Revised New Edition 1995 – Urtext
[solos,mix ch,orch,org] Duration: 25'
solos: STB – choir: SATB – 0.2ob. or 2clar.2 – 0.2.0.0 – timp – org – str
Until the late 20th century, Franz Schubert's most popular early mass was often performed with strings alone. However, a set of parts written by Schubert himself was discovered in the 1980s in Klosterneuburg.
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Up to now, Schuberts most popular "early mass" has often been performed with strings alone. The wind parts added to the autograph by Ferdinand Schubert at a later date were considered inauthentic. Today, over a century later, the set of parts written by Franz Schubert himself has been rediscovered in Klosterneuburg. It contains parts for trumpet and timpani which are thus clearly authorized by the composer. There is also a figured organ part, which guarantees that the continuo can now be realized without misinterpretation.
"Eine höchst interessante Variante! Das ausführliche Vorwort informiert genau über die Entstehungsgeschichte des Werkes." (RB, Musica Sacra)
"Es lohnt sich, dieses weitgehend unbekannte Werk einmal aufzuführen." (Das Liebhaberorchester)