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Joseph Mayseder Messe Eb-Major op. 64 - Wiener Hofmusikkapelle

Joseph Mayseder (1789-1863)

Mass in Eb-Major, op. 64


Joseph Mayseder was soloist in the orchestra of the Vienna Court Opera House and concertmaster of the Wiener Hofmusikkapelle (Imperial Court Music Ensemble). He composed numerous violin virtuoso pieces as well as chamber music and his important late Mass in E minor, op. 64. The mass was written for mixed chorus, strings, bassoons, clarinets, horns, trumpets, trombones and kettle drum. It does not include the usual vocal solos, thus emphasizing the choir as a whole instead. The intimate Adagio of the Kyrie is followed by a Gloria in three parts: the Gloria and Quoniam are characterized by rapid staccato sixteenth-note figures in the violins, the Qui tollis (Larghetto) by a clarinet solo. The middle section of the three-parted Credo (Et incarnatus) is composed as a solemn Adagio; the atmospheric Sanctus in B major is followed by a short Benedictus in G major, which finally leads to the Agnus Dei in G minor and Dona nobis in E sharp major. The mass was first performed on June 18, 1848 at the Imperial Chapel and remained a popular part of the ensemble’s repertoire until 1940.

Translation: Nora Tunkel

Part of a recording

Joseph Mayseder, Mass E-flat-major, op. 64, Gloria performed at Wiener Hofburgkapelle. You can see the ensemble of the Wiener Hofmusikkapelle: Vienna Boy's Choir, members of the choir of the Wiener Staatsoper and the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra, conducted by Erwin Ortner. [Duration 3:37 minutes]

Kultur Glaube Macht - Auner Quartett in the Wiener Hofburgkapelle

Last movement of Joseph Haydn's Kaiserquartett.

This clip was recorded on 16th of October 2020 in the Vienna Imperial Chapel performed by the Auner Quartett, as part of the "Kultur Glaube Macht" (Culture Faith Power) concert cycle.

Concert dates:

  • 16th October 2020
  • 04th December 2020
  • 02nd April 2021
  • 18th June 2021

Part of a recording

Joseph Haydn, Kaiserquartett, Auner Quartett in the Wiener Hofburgkapelle. You can see the Auner Quartett in der Wiener Hofmusikkapelle: Daniel Auner, Barbara Galante Auner, Nikita Gerkusov, Konstantin Zelenin [Duration 3:03 Minuten]