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Theresienmesse in B

Missa in B

By Franz Joseph Haydn

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Orchestra SATB vocal soli, SATB choir, 2 clarinets, 2 clarino/trumpet, timpani, 2 violin, viola, basso continuo, [bassoon]
Missa in B. Composed by Franz Joseph Haydn (1732-1809). Edited by Wolfgang Hochstein. This edition: urtext. Stuttgart Urtext Edition: Joseph Haydn, Sacred vocal music. Haydn: Theresienmesse In B Xxii:12. Innovative practice aids, Sacred vocal music, Masses, Latin. Study score. Hob. XXII:12. 192 pages. Duration 40 minutes. Carus Verlag #CV 40.610/07. Published by Carus Verlag (CA.4061007).

Item Number: CA.4061007

ISBN 9790007092870. Key: B flat major. Language: Latin.

The Mass in B flat major by Joseph Haydn is known under the name "Theresienmesse." The reason for this epithet has to this day not been clarified, but it could have to do with a performance of another Mass in Vienna in May 1800, probably in the presence of the Empress Marie Therese. Compared with Haydn's last two masses and the large oratorios, the relatively modest orchestral scoring of the Theresienmesse is notable (for two clarinets, two trumpets with timpani, strings and organ continuo). Thus the Mass is also easily performable in those churches where music programs have only modest means at their disposal - and at the same they can have this treasure from the late Viennese classical period. This work is now available in carus music, the choir app! Score available separately - see item CA.4061000.

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