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Wolfgang Rihm: Missa brevis

  • for choir a cappella
  • Duration: 20’
  • Choir: SATB
  • Composer: Wolfgang Rihm
  • Commission: Im Auftrag des Bayerischen Rundfunks / Chor des Bayerischen Rundfunks

Work introduction

Missa brevis, for a capella chorus, was commissioned by the Bavarian Radio. By now, the word has spread that Rihm’s music always has a cantabile heart; in writing for the choir he interlaces the broad cantilena with great technical mastery.

World première

Prinzregententheater, München (DE)
Rupert Huber

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