Church Concerts : 5 Motets for 8 voices and basso continuo / Giovanni Bassano, published by Giacomo Vincenti (Venice, 1599); transcribed and edited by Cees Wagemakers

Publisher's number: 16966
Genre: Vocal music
Subgenre: Mixed choir
Scoring: GK
Remarks: Early Music Edition.
Year of composition: published 1599
Status: Unique collection of Renaissance manuscripts transposed to contemporary notation. Hundreds of vocal works that had been hidden away in various libraries across Europe, now available for the first time, thanks to tireless work of editor Cees Wagemakers.

Other authors:
Wagemakers, Cees (Editor)
Bassano, Giovanni (Composer)
Iubilate Deo | SSAT-AATB (4’45”)
Deus misereatur nostri | SSAT-ATTB (4’30”)
Factum est silentium | SSAT-AATB (3’30”)
Omnes gentes | SAAT-SATB (3’15”)
Tu gloria Ierusalem | SAAT-SATB (4’30”)
The 5 motets for double choir (high and low) in this bundle are taken from part books in the library of Bologna, published by Giacomo Vincenti in 1599, called Concerti Ecclesiastici, motets for the church. (Vincenti was one of the three major music publishers in Venice, together with Gardano and Scotto.) The book cover calls the collection libro secondo, the second book. It contains 20 motets for 5, 6, 7, 8 and 12 voices. The five motets presented here have not been transcribed yet, and are new in modern notation. The other 15 are available elsewhere.
The motets were dedicated to Sigismundo Bathoreo, Duke of Transsylvania, Moldavia Transalpina and Wallachia (in today’s Romania, then a part of Hungary). The style is typical Venetian from that time: the technique of cori spezzati: choirs in different balconies in St. Mark’s basilica, giving the music the beautiful spatial character. The choirs singing alternately and taking the final chord of the other choir for a start. Always very festive and abundant. Never boring indeed!
Cees Wagemakers, 2018

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