Missa 1. pro festis Natalitiis

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The first Mass from Harmonia pastoralis — Prosae pastorales is by far Zrunek’s most widely-performed and acclaimed work. It has been transcribed in several editions and is regularly performed in Slovakia and the neighboring region (and very occasionally elsewhere too!)


UPDATE! Full scans of the original manuscripts are now available as PDFs from the World Digital Library.

I have created my own freely-available score for this work, now available at asgengraving.com. This score has been cross-checked against the three other scores below, and the text verified by Marek Klein of Gregoriana.

There are four known modern scores for this work:

View the complete text of this work, including an English translation of the Slovak. (You can also compare the text of the various different editions.)

CD Recordings

The following recordings have been released on CD. Click on the image for more details:


Brno Chamber Orchestra
Ars Brunensis Chorus

Camerata Bratislava

Taverner Consort

Musica Bohemica

Prague Madrigal Singers
Musica Bohemica

Online Recordings

The following recordings are available on YouTube:

Other Performances

Here are some performances of the piece without formal recordings: