Vespers (1610) composed by Claudio Monteverdi (1567-1643). Edited by Jeffrey Kurtzman. For SSTTBB soloists, SATTB chorus, orchestra (2/3 violins, 3 trumpets in D, 1 trumpet in B flat, 2/3 violas, 2 cellos, 1 double bass, 3 trombones, 1 bass trombone, 2 recorders, 2 flutes). Mixed Voices. Classic Choral Works. Standard Choral Works. Level C (moderately difficult). Performing score. 288 pages. Duration 90'. Published by Oxford University Press (OU.9780193375888).
ISBN 9780193375888. Standard Choral Works. 11 x 9 inches.
This edition is designed to meet the needs of both the scholar and the performer. It contains the complete music of all fourteen compositions as in Monteverdi's original print, plus the psalm 'Lauda Jerusalem' and the two Magnificats in a choice of pitches. Also provided are a continuo realization, notes on performance, Gregorian antiphons for the feasts of the Virgin, and examples of typical early seventeenth-century embellishments. Complete performing material is available on hire from the publisher, and a Critical Commentary is available for sale from the OUP Hire Library.