Cadite montes percute caelum (Legrenzi, Giovanni)


Sheet Music


PDF typeset by Hermann Hinsch
Herhin (2014/9/26)

Editor Gunther Morche (1940-2012)
Publisher. Info. Gunther Morche Estate
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General Information

Work Title Cadite montes percute caelum degluti terra hominem desperatum
Alternative. Title Cadite montes
Composer Legrenzi, Giovanni
Opus/Catalogue NumberOp./Cat. No. Op.3, Nr.4
First Publication. 1655
Language Latin
Composer Time PeriodComp. Period Baroque
Piece Style Baroque
Instrumentation 2 voices (SB), continuo

Misc. Comments

Cadite montes is a ′dialogue′ for soprano and bass from Harmonia d'affetti devoti, Op.3 (1655). Dialogues were frequently in the nature of a conversation between characters (who are sometimes named, though not in this instance) and often allegorical in nature: in this case, the bass crying out in misery, the soprano encouraging repentance.