Mozart’s “Laudate Dominum” K339 – An evening prayer for all times


Laudate Dominum from the  “Vesperae solennes de Confessore” KV 339 Movement 5

Psalm 117 was a source of inspiration to great classical composers of all times. A most famous musical setting of the text is W. A. Mozart’s, in which it is sung by soprano solo with chorus and is the fifth of six parts of a larger piece known as the Vesperae solennes de confessore (K.339). It was commissioned by the Archbishop of Salzburg, Hieronymus von Colloredo and composed in September 1780 in Salzburg.

Archbishop Count Hieronymus Joseph Franz [read more…]