Missa brevis No. 1 (Mozart) by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart


'''Mass in G major''' (K. 49/47d) is the first full mass composed by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. It is a missa brevis scored for SATB soloists, SATB choir, violin I and II, viola, and basso continuo.

Mozart wrote the Mass in G major at the age of 12. It was however neither his first setting of a part of the mass ordinary -- two years earlier he had already composed a Kyrie (K. 33) --, nor was it his largest composition with a religious theme up to date: his sacred musical play ''Die Schuldigkeit des ersten Gebots'' had been premiered in the previous year.