Six motets in the Palestrinian
style, Op. 5, No. 1–6
Complete Urtext Edition in
Composer: Francesco Barsanti
Form: Five- and six-part motets
for unaccompanied choir
Style: Palestrinian counterpoint
Scoring: Soprano, Mezzo, Alto,
Tenor, Bass (motets I–V); Soprano I, Soprano II, Mezzo,
Alto, Tenor, Bass (motet VI).
Sources: Four contemporary sources
including the composer's first edition, an incomplete set of manuscript
parts in the composer's hand, Welker's edition, and the Madrigal
Society manuscripts in the hand of copyist William Clarke.
Editorial Category: Urtext edition.
Contents: Historical commentary,
critical report, full score (92 pages total, bound in three volumes):
Antifona I: Ne reminiscaris Domine
Antifona II: Asperges me (SMATB)
Antifona III: Agios o Theos (SMATB)
Antifona IV: De profundis (SMATB)
Antifona V: Lauda Jerusalem (SMATB)
Antifona VI: Inter iniquos (SSMATB)
Comments: These motets are
exquisite examples of their genre, and will make a fine addition
to the repertoire of any choral ensemble. Although written for
unaccompanied voices, they also lend themselves quite well to
performance by instrumental consorts, particularly those composed
of recorders and/or viols. There are few challenges of technique
in the music; students and amateurs at all levels will find these
motets both accessible and rewarding.
Sei Antifone is available in several different formats:
($79.95 plus shipping)
Includes full score for all six motets
plus historical commentary and critical report. Bound in three
volumes (92 pages total). Comes with an eco-friendly music folder.
I: Motets I-III
($31.95 plus shipping)
Includes full score for Ne
reminiscaris Domine, Asperges Me, and Agios o Theos.
II: Motets IV-VI ($39.95 plus shipping)
Includes full score for De
Profundis, Lauda Jerusalem, and Inter Iniquos. 40 pages.
III: Commentary and critical report
($19.95 plus shipping)
The material in this volume is not
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