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Messa a 4 voci con orchestra

By Giacomo Puccini

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Messa a 4 voci con orchestra composed by Giacomo Puccini (1858-1924). Edited by Dieter Schickling. Arranged by Paul Horn. For solo tenor and baritone voices, SATB, piccolo, flute, 2 oboes, 2 clarinets, 2 bassoons, 2 cornets, 3 trombones, ophicleide, timpani, 2 violins, viola, cello, contrabassoon, [2 cornets, harp]. This edition: Paperbound. Score available separately - see item CA.4064500. Latin Masses. Level 4. Study score. Language: Latin. SC 6. 248 pages. Duration 43 minutes. Published by Carus Verlag (CA.4064507).

ISBN M-007-07538-5. With Language: Latin. Latin Masses.

As a revision to the provisional edition which until now Carus has offered for sale, Carus presents the first critical edition of Puccini's only Mass. Based on a comparison with the autograph score, numerous errors were corrected which had been present in all previous editions of this Mass. In preparing this edition, Puccini's additions to the instrumentation in the Benedictus and his new version of the tenor aria "Gratias agimus" from the Gloria have both been taken into consideration. The newer version of the tenor aria changes the character of the piece to such a great degree, that it has been included separately as an appendix in this edition. The doubling of the brass and string parts, the addition of two French horns and a harp, as well as the addition of an instrumental postlude which consists of a repetition in the violoncelli of the main section of the aria, leads one to believe that possibly Puccini considered having this Aria performed outside the context of the Mass as a separate concertante piece.

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