Sacred Mass

Sacred music is defined as the music written for use in religious ceremonies, for religious motives, or under religious influence. One of the most significant examples of religious music is the Mass, a form of composition that sets to music the invariable portions of the liturgy (Catholic, Anglican, or Lutheran). Masses can be written for choir with or without instrumental accompaniment, with some masses conceived as choral-orchestral concert pieces.

Composers

Aaron Williams Abbate D. Francisco à Tarento Abijah Forbush Abraham Adams Abraham Wood Addison P. Wyman Adolf von Doss Adolf Weidig Adolph Baumbach Adolphe Adam Adrian Willaert Adrianus Valerius Agostino Donini Albert Roussel Aleksandr Arkhangelsky Aleksandr Glazunov Alessandro Scarlatti Alessandro Stradella Alexander Agricola Alexander Auld Alexander Davidson Alexander von Zemlinsky Alexandre De Villeneuve Alexandre-Étienne Choron Alexandre-Pierre-François Boëly Alexis Chauvet Alexis Contant Alfonso Ferrabosco Sr. Alfred Yung Alois Bauer Aloys Desmet Aloys Edenhofer Ambrosius Beber Amos Bull Amy Marcy Beach Ana Leira Carnero André Campra André Caplet André Cardinal Destouches André Ernest Modeste Grétry Andrea Antico Andreas Düben Angelo Bottagisio Anglicanus Annibal Zoilo Antoine Brumel Antoine Busnois Antoine de Févin Anton Bruckner Anton Cajetan Adlgasser Antonín Dvořák Antonín Reichenauer Antonio Angelo da Costa e Mello Antonio Bencini Antonio Bertali Antonio Biffi Antonio Bioni Antonio Botti Antonio Brunelli Antonio Burlini Antonio Caldara Antonio Cifra Antonio de Cabezón Antônio dos Santos Cunha Antonio Lotti Antônio Martiniano da Silva Bemfica Antonio Vivaldi Antonio Zachara da Teramo Antonius Divitis Arcangelo Bussoni Arnold Bax Arnold Mendelssohn Arnold von Bruck Artem Vedel Arthur Carnall Arthur Foote Arthur Honegger Arthur Sullivan August de Boeck Auguste Descarries Auguste Durand Augustus Damon Fillmore Azariah Fobes Baldassare Galuppi Bartholomew Brown Bartolomeo Felici Benedetto Marcello Benjamin Franklin Baker Benoit Constant Fauconier Bernard Aymable Dupuy Bernardo Corsi Bourgois Camille Saint-Saëns Camillo Zanotti Cándido Candi Carl August Nielsen Carl Friedrich Zelter Carl Gottlieb Reissiger Carl Heinrich Biber Carl Loewe Carl Maria von Weber Carl Nielsen Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach Carlo Ciminelli Carlo Donato Cossoni Carlo Filago Carlo Gesualdo Carlos Seixas Caryl Florio Cécile Chaminade César Cui César Franck Charles Dancla Charles Zeuner Charles Collin Charles Crozat Converse Charles Culbreth Charles d' Ambleville Charles Gounod Charles Lefebvre Charles M Baetens Charles Mortimer Wiske Charles Villiers Stanford Charles Vincent Charles Wels Charles Wood Charles-Augustin Collin Charles-Marie Widor Charles-Valentin Alkan Chiara Margarita Cozzolani Christian Erbach Christian Gotthilf Tag Christoph Bernhard Christoph Bernhard Verspoell Christoph Demantius Christoph Förster Christoph Willibald Gluck Chukwudimma Akabuogu Cipriano de Rore Claude Debussy Claudin de Sermisy Claudio Casciolini Claudio Cocchi Claudio Monteverdi Conrad Doll Conradin Kreutzer Cornelis Boscoop Cornelius Van Deventer Costanzo Festa Cristóbal de Morales Cristofaro Caresana Daniel Bayley Daniel Belknap Daniel François Esprit Auber Daniel Gregory Mason Daniel Léo Simpson Daniel Webster Crist David Aquinus David Gregor Corner David Weyman Delgado Diego Zucchinetti Dietrich Buxtehude Dionigi Erba Dmytro Bortniansky Domenico Cimarosa Dudley Buck E. Arifon Edmondstoune Duncan Eduard Birnbaum
