Schubert Mass in G major

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Oratorio March 30, 2011 Morgan MacNeill Schubert Mass in G major, No. 2, D. 167 Franz Schubert's second setting of the Latin mass—the now-famous Mass in G major for soloists, chorus, string orchestra, and organ, D. 167—was unpublished and completely unknown during Schubert's lifetime. When the mass was finally published in 1846 it was not Schubert's but rather the composer Robert Führer's which appeared on the title page! History was quick to correct the fraudulency, however, and the mass has since achieved a degree of popularity only bested in Schubert's catalog of sacred music by the final Mass in E flat major. Schubert wrote the G major Mass between March 2 and March 7, 1815, probably to be performed at his family's church in Lichtenthal. The six sung portions of the Mass Ordinary—Kyrie, Gloria, Credo, Sanctus, Benedictus, and Agnus Dei—are all present; each is set with great brevity, but without hastiness. The mass is scored for soprano, tenor, and bass soloists, mixed chorus, strings, and organ; some years later Schubert added parts for trumpets and timpani. The soprano solos suggest that the work had been written partly with the talents of Therese Grob in mind. The young soprano, daughter of neighbors of
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