Messe (Hindemith, Paul)

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Sheet Music


PDF scanned by Sallen112
Sallen112 (2014/7/13)

Editor First edition
Publisher. Info. Mainz: B. Schott's Söhne, No.5410, 1963. Plate 41030.
Misc. Notes 600 dpi. There are a lot of markings that had to be erased. Some markings are still there from the scan.
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General Information

Work Title Mass
Alternative. Title Messe für gemischten Chor a cappella
Composer Hindemith, Paul
Movements/SectionsMov'ts/Sec's 6 movements
1. Kyrie
Sehr Ruhig (Eighth-note.png = 88)
2. Gloria
Breit Bewegt (= 152)
3. Credo
Mäßig schnell, kräftig (Half note.png = 96) - Langsam (Half note.png = 66) - Noch langsamer (Half note.png = 56) -
Sehr langsam (Half note.png = 52) - Wie zuerst (Half note.png = 96) - Langsam und verklärt (Half note.png = 72)
4. Sanctus
Sehr breit und majestätisch (Half note.png = 44) - Schnell aber gewichtig (Half note.png ‧ = 66)
5. Benedictus (nach Art eines Faux Bourdon)
Leicht bewegt (Eighth-note.png = 88) - langsamer - Lebhaft (Half note.png = 120)
6. Agnus Dei
Ruhig, wie im Kyrie (Eighth-note.png = 88) - Langsamer (Eighth-note.png = 80)
Year/Date of CompositionY/D of Comp. 1963 August 21st-September 6th
First Performance. 1963-11-12 in Vienna, Piaristenkirche
Wiener Kammerchor, Paul Hindemith (conductor)
First Publication. 1963
Librettist Composer
Language Latin
Dedication Für Herrn Prof. Dr. Hans Gillesberger und seinen Wiener Kammerchor
Average DurationAvg. Duration 20 minutes
Composer Time PeriodComp. Period Modern
Piece Style Modern
Instrumentation mixed chorus (SATB)
External Links Hindemith Foundation

Misc. Comments

I believe this is the last major work Hindemith composed, performed and published just before his death in December of 1963. -Sallen112