The ìMissa Divi Xaveriiî ZWV 12, an expansive and unusually richly scored work, marks a highlight in the úuvre of Jan Dismas Zelenka (1679-1745). It was composed in 1729 while he was working at the Dresden court.
The principal source of this first edition is the damaged autograph score which had long been kept under lock and key. Passages missing because of its damaged condition have been supplemented using secondary sources or reconstructed by V·clav Luks, clearly marked as such in the musical text.
The first performance to use the present new edition took place in the summer of 2014, when it was performed at the Utrecht Early Music Festival. A CD recording by Collegium 1704, conducted by V·clav Luks, has been released by the label Accent (ACC 24301).
ïMagnum opus of Zelenkaís music and the Bohemian Baroque
ïScholarly-critical first edition
ïWelcome addition to the sacred choral repertoire
ïAlso suitable for ambitious amateur choirs
ïInstructive Foreword (Cz/Eng/Ger) and Critical Commentary (Eng)