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




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Performer Pages Cantores Carmeli Linz (chorus)
Michael Stenov (director)
Publisher Info. Michael Stenov
Misc. Notes Live recording from the Karmelitenkirche Linz 2017
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Performer Pages Ursula Buckel (soprano)
John van Kesteren (tenor)
Regensburger Domspatzen (chorus)
Franz Lehrndorfer (organ)
Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra (orchestra)
Theobald Schrems (conductor)
Publisher Info. Deutsche Grammophon, 1964. 136 398.
Performers Wonako Nagano (alto); Jens Flottan (bass)
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Publisher. Info. Holograph manuscript, n.d.(ca.1775-77)
Misc. Notes dated 1776 but the authenticity of this date, and whether it applies to every movement of the score, etc.- in doubt; see notes to NMA, linked below.
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Editor Franz Espagne (1828–1878)
Gustav Nottebohm (1817–1882)
Publisher. Info. 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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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
Name Translations Missa brevis in do maggiore K 259; Missa Brevis No. 8; Missa brevis núm. 8; Missa brevis n.º 8; Missa brevis in C-Dur KV 259; Missa brevis n° 8 en ut majeur K. 259
Name Aliases K 259; K. 259; Organ solo mass; Orgelsolomesse
Authorities WorldCat; Wikipedia; VIAF: 186088297; LCCN: no88002901; GND: 30010961X; SELIBR: 169970; BNF: 139356567; NLA: 35980501
Composer Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus
Opus/Catalogue NumberOp./Cat. No. K.259
I-Catalogue NumberI-Cat. No. IWM 331
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 which has between 1775-77)
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)

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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