Beethoven's Missa solemnis

This Urtext edition takes into account all the sources including the old and the new complete editions. In several passages the renowned Beethoven specialist Barry Cooper has arrived at variant readings, such as in the “Sanctus”, where the choir enters instead of the soloists, rather than coming in at “Pleni sunt coeli”. No less worthy of mention is the addition of the soloists to the choir in most of the “Credo”.

The appendix contains Beethoven’s arrangement of the Gregorian chant “Tantum ergo” for the first time. This was composed at the same time as the “Missa solemnis” and most probably stands in a close relation to it.