St. Thomas Choir of Leipzig - 800th Anniversary Concert with Penderecki Première

In the last decade, Krzysztof Penderecki composed a Sanctus and Benedictus for treble choir, and he has now used these movements as the basis of his Missa brevis. The new mass setting adds male voices in fitting with the structure of the German St. Thomas Choir of Leipzig, which will be celebrating its 800th anniversary with the first performance of this work on 6 January 2013.

Penderecki’s oeuvre contains many sacred works, with numerous compositions based on sections of the Catholic Mass. Nevertheless, the Missa brevis is, with the exception of his Polish Requiem, his first complete mass setting.

Krzysztof Penderecki
Missa brevis
for children's chorus and male voices a cappella (2002/2008/2012)
A commission by the Bach Archive Leipzig
I Kyrie - II Gloria - III Sanctus - IV Benedictus - V Agnus Dei

• 6 January 2013 · Leipzig
St. Thomas Church
St. Thomas Choir
Conductor Georg Christoph Biller

+ 12 January 2013 · Leipzig



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