It is very likely that the Mass was composed for the Easter service at Salzburg Cathedral in 1779. Immediately after Mozart’s death, it became the preferred composition for services at imperial and royal coronations and thanksgiving services. The symphonic elements are characteristic of this mass. Solo voices and choir are very clearly separated from each other.
For the Vokal Consort, the young women’s chamber choir of the Berlin Girls’ Choir, the rehearsal of Heribert Breuer’s arrangement for women’s choir represents a particularly appealing task.
W. A. Mozart
“Ave verum Corpus” KV 618
Horn Concerto Es-Dur KV 447
Missa in C “Coronation Mass” KV 317
Arrangement for women’s choir by Heribert Breuer
Vokal Consort – Berlin Girls Choir
Schöneberger Kammerorchester (SKO)
Caspar Sotin, Horn
Direction: Sabine Wüsthoff