Motet of an unknown arranger (ca. 1820), based on th Adagio of the Serenade KV 361 (Gran Partita). The motet Quis te comprehendat, K-Anhang 110, is based on the Adagio in Mozart's Wind Serenade K. 361, the "Gran Partita." The arrangementof this instrumental movement with the addition of a four-part choir deserves tobe regarded as a successful example of the practice of parody, on a higher levelthan many less accomplished arrangements of the period. As in most of those cases the identity of the arranger is unknown, but his sensitive treatment of the original points to a gifted musician. Characteristic accompanying figures are given to the strings, while the solo violin and the organ appear melodically. The homophonic choral setting, whose Latin words are a religious song of praise with no specific liturgical connection, is based on the works harmonic substance. The vocal parts follow the framework and compactly fill out the accompanying instrumental writing.
Catalogue number: Anh. 110
Coro SATB, 2 Cor, Vl solo, 2 Vl, Va, Org solo, Bc
Duration: 4 min