Josef Gabriel Rheinberger: Mass in C major

Josef Gabriel Rheinberger

Mass in C major

op. 169, 1891

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Although Rheinberger composed a considerable repertoire of music for worship, the "Mass in C major" op. 169 for soloists, mixed chorus and orchestra published here is his sole contribution to the genre of orchestral mass. He generally treated the solo voices as an ensemble, without any single voice standing out in arioso style. The style of part-writing is also like that of the chorus, and so the solo quartet’s most important function is to provide a change in texture from the kind of sound in the tutti passages.

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Wolfgang Hochstein Personal details

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Josef Gabriel Rheinberger Personal details