Mass in A minor (Brunetti, Giovan Gualberto)

Sheet Music


PDF scanned by US-LOu
JP3 (2013/8/2)

Publisher. Info. Manuscript, n.d.(ca.1785).
Misc. Notes RISM-A/II-000125028
This item forms part of the
Ricasoli Collection at the University of Louisville Music Library.

Score is incomplete: there are 3 blank staves throughout (perhaps for instruments) and many ruled pages with clefs and time signature but no music
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General Information

Work Title Mass in A minor
Alternative. Title
Composer Brunetti, Giovan Gualberto
Opus/Catalogue NumberOp./Cat. No. RicS 29
I-Catalogue NumberI-Cat. No. IGB 2
Key A minor
Language Latin
Composer Time PeriodComp. Period Classical
Piece Style Classical
Instrumentation See below, Comments

Navigation etc.

  • The cover page says "a2 Tenore e Basso".
  • At the beginning of the Gloria, there is an indication "Alto soli". However, the top stave stays in tenor clef, so the "Alto" could possibly refer to violas playing along with the vocal line.
  • Throughout the score there are various tutti and solo/soli indications.
  • Grove Music says "Those works conceived for the whole cappella are intended to be performed with the four vocal parts taken by one or two singers (the second singer called ‘di rinforzo’)". Accordingly, this is tagged for tenor/bass solos with tenor/bass choir.
  • Grove goes on to say "usually accompanied by orchestra (responsories and Lamentations are accompanied only by violins and violas). Works for ordinary circumstances have only a figured bass accompaniment, performed on the organ." Tagged for organ continuo, and if a fuller score surfaces at some point, an orchestral tag can be added.