Mozart: Coronation Mass

Posted on Feb 2, 2008

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Coronation Mass

Saturday, February 2, 2008
Also on the program: short works performed by the Durham All-County High School Chorus

Program notes by Donald Teeters (The Boston Cecilia)

Program notes from the Aylesbury Choral Society (British Choirs on the Net)

Mass text and translations (ChoralWiki – Choral Public Domain Library)

CD Recordings

(some with links to buy MP3 recordings)

Stephen Cleobury, Choir of King’s College, Cambridge, English Chamber Orchestra, Decca Eclipse (1983)
Recording info. at Decca
Recording info. at Amazon.com

Christopher Hogwood, Winchester Cathedral Choir, Academy of Ancient Music, L’oiseau-Lyre/Decca (1993)
Recording info. at Amazon.com
Recording info. at Decca

Ton Koopman, Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra and Choir, Erato (1993)
Recording info. at Amazon.com
Recording info. at Warner Classics

Neville Marriner, Schola Cantorum of Oxford, Academy of St Martin in the Fields, Decca Eloquence (1970s)
Recording info. at Amazon.com
Recording info. at ArkivMusic

Peter Neumann, Cologne Chamber Choir, Collegium Cartusianum, Virgin Classics (1989)
recording info. at Amazon.com
recording info. at Virgin Classics

Trevor Pinnock, The English Concert & Choir, Archiv Produktion (1994)
recording info. at Amazon.com
recording info. at Deutsche Grammophon

Peter Schreier, Leipzig Rundfunkchor, Staatskapelle Dresden, Philips (1982–92)
recording info. at Philips
recording info. at CD Universe
recording info. at Rhapsody.com (free downloads available)

CD Reviews

by Terry Barfoot at MusicWeb (Marriner)

by Robert Hugill at MusicWeb (Neumann)

by Michael Jameson at Classics Today (Schreier)

by ? at Classical Budget CDs in Holland (Neumann, Cleobury)

Composer’s Biography

The MozartForum (with many Mozart-related links)

From Grove Concise Dictionary of Music (Classical Music Pages)

The Mozart Project (chronology & family tree)


Works to be performed by the Durham All-County High School Chorus:

Followers of the lamb Shaker tune, arr. Philip Dietterich
Even when God is silent Michael Horvit
Kyrie eleison (Missa Dominicalis) Tomas Luis de Victoria
Sing unto God (Judas Maccabaeus) George Frideric Handel
The lark in the morn English folksong, arr. Randall Thompson
Adieu, sweet Amaryllis John Wilbye
I’ll build a stairway to Paradise George Gershwin, arr. Robert Page
Ride on, King Jesus spiritual, arr. Robert DeCormier

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