Nino Rota (1911-1979)

Mysterium Catholicum (1962)

cantata for four solo voices, children's choir, mixed choir and orchestra

  • General information
    • Composition date : 1962
    • Duration : 1 h 10 mn
    • Editor : Schott
Detailed formation
  • soprano, contralto, tenor, solo bass voice, children's choir, mixed choir, 3 flutes (also piccolo), 2 oboes, English horn, 2 clarinets, bass clarinet, 2 bassoons, 2 contrabassoons, 4 horns, 3 trumpets, 3 trombones, tuba, 2 percussionists, piano, organ, harp, strings

Creation information

  • Date : 28 August 1962
    Location :

    Italie, Assise, Anfiteatro Cottadella Cristiana


Table of contents

I Allegro moderato e maestoso "In principio erat Verbum..." - II "Quoniam unus panis, unum corpus..." - III Andante espressivo "Iterum dico quia..." - IV Andante, un poco alla marcia "Duae viae sunt..." - V Lento "Venit hora ut clarificetur Filius hominis..." - VI Allegretto gioioso, ben ritmato "Quemadmodum fuit hoc molitum far..." - VII Allegro ben moderato e deciso "Quotquot autem receperunt eum..."