Eduard Brunner Edvard Grieg Edward Bunnett Edward Elgar Edward Julius Biedermann Edward Little White Eleazer Fitch Backus Emanuele Astorga Emerico Lobo de Mesquita Emiliano Emiliani Emin Aristakesyan Emmanuel Comboul Erik Satie Ernest Bloch Ernest Chausson Ernst Wilhelm Wolf Estêvão de Brito Eustache Du Caurroy F. H. Andrews Felice Anerio Felix Mendelssohn Felix Woyrsch Ferdinand Quentin Dulcken Ferdinando Bertoni Ferdinando Carozzi Filippo Vitali Florent Schmitt Frances Allitsen Francesca Caccini Francesco Antonio da Bagnacavallo Francesco Anzoletti Francesco Bartolomeo Conti Francesco Beretta Francesco Bianciardi Francesco Calegari Francesco Cavalli Francesco Chiaromonte Francesco Colombini Francesco Corteccia Francesco Durante Francesco Feo Francesco Foggia Francesco Nicola Fago Francesco Zane Francesco Zannetti Francisco Guerrero Francisco Tárrega François Couperin François-Joseph Fétis Franz Bühler Franz Joseph Haydn Franz Liszt Franz Schubert Franz Wüllner Franz Xaver Witt Frederick Augustus Fillmore Frederick Brandeis Frederick William Nicholls Crouch Frère André Fridolin Auerhahn Friedrich Ernst Fesca Friedrich Funcke Friedrich Wilhelm Zachow Fritz Volbach Frutuoso de Matos Couto Gabriel Fauré Gaetano Amadeo Gaetano Donizetti Gaspar Van Weerbeke Gaspard Corrette Gaspare Filippi Gasparo Casati Gasparo Sborgi Gaston Choisnel Gaston Salvayre Georg Böhm Georg Friedrich Händel Georg Joseph Vogler Georg Martin Alt Georg Philipp Telemann George Albert Burdett George Benjamin Allen George Calkin George Elbridge Whiting George Frederick Bristow George Henschel George James Webb George Whitefield Chadwick George William Warren Georges Hüe Giacomo Carissimi Giacomo Finetti Giacomo Meyerbeer Giacomo Puccini Giammateo Asola Gilles Binchois Gioachino Antonio Rossini Gioseffo Zamponi Gioseffo Zarlino Giovan Gualberto Brunetti Giovanni Valentini Giovanni Andrea Cima Giovanni Andrea Fioroni Giovanni Andrea Florimi Giovanni Banchi d'Argenta Giovanni Battista Bassani Giovanni Battista Candotti Giovanni Battista Casali Giovanni Battista Fasolo Giovanni Battista Martini Giovanni Battista Pergolesi Giovanni Benedetto Platti Giovanni Bernardo Zucchinetti Giovanni Biordi Giovanni Brunetti Giovanni Cagliero Giovanni Carlo Maria Clari Giovanni Croce Giovanni Francesco Anerio Giovanni Francesco Capello Giovanni Gabrieli Giovanni Giacomo Arrigoni Giovanni Giacomo Branco Giovanni Maria Casini Giovanni Palestrina Giovanni Paolo Cima Giovanni Paolo Colonna Giovanni Simone Mayr Girolamo Abos Girolamo Casati detto Filago Girolamo Cavazzoni Girolamo Frescobaldi Giulio Alary Giulio Bentivoglio Giulio Bruschi Giulio Cardi Giuseppe Antonio Bernabei Giuseppe Bozzotti Giuseppe Caruso Giuseppe Cerruti Giuseppe Cicognani Giuseppe Concone Giuseppe Corsi Giuseppe Tartini Giuseppe Verdi Gregor Aichinger Gregorio Allegri Guido D'Arezzo Guillaume Couture Guillaume de Machaut Guillaume Dufay Gustav Adolf Merkel Gustav Holst Hamilton Clarke Hans Leo Hassler Harry Drew Hart Pease Danks Hartley W. Day Hector Berlioz Heinrich Esser Heinrich Finck Heinrich Ignaz Franz von Biber Heinrich Schütz Heinrich von Herzogenberg Hélène Collin Henri Dallier Henri Desmarets Henry Carey Henry Du Mont Henry Farmer
