Choral Choir,Choral (SSA) - Level 4 - Digital Download
Composed by Girolamo Abos (1715-1760). Arranged by Kevin Galiè. Baroque,Easter,Sacred. 32 pages. Kevin Galie #3210719. Published by Kevin Galie (A0.923323).
Staggeringly beautiful Neapolitan women's chorus setting. The Manuscript states "a 3. Voci / due Soprani e Contralto" - these are most likely voice types, not voice individuals, but it is not clear. The pervasive structure of simple ripieno melodic lines, interlaced with more florid echo or preceding lines, strongly suggests a ripieno (full ensemble) and concertino (smaller or soloist ensemble) treatment and performance practice. This would be entirely consistent with Vivaldi and many other contemporaries.
The manuscripts available are only copies of an original manuscript no longer available, and these copy-manuscripts are riddled with obvious transcribing errors. Thus this edition seeks to correct all of the errors and also to provide instrumental parts + realized continuo for rental, in addition to a never before available keyboard/vocal score for sale.
Girolamo Abos was born on the island of Malta, Italy, in 1715. Still very young, he was sent to Naples to study and he never returned to his birthplace. He started his career in 1742 by composing opera buffo for the Teatro Nuovo. From 1754 he was a teacher at the S.Maria della Pietà dei Turchini, where he had Paisiello under his students. For all purposes, Abos can be regarded as an Italian composer. He was well known in Europe, where he traveled quite a lot. In London he was musical director of the Italian Theatre for some years. Abos composed many operas and sacred works. He died in 1760.
Some years ago now, I myself played in the chapel of S. Marie della Pietà dei Turchini, which is now owned by a foundation and used as an early music recording venue. -Kevin Joseph Galiè 2024.
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