W.A. Mozart: Missa in C major K.337 (Missa solemnis) (Vocal Score)

Books | Choral, Orchestra

Publisher: Bärenreiter
Format: Sheet Music | Vocal Work

Mozart composed the Mass in C K.337 about one year after the Coronation Mass K. 317; "nel Marzo 1780 in Salisburgo" he wrote on the first page of his original score. And just as was the case with K.317, this work, together with a new church sonata (K. 336/336), will have been intended for the Easter High Mass in Salzburg Cathedral. The formal instrumentation of the score with oboes, solo bassoon, trumpets and timpani (but without horns) only serves to strengthen such a supposition.

What is striking about the work is the rigorously contrapuntal Benedictus, which forms a stark contrast to the similarly unusual Agnus Dei, in which a solo organ alternating with the concertante wind instruments (oboe and bassoon) provides a framework for the coloratura-rich part of the solo soprano.

  • Urtext of the “New Mozart Edition”
  • Ideal for church services and concert performances
  • Full score & performance material (BA4881) and vocal score (BA4881-90) for sale
  • ISBN: 9790006458639
    Skill Level: Advanced Explain this
    Published on: 07 March 1991
    Language: Latin
    Catalogue No: BA4881A

          Musicroom Reviews

          Not much point in commenting on the music from a score when recordings are available - it's not well-known, but worth a hearing. From the singers point of view I compared this score with the Breitkopf editon and found 2 very minor differences. Otherwise the Breitkopf has larger size clefs and notes and consequently takes more pages. Some may consider this a disadvantage. The Bahrenreiter is perfectly readable for normal sight.
          Anonymous - (Wembley, United Kingdom)