Mass in A major (Schuster, Joseph)

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Fynnjamin (2011/7/9)

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Publisher. Info. Manuscript, 1793.
Copyright
Misc. Notes The second file is dated May 1793 at the end (and while still possibly copyist manuscript, I'm not sure? Maybe autograph after all, at least for the second file...)
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General Information

Work Title Mass in A major
Alternative. Title
Composer Schuster, Joseph
Key A major
Year/Date of CompositionY/D of Comp. 1793?
Language Latin, Ancient Greek (Kyrie)
Composer Time PeriodComp. Period Classical
Piece Style Classical
Instrumentation SATB, orchestra (flutes, oboes, bassoons, horns in D, trumpets in D, timpani, strings), organ

Misc. Comments

RISM also notes an autograph incomplete mass in A by Schuster from 1782 (ms. at Dresden) and another (perhaps from 1782?) that is complete (ms. copy at Boston Public Library).

Organ is specified, though only its bass and continuo-chords are given. However, arbitrary "continuo" instruments are not granted latitude by the composer. There seem to be hints in the vocal parts that some parts are to be taken solo (e.g. the Christe middle section of the Kyrie, "a 4 Soli"), and some as chorus, so perhaps a choral, not a solo performance is envisioned after all.