[tbpt62] – W. A. Mozart – “God is our Refuge” (Chorus) in G minor KV 20 – piano transcription

original piano transcription of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s Chorus “God is our Refuge” in G minor KV 20

composition date: 1765

transcription date: 2011 (May 18)

complete piano transcription (piano solo arrangement) of the single movement

Score

IMSLP.org work page (download mp3 / pdf score)

Recordings

IMSLP.org work page (download mp3 / pdf score)

YouTube channel (embedded links below)

Comment

Everyone is impressed that Mozart could write this piece at such a young age, but what strikes me even more is the key of G minor:  just stop for a while and remember what “G minor” means in Mozart, then get back to this piece and think about when it was written.

There is no “repeat” sign in the original but I still had the urge to repeat it once, variated with an albertinian bass line. I wrote this bass line totally “by eye” and I felt it didn’t need any correction after listening to it.

The youtube video is in the original key of G minor; on IMSLP I also posted transposed recordings one half-tone above (G# minor) and below (F# minor), just for kicks.

See also

Mozart piano transcriptions

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