für vierstimmigen Chor mit Begleitung des Orchesters, op. 147
nach der Gesamtausgabe herausgegeben von Bernhard R. AppelLanguage: Latin
work was said not to be religious enough because of its ‘romantic rapture’ and ‘peculiarly colourful splendour of imagination’. In fact, Schumann’s mass differs from the common pattern of mass compositions with regard to form. The numerous changes and omissions in the text as well as the three-part structure of the text-heavy parts of the mass – Gloria and Credo – are often put down to the fact that Schumann was a Protestant and there-fore felt able to handle the Roman-Catholic text more freely.
Orchestra instrumentation: 2 · 2 · 2 · 2 - 2 · 2 · 3 · 0 - P. - Str.
Publisher: Schott Music
Duration: 45' 0''
Year of composition: 1852
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