Beethoven: Mass in C Major, Op. 86

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  • Composer: Ludwig van Beethoven
  • Editor: Barry Cooper
  • Instrumentation (this edition): Piano Reduction, SATB Choir, SATB Solos
  • Originally for: SATB Choir, Orchestra
  • Work: Mass in C Major, Op. 86
  • Work Language: Latin
  • ISMN: 9790006543540
  • Size: 7.5 x 10.6 inches
  • Pages: 78
  • Urtext / Critical Edition


Beethoven's sacred works include two settings of the Mass. The Mass in C Major, completed and premiered in 1807, has been unjustly described as a preliminary step towards the great Missa solemnis. Yet it is a self-contained and, for its time, decidedly modern piece of church music.