The considerable number of performers, the luminosity and the vitality of Mozart’s Missa longa lead one to surmise that it was composed for a particularly solemn occasion – most likely some notable appointment in the diocese of Salzburg. It was Mozart’s way of wishing the appointee a bright future.
Wolfgang Amadeus MozartMissa longa in C major K. 262
Sonata da chiesa in do maggiore K. 329
Exultate, jubilate, motet in F major, K. 165