Select manuscript from this collection: Cod. Bodmer 1  B-24.1 E-4.1  V-7.2  173/195
Country of Location:
Country of Location
Switzerland
Location:
Location
Cologny
Library / Collection:
Library / Collection
Fondation Martin Bodmer
Shelfmark:
Shelfmark
B-29.8
Manuscript Title:
Manuscript Title
Ludwig van Beethoven, Missa solemnis op. 123, Gloria (sketch). Autographic score on paper
Caption:
Caption
Paper · 4 pp. · 24 x 31.1 cm · ca. 1818
Language:
Language
Not specified
Manuscript Summary:
Manuscript Summary
According to Beethoven, this is his “most accomplished work.” It celebrates the consecration of his student and sponsor, Archduke Rudolph, as Archbishop of Olomouc (Olmütz) in 1818. This mass was begun in 1818; it was completed three years after the ceremony and was presented to the cardinal and archbishop on 19 March 1823. This mass in D major seeks to express and communicate, in the words of the composer himself, a state of mind, a religious Stimmung. It is written for a large orchestra and consists of five movements (Kyrie, Gloria, Credo, Sanctus, Agnus Dei) The sections of the Gloria, imposed by the meaning of the text, constitute a sonata: allegro in D major, Gratias in B flat and back to the allegro; then the larghetto and as a third movement the allegro, Quoniam, the fugue In gloria Dei Patris, with a cyclical return to the theme of the Gloria in the principal tone. The music comments on the text: royal acclamation, heartfelt gratitude, divine omnipotence; then, in contrast: prayers, shouts and murmurs of the supplicants of this world (miserere nobis). Purchased at Sotheby’s, London, 4 February 1952.   (bib)
DOI (Digital Object Identifier):
DOI (Digital Object Identifier
10.5076/e-codices-fmb-ms-Beethoven-B-029-008 (http://dx.doi.org/10.5076/e-codices-fmb-ms-Beethoven-B-029-008)
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Cologny, Fondation Martin Bodmer, B-29.8: Ludwig van Beethoven, Missa solemnis op. 123, Gloria (sketch). Autographic score on paper (http://e-codices.ch/en/list/one/fmb/ms-Beethoven-B-029-008).
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