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231. Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827). Notes on Mozart's Requiem and sketch for Missa Solemnis. Autograph manuscript, n.d. RBML
This working sheet contains Beethoven's analysis of the Kyrie fugue from Mozart's Requiem on one side and a sketch for his Missa Solemnis on the other. Beethoven invented special symbols for Mozart's use of double counterpoint and compound 4/4 meter, and made frequent use of this meter in his late fugues, especially the Gloria fugue in the Missa Solemnis.
Gift of Roberta M. Welch, 1953