Solo soprano voice/solo mezzo-soprano/solo alto voice/SMezA choir/piano (Soprano Voice Solo, Mezzo-Soprano Voice Solo, Alto Voice Solo, female choir:SMezA, 2 V, Va, Continuo(Vc, double bass, Org))
Composed by Giovanni Battista Pergolesi (1710-1736). Edited by Malcolm Bruno. Arranged by Malcolm Bruno. Stapled. Female Choir. For performance material please see BA 7679. Vocal score. Baerenreiter Verlag #BA05692-90. Published by Baerenreiter Verlag (BA.BA05692-90).
Item Number: BA.BA05692-90
ISBN 9790006535453. 27 x 19 cm inches. Language: Latin, Text Language: Latin. Preface: Malcolm Bruno.
Pergolesi's famousStabat mater, a work for two soloists, strings and continuo quickly became a success throughout Europe.
However there are numerous indications that it was also performed by choirs from very early on. Particular movements were very probably sung by a two-part choir, whilst the arias were kept for the soloists.
In this edition, the outer movements and no. 8 are now scored for three-part choir (SMA) in contrast to the solo aria movements. Three further movements are set as trios for three solo voices.
The added parts are derived from the existing musical material. These lend this well-known work a completely new charm and provide a welcome addition to the repertoire for choral concerts.
- Arrangement for female choir (SMA) based on the Barenreiter Urtext edition of the original work
- Clear, straightforward piano reduction
Malcolm Bruno is the editor of the Urtext edition of theStabat mater(BA 7679) and a renowned expert in 18th century Italian music.