SATB vocal soli, SATB choir, orchestra (Soprano Voice Solo, Alto Voice Solo, Tenor Voice Solo, Bass Voice Solo, SATB Choir , 2 Fl, 2 Ob, 2 clarinet, 2 bassoon, 2 Hn, 2 Trp, timpani, 2 Violin, Viola, Cello, Double Bass, Org)
Composed by Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827). Edited by Barry Cooper. Arranged by Andrea Campora. This edition: urtext edition. Paperback. Barenreiter Urtext. Vocal score. Opus 86. Duration 25 minutes. Baerenreiter Verlag #BA09039-90. Published by Baerenreiter Verlag (BA.BA09039-90).
Item Number: BA.BA09039-90
ISBN 9790006543540. 27 x 19 cm inches. Key: C major. Language: Latin, Text Language: Latin.
Beethoven's sacred works include two settings of the Mass. TheMass in C major, completed and premiered in 1807, has been unjustly described as a preliminary step towards the greatMissa solemnis. Yet it is a self-contained and, for its time, decidedly modern piece of church music.
Drawing on the rich body of sources, Beethoven specialist Barry Cooper suggests practical solutions to the work's musical and interpretative problems. His deep study of the sources convinced him to include a fully realized organ part in the score, just as Beethoven envisioned it for the first printed edition. As stated in the sources, the parts for the soloists and choir are notated on joint staves to demonstrate that the soloists are also to sing the choral passages.
Rounding off this Urtext edition are a Foreword on the work's genesis and a detailed Critical Commentary.
* Score with realization of the organ part
* Bilingual Foreword (Eng/Ger) and Critical Commentary (Eng) in the score
* Idiomatic piano reduction