“Exultate Jubilate” K165 (Mozart) – A Concerto for Voice in all but name


Exultate, Jubilate K165 (Solo Motet) – MOZART, Wolfgang Amadeus, 1756-1791

This religious SOLO MOTET was composed specifically for the feast day of the Regular Theatine Clerics, while Mozart was visiting Milan for the third time as part of his early operatic exploits and was premiered in Milan’s Church of San Antonio (pictures below) on January 17, 1773 . It was written for the CASTRATO Venanzio Rauzzini, who had sung the lead role in Mozart’s opera Lucio Sillia K. 135 in 1772, to great acclaim. The composition of the Motet was completed in great haste between the premiere of Lucio Silla on [read more…]