August Söderman (1832−1876)

Katolsk Messa
Missa Solemnis

1. Kyrie
2. Gloria
3. Credo
4. Offertorium
5. Sanctus
6. Benedictus
7. Agnus Dei

  • Year of composition: 17 March 1875 according to the autograph
  • Work category: Mixed choir with solo voice(s) and orchestra
  • First performed: The Royal Opera in Stockholm, 1 April 1877, the Royal Court Orchestra and choir from the Royal Opera, conducted by Ludvig Norman. Soloists: Fredrika Stenhammar, Theresia Saxenberg, Viktor Dahlgren and Anders Willman.
  • Duration: 42 min

Instrumentation

4**.2.3*.2 / 4.3.3.1 / timp / str
(2 picc, bass clar)
NB 1: 2 piccolo flutes only in Gloria and Agnus Dei, otherwise only 2 flutes
NB 2: Bass clarinet only in the Offertorium, otherwise only 2 clarinets

Solo voices/choir

Solo voices: 1 soprano, 1 alto, 1 tenor, 1 bass
Mixed choir: S.A.T.B.

Examples of printed editions

Piano reduction (of the entire work): Musikaliska konstföreningen, Stockholm 1881
Offertorium (score): Abr. Hirsch (ca 1890?)
Full score, orchestral parts and piano reduction: Edition Levande Musikarv, Stockholm 2015

Location for score and part material

Statens musik- och teaterbibliotek

  • Location autograph: Musik- och teaterbiblioteket

Description of work

1. Kyrie C minor 4/4 (C)
2. Gloria: Allegro C minor 4/4 (C)
3. Credo: Andante C minor alla breve
4. Offertorium: Lento G major 9/8
5. Sanctus: Andante F major 4/4 (C)
6. Benedictus: Lento F major 3/2
7. Agnus Dei: Allegro moderato C major 4/4 (C)