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Johann Baptist Wanhal

Missa in G Nokki 43

Wanhal ?
Nokki 43
Weinmann deest

Authenticity: Possibly Authentic

This is a difficult work to assess. Stylistically the attribution is plausible, even if there are some uncharacteristic phenomena, in particular the omission of a tenor part in the choir and the setting of the single-movement Gloria in 3/8. Beyond this, the use of repeats to delineate the binary form of the Dona nobis is unique amongst Wanhals masses, but this may have been a later addition.

Differences in orchestration

The surviving versions of the work both present some difficulties with regards to how the wind parts are distributed. Both manuscripts call for either flutes or clarinets. The upper part is too high for this originally to have realistically been an oboe part. One manuscript goes further, and calls for the addition of a flugelhorn. This instrument was only made available in 1828, and as the part is obviously an adaption of the lower flue/clarinet part it can be safely assumed that this is a later addition, in particular in light of the fact that this copy obviously contains several parts that have been copied out at a much later date than the oldest extant parts in it.

1813 Rejected cover in inner sleeve of the Římov copy dated
Orchestra: 2 flutes or clarinets, 2 cor.corno (horn) , 2 vl.violino , va.viola , b.c.
Choir: S.soprano , A.alto , B.basso (bass)
Soloists: S.soprano , A.alto , B.basso (bass) , vl.violino

Extent: 530 bars

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