Crucifixus for 8-part Trombone ensemble composed by Antonio Lotti (1667-1740). Arranged by Philip Brink. For 8-part trombone ensemble. Italian Renaissance. Moderately advanced. Score and parts. Published by Cherry Classics (CY.CC2598).
Crucifixus by Antonio Lotti is part of his Credo in F. This motet of 8 voices is a wonderful example of polyphony with many suspensions thrown in for good measure. The music is sweet with a beautiful sadness, making it a work that touches most listeners in a very personal way.
Mr. Brink has transposed the work down a fifth into the key of F minor (resolving to F major at the conclusion), otherwise keeping the music true to its origins.
This 4 minute work has a range of up to high B-flat for the 1st part. The top four parts are in tenor clef.
The mp3 sound file is from a live performance of the Rundfunkchor conducted by Sir Simon Rattle from YouTube.