Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart 1756 – 1791) was baptised as
Johannes Chrysostomus Wolfgangus Theophilus Mozart and
was a prolific and influential composer of the
Vesperae solennes de confessore, K. 339, is a sacred
work composed in 1780 by Mozart. It is scored for SATB
soloists, SATB choir, violin I, violin II, 2 trumpets,
3 trombones colla parte, 2 timpani, and basso continuo
(bassoon and organ).
It was composed for liturgical use in the Salzburg
Cathedral. The title "de confessore" was not Mozart's
own, and was added by a later hand to his manuscript.
It suggests that the work was intended for vespers held
on a specific day on the liturgical calendar of saints
("confessors"); however, the saint in question has not
been conclusively established. This was Mozart's final
choral work composed for the cathedral.
I created this arrangement of the "Laudate Dominum"
(movement 5) at the request of a user. In this
arrangement, I reduced the parts to a solo Viola and
Concert (Pedal) Harp accompaniment.