Soprano voice solo, SATB choir, 2 violins, cello/contrabass, organ - Level 2
Little organ mass. Composed by Franz Joseph Haydn (1732-1809). Edited by Willi Schulze. This edition: Paperbound. Carus sheet music series: Vocal scores XL. German title: Haydn: Kleine Orgelsolomesse In B Xxii:7. Innovative practice aids, Sacred vocal music, Missa brevis in Latin. Full score. Composed circa 1778 (terminus ante quem). Hob. XXII:7. Duration 20 minutes. Carus Verlag #CV 40.600/00. Published by Carus Verlag (CA.4060000).
Item Number: CA.4060000
ISBN 9790007072773. Key: B flat major. Language: Latin.
With the Missa Sancti Nicolai and the Missa Sancti Joannis de Deo, his last to "missae breves", Haydn also achieved masterworks in this category, and during his lifetime they numbered among his most popular works. This so called Little Organ Solo Mass has never been accused of being unsuitable for church use despite the text stratification in the Gloria and Credo. Inspite of the unusual brevity of the Gloria (31 bars), the text setting still shows musical differentation. The strength of the composition lies in its expressive ability to force the listener under its spell with magic power. The full score contains at the same time the organ part.