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Sancta Maria, mater Dei, K273
In August 1777, Mozart, desperate to leave Salzburg, petitioned the Archbishop to allow him and his father to seek their fortunes elsewhere. The Archbishop’s response was sharp. He dismissed both of them from his service, though he later relented and allowed Leopold to keep his post of deputy Kapellmeister. Mozart probably composed Sancta Maria, mater Dei, K273 (dated 9 September 1777) for the Feast of the Nativity of the Virgin Mary, perhaps as a votive offering to the Virgin prior to his setting out with his mother on their journey to Paris. Disarmingly simple, yet perfectly balanced in its thematic development and variety, the charming chorus lines are provided with an orchestral accompaniment which is highly independent.

from notes by Robert King © 2006

Track-specific metadata
Details for CDA30012 track 7
Recording date
31 October 2005
Recording venue
Cadogan Hall, London, United Kingdom
Recording producer
Ben Turner
Recording engineer
Jonathan Stokes & Neil Hutchinson
Hyperion usage
  1. Mozart: Exsultate jubilate! & other works (CDA30012)
    Disc 1 Track 7
    Release date: October 2010
    Hyperion 30th Anniversary series
  2. Mozart: Exsultate jubilate! & other works (CDA67560)
    Disc 1 Track 7
    Release date: February 2006
    Deletion date: January 2014
    Superseded by CDA30012
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