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Easter Sunday at the Imperial Chapel

W.A. Mozart, Mass in C, "Coronation"

Mozart at Easter

This Easter Sunday, we perform Mozart's famous "Coronation" Mass - one of our favourite pieces.

Mozart wrote this setting of the mass ordinary in 1779, for the Easter Sunday service at Salzburg Cathedral. It was sung by the Chapel Imperial in Vienna at the coronation of Emperor Franz II in 1792 - and has been called "Coronation" Mass ever since.

For those of you who cannot be there in Vienna, here is a short sound bite: