Mass in C major, K.257 (Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus)




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5 more: 2. Gloria • 3. Credo • 4. Sanctus • 5. Benedictus • 6. Agnus Dei

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Performer Pages Cantores Carmeli Linz (chorus)
Michael Stenov (director)
Publisher Info. Michael Stenov
Misc. Notes Live recording from the Karmelitenkirche Linz 2013
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Irishmaestro (2014/5/21)

Publisher. Info. Holograph manuscript, 1776..
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piupianissimo (2010/9/25)

Editor Franz Espagne (1828–1878)
Gustav Nottebohm (1817–1882)
Publisher. Info. Mozarts Werke, Serie I: Messen, Bd.2, No.9 (pp.1-54)
Leipzig: Breitkopf & Härtel, 1878. Plate W.A.M. 257.
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Editor Walter Senn (1904–1981)
Publisher. Info. Neue Mozart-Ausgabe, Serie I, Werkgruppe 1,
Abteilung 1: Messen und Requiem: Messen, Bd.3 [NMA I/1/Abt. 1/3] (pp.3-114)
Kassel: Bärenreiter-Verlag, 1980. Plate BA 4585.
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Carolus (2010/11/19)

Arranger Vincent Novello (1781-1861), organ reduction
Publisher. Info. Masses, with Organ Accompaniment, Vol.1
London: Novello, Ewer & Co., n.d.(ca.1860).
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General Information

Work Title Missa in C
Alternative. Title Credomesse ; Credo Mass ; Mass No.10
Name Translations Messe in C-Dur KV 257; Missa brevis n.º 11 en do mayor, K. 257; Messa in do maggiore K 257; Mass in C major, K. 257 "Credo"; Missa brevis núm. 11; Credo Mass; Messe en ut majeur K. 257
Name Aliases Credomesse; Credo-Messe; Spaur-Messe; Misa «Credo»; Misa Credo
Authorities WorldCat; Wikipedia; VIAF: 177018447; LCCN: n84002055; GND: 300109598; BNF: 13935655w; NLA: 35134546; BNE: XX3385451
Composer Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus
Opus/Catalogue NumberOp./Cat. No. K.257
I-Catalogue NumberI-Cat. No. IWM 288
Key C major
Movements/SectionsMov'ts/Sec's 6 sections:
I. Kyrie
II. Gloria
III. Credo
IV. Sanctus
V. Benedictus
VI. Agnus Dei
Year/Date of CompositionY/D of Comp. 1776–77
First Publication. 1800?
Language Latin
Average DurationAvg. Duration 20 minutes
Composer Time PeriodComp. Period Classical
Piece Style Classical
Instrumentation Voices: soprano, alto, tenor, bass; mixed chorus (SATB)
Orchestra: 2 oboes, [bassoon], 2 clarini (C), 3 trombones (colla parte), timpani, strings (no viola), continuo (organ)
External Links Wikipedia article
NMA score
NMA score (sketches toward the mass)
NMA report (German)

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NMA online gives "between 1775 and 1777", but there may be more recent scholarship. Several but not all of the movements (and with the Credo incomplete...) published in score by Breitkopf by 1803 (see NMA report, p. c/12 et seq.)

Masses by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart