This Marian litany is the first of four litanies which Mozart composed in Salzburg between 1771 and 1776. Because of its simple scoring it can be assumed that it was intended for Marian devotions in the small court chapel of Schloss Mirabell. After his first journey to Italy, Mozart adapted the stile moderno in this work, turning away from the contrapuntal church music style. The choral writing, mainly in homophonic declamatory style, contrasts with the arioso solo parts. In the Agnus Dei there is a dramatic change: in the Miserere the chorus suddenly drops from a constant forte to an almost mystical piano.
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Performers: Kaia Urb (soprano), Ave Moor (alto), Tiit Kogermann (tenore), Uku Joller (basso) – Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir, Tallinn Chamber Orchestra – Tõnu Kaljuste
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Soloist - soprano
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Soloist - alto
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Soloist - tenor
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Soloist - bass
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Piano reduction by
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