Missa Canonica, WoO 18 (Johannes Brahms)

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  • (Posted 2003-11-06)  CPDL #05934:         
Editor: Bettina Blokland (submitted 2003-11-06).   Score information: A4, 2 pages, 45 kB   Copyright: Personal
Edition notes:
  • (Posted 2000-03-01)  CPDL #00720:     
Editor: Rafael Ornes (submitted 2000-03-01).   Score information: Letter, 2 pages, 32 kB   Copyright: CPDL

Agnus Dei

General Information

Title: Missa Canonica, WoO 18
Composer: Johannes Brahms

Number of voices: 4-5vv   Voicing: SSATB, Benedictus for SSAT
Genre: SacredMass

Language: Latin
Instruments: bc for Kyrie only; the rest a cappella

First published: 1984 Doblinger, ed. Otto Biba
Description: A "Mass in C major" destroyed by Brahms, who extensively reworked the Benedictus & Agnus in Warum ist das Licht gegeben dem Mühseligen, Op. 74, No. 1. A copy made by Julius Grimm surfaced in 1978 and was paired with the Kyrie in g minor to make up a ferial Missa brevis for the first edition.

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Original text and translations

For information, refer to the Mass page. For texts and translations, see the individual pages:

KyrieGloriaCredoSanctus & BenedictusAgnus Dei