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Missa C major, KV 317 'Coronation Mass'

By Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

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Singing voice, SATB choir, orchestra (Soprano Voice Solo, Alto Voice Solo, Tenor Voice Solo, Bass Voice Solo, SATB Choir , 2 Ob, 2 Hn, 2 Trp, 3trombone, timpani, 2 V, Bassi(Vc, double bass, bassoon), Org) - Level 3
Composed by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791). Edited by Monika Holl. This edition: urtext edition. Paperback. Barenreiter Urtext. Messen, Klassik (Masses, Classical). Score. K. 317. 142 pages. Duration 25 minutes. Baerenreiter Verlag #BA04880. Published by Baerenreiter Verlag (BA.BA04880).

Item Number: BA.BA04880

ISBN 9790006458493. 31 x 24.3 cm inches. Key: C major.

In January 1779 Mozart started his new position as court organist in Salzburg which entailed the composition of numerous sacred works. The autograph of hisMissa in C majorK. 317 - known as theCoronation Masssince the 19th century - was datedli 23 marzo 1779. This was noted in the composer's hand at the beginning of theKyrie. Possible dates of the premiere can be deduced from the dates of the Easter holidays in 1779 so it would have been either on 4 or 5 April.

Mozart probably wanted to showcase his musical skills with the composition of the mass, the scale and instrumentation of which is very grandiose and not at all modest.

The nicknameCoronation Massrefers to various coronation ceremonies after Mozart's death during which the work was performed. However, the legend that the mass was composed for the occasion of a remembrance celebration for the crowning of the image of the Virgin at Maria Plain outside of Salzburg is still being told today.

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