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April 2018

W.A. Mozart, Spatzenmesse, K 220 (Ascension)

April 1 @ 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saint Agnes Church, 535 Lafond Ave
Saint Paul, MN 55103 United States
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Mass No. 10, Missa Brevis No. 5 in C Major “Spatzenmesse” (Sparrow Mass), K 220 (1776) The Spatzenmesse (Sparrow Mass) was composed in Salzburg by W. A. Mozart (b.1756Salzburg; d.Vienna1791) in 1776. The Mass is sometimes termed a Missa brevis et solemnis, because it is short and simple in structure as a Missa brevis, but festively scored like a Missa solemnis with brass and timpani in addition to soloists, strings and organ. It was first presented on Easter Sunday, April…

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J. Rheinberger, Mass in C

April 8 @ 10:00 am
Saint Agnes Church, 535 Lafond Ave
Saint Paul, MN 55103 United States
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Mass in C Major, Op. 169 (1892) Born in Liechtenstein, the son of the Treasurer of the Prince of Liechtenstein, Josef Rheinberger (b.1839 Vaduz; d.1901 Munich) gained recognition as an organist, composer and professor while at the Munich Conservatory.  In 1877 he obtained the rank of court conductor, a position that gave him responsibility for the music in the royal chapel of King Ludwig II of Bavaria, the “Mad King Ludwig” of Schloss Neuschwanstein fame.  He was later awarded an…

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Joseph Haydn, Harmoniemesse

April 15 @ 10:00 am
Saint Agnes Church, 535 Lafond Ave
Saint Paul, MN 55103 United States
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Mass No. 14, Missa Solemnis in B-flat Major “Harmoniemesse” (Wind-band Mass), H. XXII:14 (1802) Composed in 1802, while Joseph Haydn (b.Rohrau,1732; d.Vienna,1809), was employed by Prince Nikolaus II Esterházy (reigned 1794-1833), the Harmoniemesse is the last of Haydn’s six great Masses (Paukenmesse, Heiligmesse, Nelsonmesse, Theresienmesse, Schöpfungsmesse, and Harmoniemesse), all of which are in the Chorale’s repertoire. It follows the completion of his symphonies and belongs to the period of the composition of his oratorios, The Creation, The Seasons, and The…

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Joseph Haydn, Grosse Orgelmesse

April 22 @ 10:00 am
Saint Agnes Church, 535 Lafond Ave
Saint Paul, MN 55103 United States
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(Chorale Premier) Haydn's so-called Great Organ Solo Mass in E flat major is among those works by Joseph Haydn which early in its history enjoyed widespread dissemination. The E flat major Mass, with an unusual scoring including two English horns in the orchestra, was composed around 1770 during the first years of Haydn’s tenure as Music Director for the Court of Esterházy. Despite the readily playable, effective part for organ, employed prominently as a solo instrument in the piece, the…

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Franz Schubert, Mass in A-flat

April 29 @ 10:00 am
Saint Agnes Church, 535 Lafond Ave
Saint Paul, MN 55103 United States
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Mass No. 5 in A-flat Major for Soloists, Chorus, Orchestra & Organ (Missa Solemnis), D.678 (1822) Franz Schubert (b.Vienna1797; d.Vienna1828) began composing this Missa Solemnis in 1819 at the age of 22. He completed it in 1822 but continued to revise it, and even recomposed entire sections, until the spring of 1826. Historians are not certain if this great Mass was performed in Schubert’s lifetime, because it remained unpublished for several years after his death. But like Beethoven, Schubert’s later…

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May 2018

Joseph Haydn, Mariazellermesse

May 6 @ 10:00 am
Saint Agnes Church, 535 Lafond Ave
Saint Paul, MN 55103 United States
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Mass No. 8 in C Major: “Missa Cellensis”, “Mariazellermesse” (Mary in the Cell Mass) (H. XXII:8) (1782) Mariazell is a village in the province of Steiermark, where the Austrian national shrine, Mater Austriae, is located.  The name “Mariazell” means “Mary in the cell,” a reference to the cell of Brother Magnus, a Benedictine monk who carried a lime-tree wood statue of Mary to this site in 1157 and founded a chapel there. Ailing visitors who prayed before the statue reported…

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Charles Gounod, Messe Solennelle (Saint Cecilia Mass)

May 13 @ 10:00 am
Saint Agnes Church, 535 Lafond Ave
Saint Paul, MN 55103 United States
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Messe Solennelle de Sainte Cécile in G Major (Solemn Mass of Saint Cecilia) (1855) Composer Charles François Gounod (1818-1893) was a practicing Catholic and as a youth intended to become a priest. He eventually decided he was unsuited for the priesthood but expressed his devotion in numerous works of sacred music. After winning the Grand Prix de Rome in 1839, Gounod spent much of his time at the Sistine Chapel listening to and studying the works of sixteenth century masters.…

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Joseph Haydn, Heiligmesse (Pentecost)

May 20 @ 10:00 am
Saint Agnes Church, 535 Lafond Ave
Saint Paul, MN 55103 United States
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Mass No. 9 in B-flat Major: 'Missa Sancti Bernardi von Offida', “Heiligmesse” (“Holy Mass”), H. XXII:10 (1796) After 30 years as assistant Kapellmeister and Kapellmeister at the Esterházy Palace, Joseph Haydn (b.Rohrau,1732; d.Vienna,1809) became a musical “free agent” at age 58 when his patron, Prince Nikolaus I Esterházy “The Magnificent” (reigned 1762-1790), died and Nikolaus’ son and successor, Prince Anton Esterházy (reigned 1790–1794), disbanded the palace orchestra.  Haydn, who had no duties, but who continued to receive the Kapellmeister salary,…

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W.A. Mozart, Trinitatis, K 167 (Trinity Sunday)

May 27 @ 10:00 am
Saint Agnes Church, 535 Lafond Ave
Saint Paul, MN 55103 United States
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Mass No. 7 in C Major “Missa in honorem Sanctissimae Trinitatis” (Trinitatis Mass), K 167 (1773)   W.A. Mozart (b.Salzburg1756; d.Vienna1791) composed the Missa in honorem Sanctissimae Trinitatis (K. 167) at age 17. He dated it June 1773 and possibly intended it for Trinity Sunday, which occurred on June 6 of that year. However, British musicologist, Stanley Sadie (193-2005), as well American musicologist Neal Zaslaw (1939- ), both suggested that Mozart composed this Mass for Salzburg’s beautiful Dreifaltigkeitskirche (Trinity Church)…

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June 2018

Franz Schubert, Mass in G (Corpus Christi)

June 3 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saint Agnes Church, 535 Lafond Ave
Saint Paul, MN 55103 United States
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Mass No. 2 in G Major, D 167 (1815) With this Mass composed by Franz Schubert (b Vienna 1797; d.Vienna 1828) in 1815, we experience his gift for lyric beauty and simplicity.  Although he was only 18 years old, this was his second Mass and his 167th musical composition, as cataloged by musicologist Otto Deutsch.  By the time of his death at age 31, Schubert had written at least 998 works, including more than 600 songs.  Franz Schubert was an accomplished…

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