The unusually portato tempo of the Kyrie might be a reference to Haydn's work, and the dotted rhythm of the first choir passage in Haydn's mass is echoed by a like passage in Schubert's music. In autumn of , Schubert's brother Ferdinand wrote from Pressburg after having visited Hainburg, the town where Joseph Haydn had studied music with his cousin: ' The former invited me to his service taking place on the following Sunday, the fourth day of my stay.
And when I asked him what mass he would be doing, he replied: a very beautiful one, by a popular and famous composer, but I just cannot remember the name right now. And now, what mass was it? If you had just been with me, I know you would have enjoyed this too, for it was your B flat Mass!
About Chandos About Us Chandos Records is one of the world's premier classical music record companies, best known for its ground breaking search for neglected musical gems. Contact Careers. Kyrie Kyrie eleison. Andante - Allegro ma non troppo Symphony No. Deryck Cooke - 3. It remained unpublished for decades after Schubert's death but during the last century countless listeners and musicians have come to agree with Schubert that it is a remarkable work. Brahms A German Requiem, op.
In , he wrote in a letter to his parents that he never"forced [himself] to prayer". Nevertheless, he wrote almost 39 works of sacred music showing anything but cool distance.
One sometimes has the impression as if Schubert attempted to give his personal piety and his individual faith an equally personal space in his works of sacred music. The Mass in A flat major is among the most difficult compositions of masses Schubert has written. The demands on the choir are extraordinary, but if it finds the composer's winding paths and follows his ideas of sound to the last detail, then the result is an unrivalled and brilliant vocal work. Schubert contrasts this mass not only with his early works, but also with the appropriate masses written by contemporaries, thus placing himself in line with the great masses by Haydn and Mozart.
In some way, he even exceeds this and dares visions of sound alien to Haydn and Mozart. Schubert achieves extraordinary effects in the highly artificial refinement of the folk song, for example, and similarly in the dramatically charged opposition of simple solo song and majestic, full choir sound. While building upon the foundation of the A flat Mass, it integrates with remarkable success the symphonic organization of Beethoven with Schubert's seemingly limitless melodic and harmonic invention.
Although more compact than that in the Gloria of D. Schubert's tendency towards mediantic half-closures, for example, is found not only in the 'in excelsis' but also in the further course of the music. The fugue 'Cum Sancto Spiritu' also remains in the corresponding harmonic limbo.
Schubert is looking for increasingly more complicated links of the melodious and the motif material as if he intended to put his own tortuous thoughts into music, and find a solution by displaying them. The vehemence he employs to put his thoughts, and, inevitably, also his feelings to music forces the listeners to at least adopt an emotional stance. They are asked to follow Schubert's thoughts, and to continue along the lines of their thinking and feeling.
Credo: Credo track 3. Credo: Et incarnatus est track 3. Sanctus: Sanctus track 4. Sanctus: Osanna track 4. Sanctus: Benedictus track 5. Sanctus: Osanna track 5. Agnus Dei: Agnus Dei track 6.
Mass No.5, D (Schubert, Franz) .. Kyrie eleison (Andante con moto) (A-flat major) II. Gloria Gloria, in excelsis Deo (Allegro maestoso e vivace) (E major). Mass No. 5 in A-flat major, D , is a mass composed by Franz Schubert, completed in There is no record of a performance during Schubert's lifetime. It is scored for soprano, alto, tenor and bass soloists, SATB choir with divisi, violin I and II, viola, flute, 2 oboes, 2 clarinets, 2 bassoons, 2 horns Kyrie, Andante con moto, A-flat major, cut common time; Gloria, Allegro.
Agnus Dei: Dona nobis pacem track 6. Agnus Dei: Cum sancto track 6.
Agnus Dei: Osanna track 6. CD 2 recorded in: Dresden , Sachsen , Germany tracks 1—6. Theo Adam German classical bass-baritone tracks 5—6. Ingeborg Springer tracks 5—6. Helen Donath soprano tracks 3, 5—6. Hans-Joachim Rotzsch conductor track 3. Peter Schreier tenor tracks 3, 5—6.
Gloria track 2. Credo track 3. Sanctus track 4. Benedictus track 5. Agnus Dei track 6. No cover art available. Franz Schubert. Dresden , Sachsen , Germany tracks 1—6. Kyrie track 1 Mass no. Gloria: Gloria in excelsis Deo track 2 Mass no. Gloria: Gratias agimus track 2 Mass no. Gloria: Domine Deus track 2 Mass no. Credo: Et resurrexit track 3 Mass no.
Gloria: Quoniam tu solus sanctus track 2 Mass no. Gloria: Cum sancto spiritu track 2 Mass no.
Credo: Credo track 3 Mass no. Credo: Et incarnatus est track 3 Mass no.