O d'immensa pietà, S.650 (Marcello, Benedetto)


Sheet Music

Scores and Parts

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Editor First edition
Publisher. Info. Venice: Domenico Lovisa, 1726. (in practice, 1727)
Misc. Notes facing pages
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Editor Damián H. Zanette
Publisher. Info. Damián H. Zanette
Misc. Notes Transcription from the 1726 Venice edition
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General Information

Work Title O d'immensa pietà
Alternative. Title
Composer Marcello, Benedetto
Opus/Catalogue NumberOp./Cat. No. S.650
Key F minor
First Publication. 1726 in Estro poetico-armonico (No.50)
Librettist Girolamo Ascanio Giustiniani (1697-1749), after Psalm 50
Language Italian
Composer Time PeriodComp. Period Baroque
Piece Style Baroque
Instrumentation Voices: alto, tenor, bass; mixed chorus (ATB)
Accompaniment: 2 violettas (see below, Comments), continuo

Misc. Comments

  • Grove Music describes the "violetta" as "a word used at various times to mean viol, violin, viola or violoncello". RISM has several entries for this work, using either the generic "strings" (there is a "Violoncelli Soli" part in the basso (note the plural)), or "viola", probably because the clefs of the top parts start in alto clef. However, in b.48, these top string parts switch to bass clef. Accordingly, this is tagged for generic strings, and users can decide for themselves what instruments will be best to use.
  • The vocal parts, like the basso part, have "solo" and "tutti" sections, thus requiring a mixed chorus.