Missa Solennis, S.9 (Liszt, Franz)



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Funper (2007/10/17)

Language Latin
Publisher. Info. Leipzig: J. Schuberth, n.d.[1871]. Plate 4843.
Reprinted Unidentified Publisher, n.d.
Misc. Notes Clearly a reprint of some kind...
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Funper (2010/7/12)

Editor Arthur Mees (1850-1923)
Publisher. Info. New York: G. Schirmer, 1909. Plate 20989.
Misc. Notes A version of this was uploaded by Sibley in 2021.
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Arrangements and Transcriptions

For Piano 4 hands (Mosonyi)

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Caprotti (2013/7/22)

Arranger Mihály Mosonyi
Publisher. Info. Wien/Pesth: I.N. Dunkl/Rózsavölgyi, n.d.[1865]. Plate I.N.D. 1.
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For Piano solo (Stradal)

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Astrakanen (2014/8/7)

Arranger August Stradal (1860-1930)
Publisher. Info. Leipzig: Schuberth & Co., n.d.[1901]. Plate 7294.
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Free Recordings

I. Kyrie
II. Gloria
III. Credo
IV. Sanctus
V. Benedictus
VI. Agnus Dei Performances by Kodály Kórus Debrecen, Kodály Filharmonikusok, with Bődi Kármen soprano, Mester Viktória alto, Szerekován János tenor, Rezsnyák Róbert bass, Pad Zoltán directing, Bartók Hall, Debrecen, 17 November 2011, as uploaded to the orchestra (Kodály Filharmonikusok)'s YouTube channel Javascript is required to submit files.

General Information

Work Title Missa Solennis
Alternative. Title Missa solennis zur Einweihung der Basilika in Gran (Graner Mass)
Composer Liszt, Franz
Opus/Catalogue NumberOp./Cat. No. S.9 ; LW.I2
I-Catalogue NumberI-Cat. No. IFL 261
Movements/SectionsMov'ts/Sec's 6 sections
  1. Kyrie (Andante solenne)
  2. Gloria (Allegro non troppo)
  3. Credo (Andante maestoso, risoluto)
  4. Sanctus (Andante solenne)
  5. Benedictus (Andante con pletià)
  6. Agnus Dei (Adagio non troppo)
Year/Date of CompositionY/D of Comp. 1855–58
First Performance. 1856-08-31 in Esztergom
First Publication. 1859
Language Latin
Average DurationAvg. Duration 58 minutes
Composer Time PeriodComp. Period Romantic
Piece Style Romantic
Instrumentation Soprano, Alto, Tenor, Bass soloists, Mixed Chorus (SATB) + Orchestra
External Links Wikipedia article (Hungarian)

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Version History

  • Composed for solo voices, mixed chorus and orchestra, 1855–58 (= S.9), for the inauguration of the basilica at Gran
Published 1859 by the Imperial Printing House (Vienna)

There is another version besides:

"Liszt sent his mass as a present to Pope Pius IX in 1859, just after the publication of the score in the hope that his composition could be performed also in St. Peters Basilica. In St Peter’s Basilica however it was not allowed to perform orchestral masses. For the planned Vatican performance Salvatore Meluzzi, the maestro of the Cappella Giulia the choir of the Basilica, was requested to transcribe an organ version of the mass with accompaniment of cello and contrabass, according to demands of the place." - quoted from http://www.fondazioneistitutoliszt.it/zuszanna-domokos-the-vatican-edition-of-liszts-graner-messe/

(A version of the mass - reduced by Joseph Ács for similar chamber forces - was published in 2007. It seems Meluzzi's reduction remains unpublished. Liszt and Meluzzi met in 1861, so it might be regarded as authorized?)