Soprano solo voice, tenor solo voice, bass solo voice, SATB choir, organ
Composed by Robert Schumann. Arranged by Zsigmond Szathmary. Choir & Organ. With solo parts. Sacred vocal music, Masses, Latin. Choral Score. Op. 147. 24 pages. Carus Verlag #CV 40.687/05. Published by Carus Verlag (CA.4068705).
Item Number: CA.4068705
ISBN 9790007130794. Key: C minor. Language: Latin.
According to statements by the composer, the Missa sacra is suitable for both "worship services, as well as for concerts," and at the same time it is "not difficult to perform." The expressive harmonies, precise use of counterpoint and its concise themes show that the Missa sacra is a highly romantic work which belongs among the great masterpieces of 19th century sacred music. Following a performance in 1861 Clara Schumann wrote to Johannes Brahms: "The Kyrie is deeply moving, and as if cast from one mold; in the Sanctus individual movements had such a wonderful sonorous effect that chills ran down my spine." For the present edition Zsigmond Szathmary has made a new arrangement for organ of the original orchestra accompaniment. Additional editions in the Series Choir & Organ.