About the recording
In February 2016, the listeners were introduced to the long-awaited CD Missa Divi Xaveria ZWV 12 by Jan Dismas Zelenka in its world premiere. On the recording, this title is complemented by the Litanie de Sancto Xaverio ZWV 156. The Missa Divi Xaverio is considered by Zelenkov researchers to be one of his most important works. The solemn Mass of St. Augustine from 1729 is one of Zelenka’s most problematic works as far as sheet music is concerned. Despite the obvious rush, however, Zelenka is experimenting with instrumentation for her time as a spectacular orchestra cast, in which many parallels can be found with such a magnificent work as Bach’s Mass in H minor .