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Mass in G Major

Erstausgabe nach den Klosterneuburger Stimmen

By Franz Schubert

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Orchestra STB vocal soli, SATB choir, [2 trumpets, timpani], 2 violins, viola, cello/contrabass, organ - Level 3
Erstausgabe nach den Klosterneuburger Stimmen. Composed by Franz Schubert (1797-1828). Edited by Bernhard Paul. This edition: urtext. Stuttgart Urtext Edition: Stuttgart Schubert Edition. Messe In G-Dur (Klosterneuburg). Innovative practice aids, Sacred vocal music, Masses, Latin. Study score. D 167. 88 pages. Duration 25 minutes. Carus Verlag #CV 40.675/07. Published by Carus Verlag (CA.4067507).

Item Number: CA.4067507

ISBN 9790007085636. Key: G major. Language: Latin.

Franz Schubert's Mass in G major is one of the most popular settings of the mass ordinary: the charming song-like melodic writing, especially in the "Kyrie" and the "Credo", forms a magical counterpoint to more concertante passages in the "Gloria" and the "Sanctus". For a long time it was thought that Schubert's final version was scored for purely string orchestra, whilst a version with wind, brass, and timpani was thought to be an expanded orchestration by his brother Ferdinand Schubert. However, since the mid-1990s it has been known that the parts for trumpets and timpani were additionally composed by Franz Schubert himself for use "ad libitum". The present edition offers this "Klosterneuburg Version" - with trumpets and timpani ad libitum, but without Ferdinand's wind parts - in an Urtext edition reflecting Schubert's own intended orchestration. This work is available in carus music, the choir app! Score available separately - see item CA.4067500.

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