Missa Latina, op. 36

for mixed choir, string orchestra and saxophone (tenor)

Composed: 1986


4-part mixed choir (SATB), string orchestra and saxophone (tenor)

Duration (total): 46:00

(1st = 5:30; 2nd = 11:30; 3rd = 11:30; 4th = 8:00; 5th = 9:30)


An (Italian) composition competition was also the catalyst for the composition of this mass. The instrumentation with mixed choir (SATB) and string orchestra was specified; the text option (Italian or Latin) and a wind instrument (woodwind or brass) were freely selectable.

»» see also: Latin mass, op.29

5 movements:

Alex. Villinger: Missa Latina, op. 36

1st: Kyrie: Adagio solenne

2nd: Gloria: Allegro con spirito

3rd: Credo: Allegro moderato

4th: Sanctus: a rock ballad for the heavenly hosts ...: Adagissimo con espressione celestiale


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5th: Agnus Dei: Andante espressivo


● the Latin texts of the Catholic liturgy


● warmly dedicated to Norbert J. Schneider


AlexiSongs (»» extract from: score)


Missa Latina, op.36

We are still looking for an unbiased orchestra or a young maestro who has the courage (!) to premiere the 'Missa Latina' ...!