MOZART, Wolfgang Amadeus, 1756-1791

Eine kleine deutsche Kantate “Die ihr des unermesslichen Weltalls Schöpfer ehrt. . . ”
für eine Singstimme und Klavier, KV 619. Worte Franz Heinrich Ziegenhagen. Tripel-Ausgabe, Zwei Faksimiles des Mozartschen Autographs vom Juli 1791 und des Erstdruck von 1792 und Neudruck 2010 (Beiheft)

[Cantata, voice, piano, K.619]

Mozart, A Little German Cantata, K.619

Unterschleissheim, 2010. Oblong, 34 x 27 cm, 50, 12 pp. Color halftone of the autograph (Upsala Universitets Bibliothek) and line-cut reproduction of the 1792 1st edition, along with modern edition. Freemasonry had been banned in the Austrian Empire by Empress Maria Theresa in 1764 but the intervening years saw a relaxation of that decree under Emperor Joseph II. On December 14, 1784. Mozart was admitted as an Apprentice to the Viennese lodge known as Beneficence (Loge zur Wohlthätigkeit). Franz Heinrich Ziegenhagen, a fellow Mason and merchant from Hamburg, commissioned this setting of a "Little German Cantata", using his own text, for use at meetings of the Regensburg Lodge. The work consists of 6 short movements without break set in both arioso and recitative style. Limited bibliophile edition. Wrappers. $117

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