Mass in F major, K. 192

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Missa brevis in F major
Mass by W. A. Mozart
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Motif of the Credo
Key F major
Catalogue K. 192/186f
Composed 1774 (1774): Salzburg
Movements 6
Vocal SATB choir and soloists
Instrumental orchestra and organ

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart's Missa brevis in F major, K. 192 (186f), was completed in Salzburg, on 24 June 1774. It is scored for SATB soloists, SATB choir, 2 trumpets (which Mozart added later), 3 trombones, 2 violins, bass, organ. AMA I/1 No. 6, NMA I:1/1/ii

The Credo of this mass features the "Do-Re-Fa-Mi" motif from the hymn Lucis creator,[1] which Mozart later used as the main theme to the final of his Jupiter Symphony.[2] Due to its repetition of this theme, it is classed as a Credo Mass;[3] it is often known as the Kleine (small) Credo Mass to distinguish it from the Great Credo Mass, K. 257.[4]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Sisman, Elaine, Mozart: The 'Jupiter' Symphony, p. 35, Cambridge University Press (1993).
  2. ^ Heartz, Daniel, Mozart, Haydn and Early Beethoven 1781-1802, p. 212-215, Norton (2009), ISBN 978-0-393-06634-0
  3. ^ Stauffer, George B. (2003). Bach - The Mass in B Minor: The Great Catholic Mass. p. 103. 
  4. ^ Shrock, Dennis (2009). Choral Repertoire. p. 380. 

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