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Mass in C major, Op.86

By Ludwig van Beethoven

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Choir and piano solo voices, chorus, keyboard
Composed by Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827). Edited by Karel Torvik. Arranged by Carl Reinecke. This edition: Paperback. Choral, Mass, Liturgical, Transcriptions, Original Works. Romantic Period; German, Sacred/Hymns. Vocal score (Reinecke-Torvik). With Text Language: Latin. Composed 1807. Duration 50 minutes. Serenissima #19764. Published by Serenissima (SA.19764).

Item Number: SA.19764

ISBN 9781932419764. 9.5 x 12.5 inches.

Commissioned by Price Esterhazy, the patron of his teacher Joseph Haydn, Beethoven's first major choral mass with orchestral accompaniment was generally dismissed as an inferior work by both patron and audience at the first performance in Eisenstadt on 13 September 1807. Later audiences nevertheless came to appreciate Beethoven's masterful contrapuntal writing, which are a precursor to his towering Missa Solemnis composed 15 years later. This newly engraved vocal score features a superb piano reduction by Carl Reinecke and has been thoroughly edited and reviewed by Karel Torvik. The A4 size is ideal for vocalists, choruses and rehearsal pianists alike.

  • 1. Kyrie 
  • 2. Gloria 
  • 3. Credo 
  • 4. Sanctus 
  • [Benedictus] 
  • 5. Agnus Dei 

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