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Mottetto per San Paolino

By Giacomo Puccini

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Orchestra baritone voice solo, SATB choir, ottavino, 2 flutes, 2 oboes, 2 clarinets, 2 bassoons, 2 horns, 2 trumpets, 3 trombones, tuba, percussion, 2 violin, viola, cello, contrabass
Composed by Giacomo Puccini (1858-1924). Edited by Dieter Schickling. This edition: Paperbound. German title: Mottetto per San Paolino. Sacred, Motets. Full score. SC. 64 pages. Duration 15 minutes. Carus Verlag #CV 27.403/00. Published by Carus Verlag (CA.2740300).

Item Number: CA.2740300

ISBN 9790007058104. Language: Latin.

Puccini's first known sacred work was composed during his school days at the "Istituto Pacini" in Lucca. It was first performed there in 1877. The text was a hymn to the Patron Saint of Lucca which was probably written by the composer himself. The work was so popular that by 1880 it had received three further performances, though it was also inserted in the Messa a 4 voci, after the Credo. Thereafter it disappeared from the music world and was only first rediscovered in the 1990s. Since, with the exception of the lack of a solo tenor in the piece, it is identical with this one in the Messa, for this reason it would seem only natural to perform these two works together.

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