Mass No.6 in G major (Schuster, Joseph)

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Publisher. Info. Manuscript, 1772–73
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Misc. Notes SBB suggests CC-NC redistribution so long as link to workpage is provided, I think (but this is not an option we have really, as this is no one's idea of a new composition). converted to Black&white and saved as high quality jpgs at 850 px.
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General Information

Work Title Mass No.6 in G major
Alternative. Title Messe für 4 Stimmen, Coro, Orchester in G-dur
Composer Schuster, Joseph
Key G major
Movements/SectionsMov'ts/Sec's 6 sections
  1. Kyrie eleison (G major, Largo - Andante)
  2. Gloria in excelsis (Allegro con spirito in D major)
  3. Credo in unum deum (Allegro)
  4. Offertorium (Allegro con spirito)
  5. Sanctus & Benedictus (Andante) (Benedictus scored for oboe, violin, viola, soprano and organ)
  6. Agnus Dei (Andante)
Year/Date of CompositionY/D of Comp. 1772 August–1773 June
Librettist Mass Ordinary (traditional) plus Offertorium
Language Latin
Composer Time PeriodComp. Period Classical
Piece Style Classical
Instrumentation 4 Solo voices, chorus, oboe, bassoons, horns, trumpets, timpani, organ, strings, basso continuo
External Links RISM 212003727 (parts (excerpts) at SLUB, Dresden)

Misc. Comments

Worldcat, at least, notes no mention I have found of Masses in G major by Schuster (this one, anyway) in editions older or newer, nor recordings either. (Correction now- others in other keys, mostly also in manuscript, yes- but none in G, not even this one which Worldcat doesn't seem to see at all...) SBB does have a score of another, his Mass No.1 in D minor, from slightly earlier (1768). Some religious music of his has been published in modern editions (a Stabat Mater in 2001, for example. With that in mind I will look again at Worldcat and some other sources to be doubly sure that this has not seen modern publication; for if it had a performance in Schuster's own time it would probably not have been a public one. Though perhaps so- this was post-Telemann, after all, and Telemann can be given part of the credit for in some sense inventing the modern public concert, I think, a little while before this mass was written... ) A few masses and mass movements by Schuster are at various other libraries.- Schissel (update: RISM lists several others in G.)