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Mozart’s Great C-minor Mass: We can do better!

Mozart’s ‘Great Mass’ in C minor deserves performing venues allowing the work’s double-choir antiphony to have its proper spatial effect and an edition offering trumpets & timpani parts in the ‘Credo’, Mozart-style strings in the ‘Et incarnatus est’, and pairwise imitation and equal distribution of subject entries in its Sanctus reconstruction.

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Clemens Kemme

Clemens Kemme

Clemens Kemme is an Amsterdam-based music theorist, arranger and musicologist. For many years he taught music theory and arranging at the Conservatory of Amsterdam, with an accent on linking analysis and performance. He made new completions of Mozart’s Mass in C minor and Requiem, working together with the Orchestra of the Eighteenth Century, the Netherlands Bach Society, the Swedish Radio Choir and the Chor des Bayerischen Rundfunks. In 2017 he received a PhD on his dissertation on Mozart’s C-minor Mass. His edition and completion of the Mass was published in 2018 by Breitkopf & Härtel.