Classical Sunday: Zelenka’s Missa Omnium Sanctorum

Zelenka’s music is admired for its harmonic inventiveness and counterpoint.

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J.D. Zelenka: Missa Omnium Sanctorum

Jan Dismas ZELENKA 1679-1745

Missa Omnium Sanctorum ZWV 21

Kyrie
1. Kyrie eleison
2. Christe eleison
3. Kyrie eleison

Gloria
4. Gloria in excelsis Deo
5. Qui tollis peccata mundi
6. Quoniam tu solus Sanctus I
7. Quoniam tu solus Sanctus II
8. Cum sancto Spiritu I
9. Cum sancto Spiritu II

Credo
10. Credo

Sanctus
11. Sanctus
12. Benedictus
13. Osanna

Agnus Dei
14. Agnus Dei
15. Dona nobis pacem

Kai Wessel [alto]
Gabriela Eibenová [soprano]
Jan Kobow [tenor]
Marián Krejčík, Tomáš Král [bass]

Ensemble Inégal
Prague Baroque Soloists
Adam Viktora [direction]

Jan Dismas Zelenka was raised in Central Bohemia, educated in Prague and Vienna, and spent his professional life in Dresden.  The greatest success during his career was the performance of the extensive composition ‘Sub olea pacis et palma virtutis’ in the presence of the Emperor Charles VI, shortly after his coronation as king of Bohemia in 1723.

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