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Kyrie and Gloria
Manuscript, n.d.(between 1800-1810).
Public Domain [tag/del]
Microfiche reproduction, converted to PDF.
||Missa Si Deus pro nobis
||Messa Si Deus pro nobis, quis contra nos. a 16 voci, del Sigr Orazio Benevoli Maestro in S. Pietro di Roma
|Composer Time Period
||16 Voices (4x SATB)
- Detailed indication of source: Santini-Collection, Diözesanbibliothek Münster, shelfmark Sant HS 418.
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- Though Grove Music does not mention this work specifically, it does mention polychoral music; "A characteristic feature is the principle, inherited from Palestrina and the Venetian school, of interlocking blocks of choral sound, sometimes polyphonic, sometimes homophonic. The various choirs, usually in four parts, are to be placed far apart, alternate during imitative sections, whether short or long, and then reunite. Each choir is a self-contained musical entity, and a work for four choirs, for example, is thus in 16 real parts." This mass is thus for four choirs as opposed to one choir with 4 sopranos 4 altos, etc.