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Canzon IV a 4 - No. 189

By Giovanni Gabrieli

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Brass Quartet - Advanced Intermediate
Composed by Giovanni Gabrieli (1553-1612). Arranged by Randy A. Steinberg. Baroque Period. Score, Set of Parts. 22 pages. Published by Randy A. Steinberg (S0.113913).

Item Number: S0.113913

Giovanni Gabrieli was no mere composer. He was an event. The figure at the nexus of many things all coming together in one grand tide. The greatest church in the greatest city of Europe. Freedom of intellectual thought. A Venetian School of composers at the forefront of musical innovation. The printing press and musical publishing. A Doge (Chief Magistrate or Duke) willing to spend, and spend big, on musical pomp and ceremony. A dearth of wealth and money to fund the grandest celebrations. He was the leading Italian composer and organist in Venice at its greatest heights at the chasm between the end of the Renaissance and the beginning of the Baroque period in music. One of the most popular of his smaller instrument works are the 4 Canzonas. Presented here is the last of them written around 1608. The work starts out with a running fugue-like theme which uses parts taken from Canzons II and III. Similar in style, the running theme is passed between all players ending with a final cadence. A popular quartet piece that adds to any brass repertoire.

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