Mass in C major, K. 66 "Dominicus"
The Missa solemnis in C major, K. 66, is a mass composed by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart in 1769. It is scored for SATB soloists, SATB choir, violins I and II, viola, 2 oboes, 2 horns, 2 clarini (high trumpets), 2 trumpets and basso continuo.
Mozart composed the mass for the ordination of Cajetan Hagenauer, son of Lorenz Hagenauer, the Mozarts' landlord and family friend. Cajetan had entered St Peter's Abbey, a Benedictine monastery, whilst the Mozarts were on their grand tour. When he became a priest in 1769, he took the name Pater Dominicus and celebrated his first solemn high mass; this gives the work its nickname, Dominicusmesse or Pater Dominicusmesse. Leopold Mozart conducted the première of the mass to a packed Jesuit Church in Salzburg; it is thought that the success of this performance led to Wolfgang's first Italian tour.
1. "Kyrie" Adagio, C major, common time
2. "Gloria" Allegro moderato, C major, 3/4
3. "Credo" Molto allegro, C major, common time
4. "Sanctus" Adagio, C major, common time
5. "Benedictus" Allegro moderato, G major, common time; soloists
6. "Agnus Dei" Allegro moderato, C major, common time
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- Missa in C K. 66: Score in the Neue Mozart-Ausgabe
- Free scores of Missa Solemnis in C major (Dominicusmesse), KV 66 in the Choral Public Domain Library (ChoralWiki)
- Mass in C major, K.66: Scores at the International Music Score Library Project