Henry Lane Wilson Henry Purcell Herbert Walter Wareing Hermann Finzenhagen Horace Waters Hugo Distler Ignazio Donati Isaac Baker Woodbury Ivan Zajc J. Haydn Waud Jacek Rządkowski Jacob Arcadelt Jacob Fabricius Jacob French Jacobus Clemens non Papa Jacopo Corfini Jacques Ibert Jacques-Louis Battmann Jacques-Marie Beauvarlet-Charpentier Jacques-Nicolas Lemmens James Davie James Henry Fillmore James Leach Jan D. Van Laar Jan Dismas Zelenka Jan Nepomuk Augustin Vitásek Jan Zwart Jane Clarke Jean Baptiste Lully Jean Lhéritier Jean-Baptiste Faure Jean-Jacques Beauvarlet-Charpentier Jean-Philippe Rameau Jehan Alain Jerónimo de Aliseda Jiří Antonín Benda Jo Bodoil Joachim a Burck Joan Baptista Comes João da Matta Jobst vom Brandt Johann Anton Filtz Johann Christoph Anton Fiebig Johann Christoph Friedrich Bach Johann Diebold Johann Ernst Eberlin Johann Fischer Johann Franz Xaver Sterkel Johann Friedrich Fasch Johann Friedrich Hugo von Dalberg Johann Georg Albrechtsberger Johann Georg Franz Braun Johann Georg II. Von Sachsen Johann Jakob Ammann Johann Joseph Fux Johann Kaspar Aiblinger Johann Ludwig Bach Johann Melchior Molter Johann Pachelbel Johann Rudolf Ahle Johann Samuel Endler Johann Sebastian Bach Johann Walter Johann Weinmann Johann Wenzel Kalliwoda Johannes Aulen Johannes Brahms Johannes Brassart Johannes Ciconia Johannès Donjon Johannes Friedrich Drobisch Johannes Verben Johannes Verhulst Johannes Wannenmacher John Alcock Jr. John Alcock Sr. John Arnold John Baptiste Calkin John Bedyngham John Benet John Bishop John Blow John Cole John Deffray John Dunstaple John Farmer John Francis Wade John Henry Cornell John Liptrot Hatton John Whitaker John Wiegand John William Dadmun John Wilson John Zundel Jonathan Benjamin José Bernardo Alzedo José de Campderrós José do Espírito Santo e Oliveira José Durán José Maria Xavier Josef Gabriel Rheinberger Josef Venantius Wöss Joseph Barnby Joseph Bodin de Boismortier Joseph Bonnet Joseph Bucciali Joseph Callaerts Joseph Eybler Joseph Funk Joseph Jongen Joseph Williams of Tipton Joseph-Antoine-Joachim Cérutti Josiah Flagg Josquin Des prez Josse-François-Joseph Benaut József Bloch Juan Blas de Castro Juan de Anchieta Jules Brosset Karl Adolf Lorenz Karl Heinrich Graun Kaspar Ett Kaspar Förster Komitas Vardapet Lazaro Valvasensi Lee Eitzen Léo Delibes Léon Boëllmann Leonin Leopold von Zenetti Lili Boulanger Linus Smith Everett Lodovico da Viadana Louis Aubert Louis Clapisson Louis James Alfred Lefébure-Wély Louis Lewandowski Louis Raphael Dressler Louis Spohr Louis Vierne Lowell Mason Loys Bourgeois Loyset Compère Ludwig Senfl Ludwig van Beethoven Luigi Barbieri Luigi Boccherini Luigi Bottazzo Luigi Cervi Luigi Cherubini Luigi Fanfani Luigi Mapelli Magister Perotinus Manoel Dias de Oliveira Manuel Alejandre Prada Manuel Cardoso Marc-Antoine Charpentier Marco Antonio Cavazzoni Marco Enrico Bossi Mario Capuana Mark Alburger Mark Andrews Marsilio Casentini Martin Agricola Martin Zeuner Martiniano Ribeiro Bastos Matías Juan de Veana Matthäus Fischer Maurizio Cazzati Max Bruch
