The Vesperae et Litania occupy a unique position between Mozart’s settings of the Mass and his singlemovement ‘shorter church works’. The substantial, multi-movement litanies and psalm cycles were written while he was still at Saltzburg and their composition undoubtedly allowed him greater musical freedom than his settings of the mass. In this exemplary recording, the Estonian Philharmonic Choir is directed by its artistic director and principal conductor, Tonu Kaljuste.