A feature common to both compositions as well as to the dixit et magnificat k. Missa brevis is considered to be one of the most performed. This is mozarts shortest setting of the order of mass, and his only missa brevis set in a minor key. Igp 45 key f ionian mode movementssections movtssecs. The ailey production had its first performance tuesday night, and was danced by the same cast last night. I chose this recording because i especially wanted palestrinas missa papae marcelli, which i understand was often performed at papal coronations. Scott villard missa brevis a 3 for atb 2012, 2016 1. There is strictly speaking no such thing as a missa brevis. In 1955, while in the midst of working on a musical version of voltaires candide with the distinguished american playwright lillian hellman, leonard bernstein composed french and latin choruses as incidental music to the play the lark adapted by miss hellman from the original french version by jean anouilh.
A live recording of the sanctus from the missa brevis capella regalis by anthony caesar b. To me, the sanctus of this mass has exactly that special quality of pathos needed in the liturgy on this day. This recording of palestrinas missa brevis is also available on our speciallypriced double album the tallis scholars sing palestrina. Files cleaned originally zoltan kodaly missa brevis. Regarding the word brevis, any mass can be made into a brevis mass simply take out some movements. His first major projects came via glyndebourne, including his breakthrough commission, the opera flight, for. Jonathan dove studied composition with robin holloway at cambridge and worked as a freelance repetiteur, animateur and arranger. Missa brevis is a mass written by giovanni pierluigi da palestrina first published in 1570 in palestrinas third book of masses and has been reprinted several times since. All the movements are quiet reflective settings that can be sung individually but are best performed together. The jose limon dance company performs an excerpt of missa brevis june 8, 2011.
Here is a clickable table of the available midi files for this work these files are based on some nwc files downloaded from. Ilm 19 key f major yeardate of composition yd of comp. These are two of the most beautiful masses composed. Missa brevis in g major, kv 49 wolfgang amadeus mozart. The missa brevis first appeared in palestrinas third book of masses 1570 and in all probability was written about the year 1558. Missa brevis for soloists, chorus details allmusic. Palestrina s missa brevis is often compared to the missa papae marcelli, his most famous free mass. Missa brevis pacem literally a short mass for peace was commissioned by the national school band association, and received its first. Cambridge and worked as a freelance repetiteur, animateur and arranger. Soprano kyrie gloria quoniam tu solus sanctus credo pater omnipotentem soprano i credo pater omnipotentem soprano ii et incarnatus et resurrexit sanctus soprano i sanctus soprano ii benedictus soprano i benedictus soprano ii agnus soprano i. A noteworthy feature is the use made in the credo of a melodic figure later to assume massive proportions in the jupiter symphony k. The mass was composed for a fortyhour vigil held in the kollegienkirche church at the. Missa rex genitor for ttb or ssa there is a video there you can listen to a sample. Missa brevis pro serveto is composed in seven movements.
Benedict, compliment the overall ethos of the mass. The missa brevis by leonard bernstein is a musical setting of parts of the mass ordinary in latin for a mixed a cappella choir with countertenor solo and percussion. Missa brevis palestrina, giovanni pierluigi da imslp. This missa brevis is suited well for a liturgical service and equally for a concert performance. Since the drama was about the trial of joan of arc, mr. There is an interesting performance of this work with orchestra, in the sunoco performance theater at whitaker center for science and the arts, harrisburg, pa on youtube starting here here is a clickable table of the available midi files for this work my thanks to dennis drews, of choraltech, who lent me his midi files to play with. The library of congress is providing access to these materials for educational and research purposes. The vocal lines are fluid, and the ranges are conservative making. Edtion may be freely distributed, duplicated, performed or recorded. Missa brevis 1958 alvin ailey american dance theater. Haydn credo sanctus benedictus benedictus choral excerpt only agnus dei alto kyrie gloria original version by j. Missa brevis by mcneil robinson vocal score sheet music.
Jose limon created this beautiful and emotional ballet after hearing zoltan kodalys missa brevis in tempore belli, a score written at the end of world war ii. Missa brevis wolfgang plagge opus 107 for male quartet durata 8. Missa brevis in d minor, kv 65, no2 completed on the 14th of january 1769. Coupling this mass with palestrinas missa brevis was a bonus. The title can be misleading as missa brevis is commonly a short mass. Files cleaned jan12 giovanni palestrina missa brevis. Wonderful ensemble sounds abound and the accompaniment provides active support.
There are four of the five traditional mass movements kyrie, gloria, credo, and sanctus divided into sanctus and benedictus, with the agnus dei omitted. Satb choir and organ sheet music book by mcneil robinson. In both pieces, the composer executed an elegantly coherent musical plan despite the absence of preexistent structure both pieces also share music. The thematic origin of this mass is not entirely understood. Zoltan kodaly missa brevis for solo voices, choir and organ.
Kodalys missa brevis is probably the best known item although it isnt exactly staple fare, a thoroughly beautiful, almost otherworldly work, profound and mysterious, soaring and almost shimmering in its wonderful, always imaginative textures. It was originally scored for string orchestra with organ continuo, four soloists and fourpart chorus. The ballets backdrop is reminiscent of the scene in which kodalys score first premiereda bombedout church in budapest. There are indications that it could be based on a theme from audi filia, a mass by claude joudimal 15101572. The fourvoiced missa brevis from his third book of masses 1570 provides an excellent example. Despite its title, palestrinas famous missa brevis. Cuesized accidentals and cautionary accidentals are editorial. From mozarts missa brevis in f, patrick liebergen brings us this very performable edition. Jonathan dove studied composition with robin holloway at. Limons moving choreography celebrates the human spirit overcoming hardships. M661040637 contents missa brevis wolfgang plagge opus 107 1 1.365 998 83 256 1160 530 1420 1063 991 580 854 213 758 637 1215 859 783 718 1322 1353 949 464 1251 1238 417 1502 977 130 545 307 550 1026 880 232 800 867 293 204 66