Gioachino Rossini: Messa di Rimini

Gioachino Rossini

Messa di Rimini



Gioachino Rossini’s operatic works are framed by the composition of church music. In his youth he grew up surrounded by sacred music and through this music gained his first experience as a composer, which included learning how to write for the voice. Musically, he took stock of the wisdom he gained in his later years by composing key works such as Stabat Mater and Petite Messe solennelle. The Missa di Rimini belongs to Rossini’s first creative period and was composed in 1809 for the local cathedral. It is a Kyrie – Gloria Mass in which the Gloria, in accordance with the Italian tradition is extended and divided in ten numbers. The Mass is characterized by the joy of making music and offers both soloists and choir rewarding, if not difficult musical tasks. The compositional demands of the Mass are demonstrated also by the presence of extended instrumental passages in the work.


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Giachino Rossini:  Messa di Rimini

Dating from 1809, when Rossini was 17, this is one of a number of sacred vocal pieces now largely forgotten. It takes the form of an unusual Missa brevis, having only a Kyrie and a Gloria, but these two movements are large-scale ones, with the latter having eight submovements. The musical style is a pleasant mixture of late Classic elements predating Rossini's evolution to the mature style of his Stabat Mater and Petite Messe solonnelle, both harking from later decades; it even continues the Baroque tradition of a figured bass part. Although the music is fairly straightforward, it is rich in melodic beauty and tonal interest.

Quelle: The American Organist 3/1998, S. 80


Giachino Rossini: Messa die Rimini 1809

In jüngster Zeit ist eine recht umfangreiche Werkgruppe von „musica sacra” bei dem eher als Opernkomponist bekannten Rossini aufgetaucht. So gibt es nicht weniger als 9 Messvertonungen (oder Messsatzvertonungen) aus den Jahren 1808 bis 1863 (Petite messe solennelle). Die vorliegende Messa die Rimini aus dem Jahre 1809 ist eine „Messa die Gloria“, vertont also nur Kyrie und Gloria. Das Werk scheint mir eine echte Entdeckung zu sein. Schwungvoll frische Musik zeigt Rossini bei seiner Suche nach seinem persönlichen Kompositionsstil. Da die kleine Besetzung auch „finanztechnisch“ gut zu realisieren ist, wird sie sicher viele Liebhaber finden. Liturgisch ist das 45-minütige Werk allerdings schwer einzuordnen, im Konzert wird es wohl eher seinen rechten Platz finden als im Gottesdienst. Ein überaus informatives Vorwort rundet diese sorgfältige Edition ab.

Quelle: Kirchenmusik im Bistum Limburg 2/2000, S. 37