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Mass in E flat major (Messe in Es)

Cantus Missae

By Josef Gabriel Rheinberger

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SATB/SATB choir - Level 4
Cantus Missae. Composed by Josef Gabriel Rheinberger. Edited by Gunter Graulich. German title: Missa In Es (Cantus Missae). Innovative practice aids, Sacred vocal music, Masses, Latin. Choral Score. Composed 1878. Op. 109. Duration 24 minutes. Carus Verlag #CV 50.109/05. Published by Carus Verlag (CA.5010905).

Item Number: CA.5010905

ISBN 9790007079550. Key: E flat major. Language: Latin.

According to Otto Ursprung, Cantus missae is the "most beautiful, pure vocal music of the 19th century". This is Rheinberger's only Mass written for double choir. It obtains its special character through the use of compositional techniques of ancient classical vocal polyphony, which are combined with functional harmony and expressive, songlike voice-leading. Rheinberger was honored for this Mass with the Gregorius Medal in 1879 by Pope Leo XIII. This work is now available in carus music, the choir app! Score available separately - see item CA.5010900.

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