Schubert: Mass in G Major, D 167

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    1. Composer: Franz Schubert
    2. Instrumentation: SATB Choir, STB Solos, Piano Reduction
    3. Work Language: Latin
    4. ISMN: 979-000708937-5
    5. Size: 7.5 x 10.6 inches
    6. Pages: 40
    7. Urtext / Critical Edition

    Franz Schubert's Mass in G major is one of the most popular settings of the mass ordinary: the charming song-like melodic writing, especially in the Kyrie and the Credo, forms a magical counterpoint to more concertante passages in the Gloria and the Sanctus. For a long time it was thought that Schubert's final version was scored for purely string orchestra, whilst a version with wind, brass, and timpani was thought to be an expanded orchestration by his brother Ferdinand Schubert. However, since the mid-1990s it has been known that the parts for trumpets and timpani were additionally composed by Franz Schubert himself for use "ad libitum". The present edition offers this "Klosterneuburg Version" – with trumpets and timpani ad libitum, but without Ferdinand's wind parts – in an Urtext edition reflecting Schubert's own intended orchestration.