Missa Prima (Michael Haller)
- Editor: Anthony Cekada (submitted 2013-03-09). Score information: Letter, 13 pages, 536 kB Copyright: CPDL
- Edition notes: This arrangement consolidates the original SAB score (1875) and the organ obligato from J. Quadflieg's SATB arrangement (1902). The current editor is responsible for the tempo and expression marks, and composed the organ introductions to the Gloria, Sanctus, Benedictus and Agnus Dei; he also elaborated the second Agnus Dei from the faux bourdon that Quadflieg provided in order to meet rubrical requirements for the Ordinary of the Mass.
Title: Missa Prima
Composer: Michael Haller
Number of voices: 3vv Voicing: SAB
Genre: Sacred, Mass
- It may also be sung a cappella.
First published: 1875
Description: Michael Haller, priest and Stiftskapelmeister at Regenburg, composed this Mass setting in the style of the 19th century German Caecilian Movement, originally for SAB a cappella. It is diatonic throughout, and Haller deliberately employed voice leading and ranges that would put it within reach of the average parish choir. (See his Introduction to the original 1875 edition.) Because of its simplicity and fresh sound, the Missa Prima achieved considerable popularity, and in 1902 Jakob Quadflieg published a new arrangement of the work scored for SATB with organ obligato. (See his Introduction to the 1902 edition)
Original text and translations
For information, refer to the Mass page. For texts and translations, see the individual pages: