Mozart: The 17 Church Sonatas
Mozart composed 17 Church Sonatas between 1772 and 1780. These church sonatas are short single-movement pieces that were performed during a celebration of the Mass between the Epistle and the Gospel. Three of the sonatas include more orchestral scorings including oboes, horns, trumpets and timpani. However, the more common sonatas were scored for 2 violins and a continuo.
All the sonatas were commissioned by the Archbishop of Salzburg and were meant to go with specific religious mass settings.