Missa Votiva

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The Missa Votiva is a mass composed by the Czech Baroque composer Jan Dismas Zelenka in 1739, Dresden. The Missa Votiva is about seventy minutes long, and its twenty parts range from forty-five seconds to over seven minutes in length.[1][2]

Most of the composition is very festive and played with vivacity, the last movement being set to the tune of the first and many of the other arias being in a major key. Zelenka scored this work for a standard Baroque orchestra of strings, woodwinds and brass instruments, with the choral parts sung by a choir featuring several soloists who sing their own arias besides the parts for the whole choir. Even though a mass, the work is regarded as a highly complex musical composition, featuring "polyphonic formality" as well as operatic expression.[3]


  1. Kyrie
  2. Christe eleison
  3. Kyrie 2
  4. Kyrie 3
  5. Gloria
  6. Gratias agimus tibi
  7. Qui tollis
  8. Qui sedes
  9. Quoniam to solus sanctus
  10. Cum Sancto Spiritu 1
  11. Cum Sancto Spiritu 2
  12. Credo
  13. Et incarnatus est
  14. Crucifixus
  15. Et resurrexit
  16. Sanctus
  17. Benedictus
  18. Osanna in excelsis
  19. Agnus Dei
  20. Dona nobis pacem


  1. ^ Manheim, James. "Collegium 1704 / Collegium Vocale 1704 / Václav Luks Zelenka: Missa Votiva ZWV 18". All Music. Retrieved 23 August 2013.
  2. ^ Vernier, David. "Zelenka: Missa votiva/Bernius". Classics Today. Retrieved 23 August 2013.
  3. ^ Manheim, James. "Frieder Bernius / Kammerchor Stuttgart / Stuttgart Baroque Orchestra Jan Dismas Zelenka: Missa votiva ZWV 18". All Music. Retrieved 23 August 2013.