Mozart: Coronation Mass

Mozart wrote the ‘Coronation’ Mass just two weeks after his appointment as Court Organist for the Prince-Archbishop of Salzburg. The work achieved great renown after its performance at the Imperial Coronation in Prague, which took place nine months after Mozart’s death.

On this CD, the Choir of St John’s College, Cambridge performs with four soloists and the period instrument ensemble St John’s Sinfonia.

Besides the Mass, we also get to hear additional selections as follows:


  • Mass in C major, K317 ‘Coronation Mass’
  • Missa Brevis in F major K192
  • Exsultate, jubilate, K165
  • Ave verum corpus, K618
  • Church (Epistle) Sonata No. 1 in E flat major for organ & strings, K67
  • Church (Epistle) Sonata No. 7 in F major for organ & strings, K224

All performed by the Choir of St John’s College, Cambridge; and the St John’s Sinfonia, conducted by Andrew Nethsingha

The soloists are:

Susan Gritton (soprano), Frances Bourne (mezzo-soprano), Sam Furness (tenor) & George Humphreys (bass)

Here is the Mozart Missa Brevis in F K.192 and some additional church music


Here is Renee Fleming singing “Exsultate, jubilate” K. 165 by Mozart


Tags: Mozart, Mass, Church music, Sonatas, Exsultate

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