Missa São Sebastião

Appleby Catalogue W number: 
W383
Year Composed: 

Category:

Missa São Sebastião = Mass of St. Sebastian

  • Kyrie - Sebastian! The Virtuous
  • Gloria - Sebastian! The Roman Soldier
  • Credo - Sebastian! Defender Of The Church
  • Sanctus - Sebastian! The Martyr
  • Benedictus - Sebastian! The Saint
  • Agnus Dei - Sebastian! Protector Of Brazil

mass 

"Villa-Lobos's Mass of Saint Sebastian, written in 1937, is a work of great religious fervor, composed with technical skill."

- Henry Cowell, The Musical Quarterly, Vol. 39, No. 2 (Apr., 1953), pp. 340-342  

The work is dedicated to Frei Pedro Sinzig.

See:

"Heitor Villa-Lobos : Missa São Sebastião e Bendita Sabedoria, um estudo para a interpretação,"
by Eduardo Augusto Ostergren; Eduardo Augusto Ostergren [Orientador]; Josani Keunecke Pimenta 

 

Instrumentation: 

Three-part chorus

Scores: 

Villa-Lobos, Heitor. 1937. Missa São Sebastião = Mass in honor of Saint Sebastian : for 3-part choir, a cappella, of women's voices, boy's voices or men's voices. New York: Associated Music Publishers.

masspage 

Mass In Honor Of St Sebastian A Cappella Latin

Heitor Villa-Lobos

The autograph score (40 pp.) is in the Museu Villa-Lobos.

Performances: 

There were 10 records in the Villa-Lobos Concerts database as of March 2011, representing performances of the whole work or of individual movements.

Category: 
Choral Works