15th November 1805
12th October 1892
Joseph Leopold von Zenetti was an Austrian composer. He was the organist and choirmaster of the parish church in Enns in Upper Austria for 63 years. The number of compositions formally attributed to Zenetti is small: the Pastoralmesse in C for choir, soloists, orchestra and organ, the Festmesse in B-flat for man choir a cappella (written in 1883 for the inauguration of the pavilion of the Ennser Männergesangverein 'Concordia') and the Terzetto for violon, viola and cello. However, many unsigned manuscripts can be attributed to Zenetti: orchestral scores, vocal music, songs, masses, Vespers, Requiems and instrumental music. The bulk of his music library is lost or is scattered in various collections (including the Austrian National Library, the Museum of the city of Enns, the Museum of the Church of Enns, the musical archives of the city of Linz). This corpus, which is often limited to isolated parts, gives a good view of the work of this composer, teacher, organist and choirmaster of the second half of the 19th century.