgang Horn. Sacred vocal music, Masses, Latin. Sacred vocal music, Masses, Latin. Choral Score. ZWV 14. 28 pages. Duration 38 minutes. Carus Verlag #CV 27.082/05. Published by Carus Verlag (CA.2708205).

Item Number: CA.2708205

ISBN 9790007241971. Language: Latin.

Jan Dismas Zelenka's "Missa Sancti Josephi" occupies a key position among his circa twenty large masses. In this mass, probably composed in 1732 for a feast of a Saint (thus, without a Credo), for the first time the composer took up the operatic style of Johann Adolf Hasse - the latter had first performed his opera "Cleofide" in Dresden in 1731. Zelenka's unmistakable individuality created a completely independent work with great technical demands which in many details presages the important masses among his late works. The sole source for the first edition of this mass, published here for the first time, is a considerably damaged autograph score which. It is preserved in the Sachsische Landes- und Universitatsbibliothek Dresden. For the Carus edition the experienced Zelenka scholar Wolfgang Horn has expertly reconstructed the missing passages. Score available separately - see item CA.2708200.

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