Missa in C · KV 317: Coronation Mass
Of the sacred works that Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart composed in Salzburg probably none is as well known or as popular as the Mass in C, K. 317, which even as early as the 19th century was already popularly referred to as the “Coronation Mass”. Although the autograph can be unequivocally dated on the basis of evidence surrounding the composition of the work and its first performance, one nevertheless holds only too gladly to the legend originating at the beginning of our own century, that Mozart composed the “Coronation Mass” to celebrate the anniversary of the crowning of the Shrine of the Virgin Mary at Maria Plain, as a home for which Salzburg’s most famous pilgrimage church has been built in the 17th century.
In stockPublisher: Internationale Stiftung Mozarteum Salzburg
Author / Composer: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart