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Beethoven: Missa Solemnis in D Major, Op. 123

February 20th, 2011 by Ellen Hurley on Ellen Hurley's Blog · No Comments · Uncategorized

So, Beethoven composed Missa Solemnis over the course of a few years…1819 – 1823. Beethoven had also recently gone deaf, so it was a bit more of a challenge for him. It has a rather large instrumentation, especially in relation to older masses.
The Kyrie has a call and response going on between all the sections [...]

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