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Renaissance Motets Arranged for Strings - Victoria, Di Lasso

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By Tomas Luis de Victoria / Orlando di Lasso

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String Trio, String Quartet, String Orchestra - Intermediate - Digital Download
Composed by Tomas Luis de Victoria / Orlando di Lasso. Arranged by Curtis Hanson. Renaissance. 67 pages. Published by Curtis Hanson (S0.649117).

Item Number: S0.649117

Hey string players and teachers,are you looking for something different to program or teach your students? Thiscollection of pieces, suitable for beginning and experienced ensembles, may bewhat you’re looking for.

For the choral musician, the acapella motets of the late Medieval and Renaissance periods, somewell-known and others less so, comprise some of the richest and most beautifulworks of choral literature. Unless otherwise indicated, the pieces in thiscollection are all set for a standard string quartet of 2 violins, viola, andcello, instruments most closely able to mimic the inflections of the humanvoice. The intent of these arrangements is to enable the string musician toexperience a genre perhaps less familiar, from the relatively simple yetsublime homophonic piece, to the varying degrees of rhythmic complexity ofpolyphonic works and their juxtaposed interplay of duple and triple rhythmicfigures. With the purchase of this collection, permission is granted to photocopyparts as needed. Vocal breath marks (‘) above the staff are meant to serve asguides in phrasing. In keeping with the period, no dynamics are indicated, andtempo markings and slurs are only suggestions. The performer is free tointerpret as desired.

 The audio example is of thefirst several pieces in the collection.

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