Missa Solemnis, Op.123

Ludwig Van Beethoven

Full Score - Study
Instrumentation: Soli SATB, Coro SATB, 2 Flutes, 2 Oboes, 2 Clarinets, 2 Bassoons, 4 Horns, 2 Trumpets, 3 Trombones, Timpani, 2 Violins, Viola, Cello, ContraBass, Organ
Item Number: 976-01979
Duration: 1:30:00
Publisher: Carus Verlag
Print Status: Import, 6-8 weeks to deliver


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"...my greatest and most accomplished work" - was no lesser words Beethoven himself expressed his own high regard for the Missa solemnis. From the very beginning this mass was especially close to his hear; hardly any other work occupied him so long and so intensively. Research in the fields of theology, liturgics and the history of church music from Gregorian chant via Palestrina to Bach and Handel, up to the relevant works of his direct predecessors accompanied the composition of this work. Accordingly, although of a great stylistic unity, the Missa solemnis shows that is is a compendium of the entire liturgical, sacred, religious music composed up until that time. Following the publication of Beethoven's Mass in C Major Op.86, Carus now presents the Missa solemnis in a new Urtext edition by the Beethoven scholar, Ernst Herttrich. The edition contains a foreward in German, English and French, as well ass a Critical Report in compact form with all of the pertinent information concerning the situation of the sources, the edition and readings.

Missa Solemnis

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