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La Passione di Gesu Cristo

By Antonio Salieri

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SATB vocal soli, SATB choir, 2 flutes, 2 oboes, 2 bassoons, 2 horns, 2 contrabassoons, timpani, 2 violins, viola, basso continuo
Composed by Antonio Salieri (1750-1825). Edited by Rudolf Kelber. This edition: Paperbound. B-Dur (B-flat major). Score available separately - see item CA.4094200. Passions, Lent and Passiontide, Holy Week. Vocal score. With Language: Italian. Composed 1776. Duration 105 minutes. Published by Carus Verlag (CA.4094203).

Item Number: CA.4094203

ISBN M-007-07844-7. Text: Pietro Metastasio.

Pietro Metastasio's libretto to "azione sacra" La Passione di Gesu Cristo (1730) is a prototype for the Italian Catholic oratorio of the 18th century, in which the Biblical text is entirely transformed into free verse. Originally written for Antonio Caldara, the text has been set to music many times. However, the famous poet wrote in a letter to the 26-year-old composer that the setting, in the style of Italian Opera seria, was "the most expressive music that has ever been written for this poem." German and English translations of the libretto are provided in this edition.

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