Missa brevis in C major, K.259 (Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus)



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Irishmaestro (2014/5/21)

Publisher. Info. Holograph manuscript, 1776.
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piupianissimo (2010/9/25)

Editor Franz Espagne (1828–1878)
Gustav Nottebohm (1817–1882)
Publisher. Info. Wolfgang Amadeus Mozarts Werke, Serie I: Messen, Bd.2, No.11 (pp.89-118)
Leipzig: Breitkopf & Härtel, 1878. Plate W.A.M. 259.
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Editor Walter Senn (1904-1981)
Publisher. Info. Neue Mozart-Ausgabe, Serie I, Werkgruppe 1,
Abteilung 1: Messen und Requiem: Messen, Bd.3
[NMA I/1/Abt. 1/3] (pp.195-264)
Kassel: Bärenreiter-Verlag, 1980. Plate BA 4585.
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Arranger Vincent Novello (1781-1861), reduction
Publisher. Info. Masses, with Organ Accompaniment, Vol.1
London: Novello, Ewer & Co., n.d.(ca.1860).
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Arranger Carl Rouland (1865-1935), reduction
Publisher. Info. Augsburg: Anton Böhm, n.d.
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Editor Julian Shortman
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Misc. Notes *Bars 1-61 of Benedictus absent
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General Information

Work Title Missa brevis in C
Alternative. Title Orgelsolo-Messe ; Organ Solo Mass ; Mass No.12
Composer Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus
Opus/Catalogue NumberOp./Cat. No. K.259
Key C major
Movements/SectionsMov'ts/Sec's 6 sections
I. Kyrie
II. Gloria
III. Credo
IV. Sanctus
V. Benedictus
VI. Agnus Dei
Year/Date of CompositionY/D of Comp. 1776? (however see NMA)
First Publication. 1815 ca. (in extract) or before

1822 ca.? by Novello (vocal score)

Language Latin
Composer Time PeriodComp. Period Classical
Piece Style Classical
Instrumentation Voices: soprano, alto, tenor, bass; mixed chorus (SATB)
Orchestra: 2 oboes, [bassoon], 2 clarini (C), 3 trombones (colla parte), timpani, strings (no viola), continuo (organ)
External Links Wikipedia article
NMA score
NMA report (German)

Misc. Comments

NMA score differs from 1878 score greatly, e.g. in the entry of three trombones at bar 5 in the former.

First published by Lotter of Augsburg? (Date not given by NMA) or by Böhm? May have been published ca.1822 by Novello in vocal score.

Breitkopf published ca.1815 a cantata ("Herr auf den wir schauen") using music extracted from this mass and other works by Mozart, arranged.

Masses by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart