Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s Great Mass in C minor, K. 427/417a. Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra & Monteverdi Choir, Conducted by John Eliot Gardiner. Nobel Prize Concert, 2008.

Mozart Mass in C minor K.427 Gardiner. Monteverdi Choir & Eric Ericson Chamber Choir & Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra
Miah Persson soprano, Ann Hallenberg mezzo-soprano, Helge Rønning tenor, Peter Mattei bass
Nobel Prize Concert 2008

Mozart’s Great Mass – Structure

Mozart’s Great Mass is incomplete, missing the Credo movements following the aria Et incarnatus est (the orchestration of the only two surviving Credo movements being incomplete) and all of the Agnus Dei. The Sanctus and the Benedictus are partially lost and require editorial reconstructions.

Kyrie:

  • Kyrie: chorus and soprano

Gloria:

  • Gloria in excelsis Deo: chorus
  • Laudamus te: soprano
  • Gratias agimus tibi; chorus
  • Domine Deus: sopranos I and II
  • Qui tollis: double choir
  • Quoniam tu solus: sopranos I and II
  • Jesu Christe: chorus
  • C. Sancto Spiritu: chorus

Credo:

  • Credo in unum Deum: chorus
  • Et incarnatus est: soprano I

Sanctus:

  • Sanctus: double choir
  • Benedictus qui venit: quartet and double chorus

Soloists

  • Miah Persson: soprano
  • Ann Hallenberg: alto
  • Helge Rønning: tenor
  • Peter Mattei: bass

Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra & Monteverdi Choir
Conducted by John Eliot Gardiner

Great Mass in C minor (German: Große Messe in c-Moll), K. 427/417a, is the common name of the last musical setting of the mass by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. He composed it in Vienna in 1782 and 1783, when he was no longer a church musician of the Salzburg Cathedral.

The first performance took place in Salzburg on Sunday 26 October 1783 (the twentieth Sunday after Pentecost). Mozart had moved to Vienna in 1781, but was paying a visit to his home town in the company of Constanze, who had not yet met his father or his sister (Nannerl).

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