Missa Si Deus pro nobis (Benevoli, Orazio)

Sheet Music


Kyrie and Gloria

Publisher. Info. Manuscript, n.d.(between 1800-1810).
Misc. Notes Microfiche reproduction, converted to PDF.
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General Information

Work Title Missa Si Deus pro nobis
Alternative. Title Messa Si Deus pro nobis, quis contra nos. a 16 voci, del Sigr Orazio Benevoli Maestro in S. Pietro di Roma
Composer Benevoli, Orazio
I-Catalogue NumberI-Cat. No. IOB 3
Key A minor
Librettist Ordinarium Missae
Language Greek, Latin
Composer Time PeriodComp. Period Baroque
Piece Style Baroque
Instrumentation 16 Voices (4x SATB)

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  • 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.