It's no wonder that Amadeus featured the Mozart C Minor Mass. Like so much of Mozart, this piece transcends its occasion (a commissioned mass in Salzburg, the town Mozart was so glad to have left).
Here's the throbbing, opening Kyrie (John Eliot Gardner):
And that spectacular solo he wrote for his wife Costanze-- the Christe eleison! Here's Salieri "listening" to it: http://youtu.be/vNaXQQbcgw0
Oberlin's Musical Union performed the mass last night.
My review is here: http://www.clevelandclassical.com/121112omunjrev. Don't forget to sign up with Cleveland Classical while you're there!
her rendition of this "concerted" piece for flute, oboe, bassoon and soprano...