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Mass in A flat major (Messe in As)

Messe in As

By Franz Schubert

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Orchestra SATB vocal soli, SATB choir, flute, 2 oboes, 2 clarinets, 2 bassoons, 2 horns, 2 trumpets, 3 trombones, timpani, 2 violins, viola, cello, contrabass, organ - Grade 3
Messe in As. Composed by Franz Schubert (1797-1828). Edited by Michael Heinemann. This edition: urtext. Stuttgart Urtext Edition: Schubert. Messe In As Rev.2000. Innovative practice aids, Sacred vocal music, Masses, Latin. Study score. D 678. Duration 50 minutes. Carus Verlag #CV 40.659/07. Published by Carus Verlag (CA.4065907).

Item Number: CA.4065907

ISBN 9790007074098. Key: A flat major. Language: Latin.

Franz Schubert's Mass in A-flat major: A work that time and again occupied the composer anew, with which he, in his words, strived towards the "highest in art" - and perhaps only wished to receive a court appointment in Vienna. His efforts to present a new, individual mass led, at any rate, to unconventional solutions (and an unusual key), a renunciation of plain acclamation, a reduction of pathos in favor of an exceptionally elaborate composition, particularly the first part - a brilliant missa solemnis for the ceremonious organization of the court church service and, at the same time, the public presentation of an ambitious composer's artistic competence. Score available separately - see item CA.4065900.

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