Vesperae de Dominica, K.321 (Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus)




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5 more: 2. Confitebor • 3. Beatus vir • 4. Laudate pueri • 5. Laudate Dominum • 6. Magnificat

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Performer Pages MIT Concert Choir (ensemble)
Performers William Cutter, director
Publisher Info. MIT Concert Choir, William Cutter
Misc. Notes (from WorldCat and noted in the files- Margaret O'Keefe, soprano)
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Publisher. Info. Holograph manuscript, 1779.
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Editor Gustav Nottebohm (1817–1882)
Publisher. Info. Mozarts Werke, Serie II:
Litaneien und Vespern, No.6
Leipzig: Breitkopf & Härtel, 1880. Plate W.A.M. 321.
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Publisher. Info. Neue Mozart-Ausgabe, Serie I, Werkgruppe 2,
Vespern und Vesperpsalmen [NMA I/2/2]
Kassel: Bärenreiter-Verlag, 1959. Plate BA 4514.
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Laudate Dominum (No.5)

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General Information

Work Title Vesperae de Dominica
Alternative. Title
Name Translations Vesperae solennes de Dominica; Vesperae de Dominica (Mozart)
Name Aliases KV 321
Authorities WorldCat; Wikipedia; VIAF: 176265378; LCCN: n90609216; GND: 300111959; SELIBR: 171395; BNF: 13925654b; NLA: 36010637
Composer Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus
Opus/Catalogue NumberOp./Cat. No. K.321
I-Catalogue NumberI-Cat. No. IWM 627
Key C major
Movements/SectionsMov'ts/Sec's 6 movements:
  1. Dixit. Allegro vivace
  2. Confitebor. Allegro in E minor
  3. Beatus vir. Allegro in B major
  4. Laudate pueri. Without tempo indication, in F major
  5. Laudate Dominum. Allegro in A major
  6. Magnificat. Adagio maestoso - Allegro
Year/Date of CompositionY/D of Comp. 1779
First Publication. 1828 - Artaria
  • as "Vi Psalmen für vier Singstimmen, 2 Violinen, 2 Trompeten, Paucken, Bass & Orgel, etc."
Language Latin
Average DurationAvg. Duration 25 minutes ca.
Composer Time PeriodComp. Period Classical
Piece Style Classical
Instrumentation Voices: soprano, alto, tenor, bass; mixed chorus (SATB)
Orchestra: 2 trumpets, timpani, strings, continuo (organ)
External Links Wikipedia article
NMA score
NMA report (German)
All Music Guide

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Most of the choral movements have solos for each voice part; there are also several movements for soprano solo voice.

Partially published as "Herr auf den wir schauen etc", cantata (a potpourri containing portions of the Vespers and other works by Mozart) by Breitkopf around 1820. Then published, in an arrangement published in 1828 (according to Eisen, 2007), as "VI Psalmen"... (identity with K 321 confirmed by libraries containing this) by Artaria. Diabelli in 1833 may have been the first to publish the full score (assuming they did so and that this didn't wait until decades later - either Breitkopf or perhaps, as in some cases, Richault somewhat earlier.)