Venanzio Rauzzini
Motet - Exsultate, jubilate K. 165  
For most of his adult life Mozart participated in "word game" when he - on many occasions - wrote letters to members of his family. Mozart's last communication to Salzburg before he and his father returned on March 13, 1773, was a letter to his sister dated January 16, 1773. "I for the primo a uomo motet compose which to tomorrow at Church the Theatine performed be will . . ." He was referring to the Exsultate, jubilate for soprano and chamber ensemble and the soprano was the famous castrato Venanzio Rauzzini. The writer of the text is unknown and the work is in three parts. Two dazzlinig allegros in F major and in between an andante in A major.

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