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Beethoven’s Missa Solemnis in D Major, Op. 123 (Kyrie, Gloria, Credo)

February 19th, 2011 by Shihui on Shihui Yin's Blog · No Comments · Uncategorized

The Missa Solemnis is certainly one of  Beethoven’s master works in his late period. Actually, this composition is always regarded as a symphony but not the sacred music. In some ways, this composition is entirely special and unique — only Beethoven has the talent and inspiration to handle the boundary between the ancient music form and his [...]

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Beethoven: Missa Solemnis in D, Op. 123 – Kyrie, Gloria, Credo

by Karolyn Byers on Karolyn Byers's Blog · No Comments · Uncategorized

Beethoven’s Missa Solemnis in D is orchestrated much like the fourth movement of his ninth symphony. There is heavy orchestration with the use of much brass and an overall very thick texture in larger areas. Beethoven also decided to use low brass such as a trombone section, which he didn’t include in his compositions [...]

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