Tag Archives: Coronation Mass

W.A. Mozart: Agnus Dei (Coronation Mass in C-major K317): San Pietro Basilica, Roma

Herbert von Karajan conducts The Vienna Philharmonic and The Vienna Singverein
Soprano: Kathleen Battle
Altus: Trudeliese Schmidt
Tenor: Gösta Winbergh
Bass: Ferruccio Furlanetto

The Krönungsmesse (German for Coronation Mass) (Mass No. 15 in C major, KV 317; sometimes Mass No. 16), composed in 1779, is one of the most popular of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart‘s 17 extant settings of the Ordinary of the Mass. This setting, like the majority of Mozart’s mass settings, is a Missa brevis, or short mass (as opposed to the more formal Solemn Masses or High Masses, known as Missae solemnes). (continue reading at: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Coronation_Mass_(Mozart)
I first heard this sublime music at my church, Sr. Joseph Cathedral in Bucharest (Ro. Catedrala Sfantul Iosif din Bucuresti), in the interpretation of the elite of Romanian musicians.