Max Reger Max Vogrich Meinhard von Wil Melchior Franck Melchior Vulpius Michael Cavendish Michael Haydn Michel Corrette Michel Rondeau Miguel Matheo Dallo y Lana Miguel Teodoro Ferreira Modest Mussorgsky Napoleone Carozzi Niccolò Valenti Nicola Antonio Porpora Nicolas Vallet Nicolas de Grigny Nicolas-Joseph Wackenthaler Nicolaus Bruhns Nicolaus Cracoviensis Nicolaus Faber Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov Noel Bauldeweyn Oliver Brownson Orazio Benevoli Orazio Vecchi Oreste Ravanello Orlande de Lassus Orlando Gibbons Oscar Van Durme Oswald von Wolkenstein Otis Bardwell Boise Ottaviano Petrucci Ottavio Festa Paolo Agostino Paolo Amatucci Paolo La Villa Pascal Collasse Pasquale Anfossi Paul Ambrose Paul Fauchey Paul Vidal Paul Wachs Pavel Chesnokov Pedro da Esperança Pedro de Cristo Pedro Nolasco Colón Peeter Cornet Peter Benoît Peter Cornelius Peter Johannes Joseph Vranken Philipp Dulichius Philipp Heinrich Erlebach Philippe de Vitry Pier Simone Agostini Pierre Attaingnant Pierre Bonhomme Pietro Valli Pietro Alfieri Pietro Andrea Ziani Pietro Ceracchini Pietro Verdina Pietro Yon Pirro Capacelli Conte Albergati Pyotr Il'yich Tchaikovsky R. Fuchs Ralph Vaughan Williams Renaud de Vilbac René Louis Blin René Vierne Reynaldo Hahn Richard Allison Richard Bourne Richard Dering Richard Kram Robert Tailour Robert Bremner Robert Carver Robert Fischhof Robert Franz Robert Führer Robert G. Patterson Robert Nathaniel Dett Robert Schumann Robert Volkmann Robert Wilkinson Rudolf Ewald Zingel Rufus Frost Ruggiero Leoncavallo Sabine Baring-Gould Samuel Arnold Samuel Ashmead Samuel Babcock Samuel Brenton Whitney Samuel Coleridge-Taylor Samuel Dyer Samuel Ebart Samuel Prowse Warren Samuel Sebastian Wesley Samuel Wakefield Samuel Webbe Samuel Webbe Jr. Samuel Willard Saverio Mercadante Scotson Clark Sebastián Aguilera de Heredia Sebastián Durón Sébastien de Brossard Septimus Winner Serafino Alassio Sergei Rachmaninoff Sergei Taneyev Severo Bonini Sextus Miskow Sigfrid Karg-Elert Sigismund Neukomm Silvestro Durante Simone Verovio Sr., Gerhard Theodore Alexis Stanislas Champein Stefano Vicelli Steffano Bernardi Stepan Davydov Supply Belcher Theodor Kullak Théodore Dubois Théodore Salomé Thomas Attwood Thomas Attwood Walmisley Thomas Clark Thomas Commuck Thomas Curtis Thomas Lloyd Fowle Thomas R. Weber Thomas Stoltzer Thomas Tallis Thomas Whittemore Tomás Luis de Victoria Tommaso Bai Tommaso Carapella Tullio Cima Uriah Davenport Valentin Fuchs Various Vincenzio Bianciardi W. J. White Walter Braunfels Walter Galpin Alcock Will. H. Veith William Batchelder Bradbury William Berwald William Billings William Boyce William Byrd William Carnaby William Croft William Dixon William Faulkes William Henry Fry William Orville Fiske William Sereno Waith William Smith William Sterndale Bennett William Thomas Dale William Walker William Wolstenholme Woldemar Bargiel Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Zenón Rolón