Editor’s Note: Written in 1777, the Missa Sancti Hieronymi (Saint Jerome Mass) in C major is scored for soloists, wind orchestra, and mixed choir. It is also known as the “Oboe Mass” for the prominent use of that instrument in the opening Kyrie and the Credo. It is one of many Masses that Michael Haydn wrote in honor of a specific saint or saints.
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