Polish Mass in A minor (Moniuszko, Stanisław)

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Publisher. Info. Warsaw: Gebethner i Wolff, n.d. Plate G. 520 W.
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Misc. Notes Muzyka kościelna Stanisława Moniuszki, No.9.
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Work Title Polish Mass in A minor
Alternative. Title Msza swięta na dwa głosy z towarzyszeniem organów
Composer Moniuszko, Stanisław
Key A minor
Movements/SectionsMov'ts/Sec's 9 sections
I. Kyrie. Panie nasz, Panie zmiłuj się (Lento)
II. Gloria. Chwała na wysokości (Allegro)
III. Graduale. Hołd Ci i dziękczynienia (Moderato)
IV. Credo. Wierzmy w Ciebie (Moderato)
V. Offertorium. W miłości serca (Moderato)
VI. Sanctus. Chwała Najwyżczemu! (Non troppo lento)
VII. Benedictus. Błogosław nam (Andante)
VIII. Agnus Dei. Panie nasz Zbawco (Andantino)
IX. Benedictio. Boże błogosław ludowi (Maestoso)
Year/Date of CompositionY/D of Comp. 1856 ca.
First Performance. 1857 or earlier
Librettist Antoni Edward Odyniec (1804-1885) - not specified in the score, but mentioned by composer in a letter.
Language Polish
Composer Time PeriodComp. Period Romantic
Piece Style Romantic
Instrumentation female chorus (SSAA), organ

Misc. Comments

  • Solos: S in Offertorium and Sanctus; SA in Benedictus and Agnus.
  • Composition date and librettist from DUX 0720. This mass is mentioned in 2 Moniuszko's letters: 1856 (November 21) letter to Adam Kirkor and 1857 (April) letter to Jozef Sikorski. Performed in Vilnius (St. John's church) on 1857 Good Friday.
  • The text is nearly the same as in Moniuszko's Polish Mass in E minor, so there is no doubt it was written by Odyniec.