Sonata XIII a 8 - No. 206
Brass Ensemble or Choir - Advanced Intermediate
Composed by Giovanni Gabrieli (1553-1612). Arranged by Randy A. Steinberg. Baroque Period. Score, Set of Parts. 36 pages. Published by Randy A. Steinberg (S0.119913).
Item Number: S0.119913
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. Presented here is a Canzona published around 1615 for 2 brass choirs each with 2 trumpets and 2 trombones. Substitute parts are also included to handle the trombone parts with French horn and tuba. Vintage Gabrieli with pleasing melodies and antiphonal effects. An audience pleaser for almost any occasion!
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