Dittersdorf: Missa solemnis in C Major

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    • Composer: Carl Ditters von Dittersdorf
    • Format: Vocal Score
    • Instrumentation (this edition): SATB Choir, SATB Solos, Organ Reduction
    • Originally for: SATB Choir, Orchestra, SATB Solos
    • Work Language: Latin
    • ISMN: 979-000702266-2
    • Size: 7.5 x 10.6 inches
    • Pages: 80

    Of the 19 Masses by Dittersdorf which have been handed down, the present Mass, which is being published for the first time, enjoyed a special popularity during the composer's lifetime and it was even performed for the coronation of emperor Franz II in the Frankfurt Cathedral. This solemn, prestigious Mass shows evidence of choral movements in traditional contrapuntal church style as well solo parts with a modern, cantabile character. in addition, the Gloria includes a lengthy virtuosic violin solo, which also lends the work a concertante character (Dittersdorf was a professional violinist).