Mozart: Coronation Mass [Karajan, Wiener Philharmoniker, Wiener Singverein]

Conducted by Herbert von Karajan, the Wiener Philharmoniker (Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra) and the Wiener Singverein perform the Coronation Mass (German: Krönungsmesse) (Mass No. 15 in C major, K. 317; sometimes Mass No. 16) by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. During the High Mass celebrated by H.H. Pope John Paul II in St. Peter’s Basilica at Vatican City …

Vivaldi: Gloria RV 589 [Trevor Pinnock, The English Concert]

Conducted by Trevor Pinnock, the English Concert and Choir perform Antonio Vivaldi’s hymn Gloria in Excelsis Deo, which words date probably from the 4th Century and which is an integral part of the Ordinary of the Mass. Recorded at the Church of Santa Maria Maggiore in Rome, in December 1992.

Monteverdi: Vespro della Beata Vergine (Vespers of 1610) [John Eliot Gardiner]

Claudio Monteverdi’s Vespro della Beata Vergine (Vespers for the Blessed Virgin; SV 206 and 206a); also called Vespers of 1610. Sir John Eliot Gardiner at the Versailles Chapelle Royale with the Monteverdi Choir, the English Baroque Soloists, and the Pages du Centre de Musique Baroque de Versailles, Palace of Versailles, 2014.