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