Leoš Janáček: Mass E-Flat Major - Unfinished Mass (Vocal Score)

Books | SATB, Organ Accompaniment

Publisher: Bärenreiter
Composer: Léos Janácek
Format: Sheet Music | Vocal Work

Mass E-flat major "Unfinished Mass"
for SATB soloists, mixed chorus and organ

By reason of its conciseness of style, Janacek's Latin Mass from around 1907-1908 gives the impression of being an inspired sketch, rather than a finished work. In particular, the brevitv of the Agnus Dei is surprising in effect. The work has a number of striking features: its totally individual melodic and
rhythmic style, resulting from Janacek's well-known approach to word-setting; the use of rests for expressive purposes; the original use of heterophony, which here replaces traditional polyphony; and the expressively written instrumental part.

A truly worthwhile piece offering reasonably proficient amateur choirs a good introduction to modern choral repertoire.

ISBN: 9790006470990
Skill Level: Intermediate-Advanced Explain this
Published on: 01 January 1990
No of pages: 34
Language: Latin
Catalogue No: BA5421

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