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January 2017

Charles Gounod, Messe Solennelle (Saint Cecilia Mass)

January 22 @ 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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W.A. Mozart, Missa Brevis in D, K 194

January 29 @ 10:00 am
Saint Agnes Church, 535 Lafond Ave
Saint Paul, MN 55103 United States
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Mass No. 9, Missa Brevis No. 4 in D Major, K 194 (1774) The Missa Brevis in D, K 194 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (b.Salzburg1756; d.Vienna1791) is a wonderful “brief mass” composed in August of 1774, when young Wolfgang was just 18 years old.  At that time he served as a musician at the Court of the Prince-Archbishop of Salzburg, where his father Leopold Mozart was the Deputy Kapellmeister.  It is one of the younger Mozart’s nine missa brevis and…

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February 2017

W.A. Mozart, Piccolomini Mass, K 258

February 5 @ 10:00 am
Saint Agnes Church, 535 Lafond Ave
Saint Paul, MN 55103 United States
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Mass No. 12, Missa Brevis No. 7 in C Major “Piccolomini”, K 258 (1776) The Piccolomini Mass by W. A. Mozart (b.Salzburg1756; d.Vienna1791) is a missa brevis (brief mass) designed to meet the time constraints required by Prince-Archbishop Count Hieronymus von Colloredo (reigned1771-1803) of Salzburg. This composition may have received its nickname from the Italian word, "piccolo" meaning "brief”, as a possible complement to the Missa Longa, K 262, composed during the same period. In the Piccolomini Mass Mozart continued to…

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W.A. Mozart, Missa Brevis in F, K 192

February 12 @ 10:00 am
Saint Agnes Church, 535 Lafond Ave
Saint Paul, MN 55103 United States
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Mass No. 6, Missa Brevis No. 3 in F Major, K 192 (1774) This Mass was composed when Wolfgang Mozart (b.Salzburg1756; d.Vienna1791) was only 18.  It was completed in Salzburg, in June of 1774, while Mozart was in the employment of Prince-Archbishop Hieronymus Graf von Colloredo. Following his enthronement as Prince-Archbishop in 1772, the Count decreed that Masses – music and all – not last more than 45 minutes. This accounts for Mozart’s designation of eight of his Masses as…

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Franz Schubert, Mass in C

February 19 @ 10:00 am
Saint Agnes Church, 535 Lafond Ave
Saint Paul, MN 55103 United States
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Franz Schubert (b.Vienna1797; d.Vienna1828) composed his Mass in C in July of 1816.  Although he was only 19 years old, this was his fourth Mass and his 452nd musical composition, according to musicologist Otto Deutsch. A second Benedictus for this Mass was added much later and cataloged by Deutsch as D 961, but it is the original Benedictus that we will hear in this morning’s presentation. By the time of his death at age 31, Schubert had written almost 1,000…

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Joseph Haydn, Heiligmesse

February 26 @ 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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April 2017

J. Rheinberger, Mass in C, Op. 169 – Easter Sunday

April 16 @ 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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Mass in B-flat by Franz Schubert

April 23 @ 10:00 am
Saint Agnes Church, 535 Lafond Ave
Saint Paul, MN 55103 United States
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Born in Vienna on January 31, 1797, Franz Peter Schubert is the most Viennese of all the classical composers of church music. He wrote six Masses: F, G, B-flat, C, A-flat and E-flat. No nicknames were given them; perhaps the Austrians had used up all their nicknames on Haydn’s Masses. Schubert’s church music compositions are small in number compared to his output of songs, symphonies, keyboard, and operatic music. He was just 18 when, in November of 1815, he began…

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Joseph Haydn, Grosse Orgelmesse

April 30 @ 10:00 am
Saint Agnes Church, 535 Lafond Ave
Saint Paul, MN 55103 United States
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April 30, 2017 @ 10:00 am (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…

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May 2017

Joseph Haydn, Mariazellermesse

May 7 @ 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 14 @ 10:00 am

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

May 21 @ 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, Spatzenmesse, K 220 (Ascension)

May 28 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 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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June 2017

W.A. Mozart, Mass in C, K 337 (Pentecost)

June 4 @ 10:00 am
Saint Agnes Church, 535 Lafond Ave
Saint Paul, MN 55103 United States
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Mass No. 17 in C Major “Missa Solemnis”, K 337 (1780)   While seldom heard in concert halls and rarely recorded, this Mass composed in 1780 by W.A. Mozart (b.Salzburg1756: d.Vienna1791) nonetheless offers lovely, joyful music appropriate for liturgical use. Although titled, Missa Solemnis, its succinctness would qualify it as a missa brevis. The Credo, which lasts less than six minutes, is the second Credo Mozart composed for this Mass. He completed about two-thirds of the first Credo, up to…

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W.A. Mozart, Trinitatis, K 167

June 11 @ 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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Franz Schubert, Mass in G (Corpus Christi)

June 18 @ 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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