Mass in C minor, Op.54 (Spohr, Louis)

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Publisher. Info. London: Novello, Ewer & Co., n.d.(ca.1870). Plate 6715.
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Work Title Mass in C minor, Op.54
Alternative. Title Mass for five solo voices and double choir
Composer Spohr, Louis
Opus/Catalogue NumberOp./Cat. No. Op.54
Key C minor
Movements/SectionsMov'ts/Sec's 5
Year/Date of CompositionY/D of Comp. 1820-21?
First Publication. poss. 1822?
Librettist Mass (traditional)
Language Latin
Average DurationAvg. Duration 29 minutes
Composer Time PeriodComp. Period Romantic
Piece Style Romantic
Instrumentation 5 soloists, Double chorus in 10 parts (coro minore/coro maggiore) (4sop, 2alt, 2ten, 2bass), orchestra

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First published in a simplified version by C.F. Peters of Leipzig some years after its composition (Brown, Louis Spohr: A Critical Biography, page 147) - premiere also did not occur until this time, put off because of its chromatic difficulties (ibid.) (AllMusic claims publication in 1822 by contrast?)