Much of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s church music was written for the liturgy of Salzburg Cathedral, whose integral music collection has been preserved as over three centuries. As a parish church and a metropolitan church, Salzburg Cathedral was an important sphere of representation for a religious court and a supra-regional center for sacred music.
This catalogue of the Cathedral Music Archive in Salzburg from the late seventeenth to the mid-nineteenth century opens up central sources for the creations of major composers such as Heinrich Ignaz Franz Biber, Johann Ernst Eberlin, Leopold and Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Michael Haydn, and Luigi Gatti.
Eva Neumayr is the Director of the Music Collection of the Diocesan Archive of Salzburg and a scholarly collaborator in the digital Mozart-edition at the Stiftung Mozarteum. She has written and published numberous works (among other, with Lars Laubhold: No Chance for Mozart [...]).
Lars E. Labhold is the author and co-editor of various publications concerning the musical history of Salzburg, including a study of early modern trumpet players (The Magic of Power [...]). He is a collaborating professor at the music instrument museum at Kremsegg Castle in Kremsmünster and does research on interpretation at the Anton Bruckner Private University in Linz.