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Johann Baptist Wanhal

Missa in D Nokki dubious 4

Wanhal ?
Nokki dubious 4
Weinmann XIX:F5

Authenticity: Highly Dubious Attribution (Partially Attributable?)

This work survives only in one peripheral source. Stylistically is is suspect on several grounds. Formally, the use of an instrumental introduction before a slow introduction in the Kyrie, is unusual, and the setting of Qui sedes and Agnus Dei III as a separate movement is not observed elsewhere in Wanhal's works, nor is the reuse of movements (Et vitam for Benedictus II, Cum Sancto Spiritu for Agnus Dei III and In gloria Dei Patris for Dona Nobis). Even more confusing is the apparent chaos in the choice of keys and woodwind instruments: the wind players are expected to alternate between flutes, oboes and clarinets; the Kyrie is set in F, whereas D appears to be the main key of the rest of the work; the Credo begins in G but ends in D. If this is truly a work by Wanhal, it contains several experiments that he never returned to. It seems more likely that this is a potpurri of movements from different sources, some of which might have originated with Wanhal. In this case, the Cum Sancto Spiritu and In gloria Dei Patris fugue seem like the most likely candidates. It has, however, not been able to locate any movement in any of the other masses attributed to Wanhal.

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Missa in D Nokki dubious 4

Last changed 2020-09-18 by Halvor K. Hosar

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2020-09-18  Halvor K. Hosar