Gabrieli Sonata pian’ e forte. Background information and performance circumstances. Giovanni Gabrielii () was principal organist and composer at. Sonata pian’ e forte a 8, alla quarta bassa, C composer. Giovanni Gabrieli ( c/). ; No 6 of Sacrae Symphoniae. Giovanni Gabrieli’s Sonata pian e forte: choice of instruments and performance pitch – a new solution. Michael Lawlor. Uploaded by. Michael Lawlor. Giovanni.
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The range of color, breadth and depth of sonority and the majestic gabriell of the composer’s conception are all revealed in a manner even the most expert of modern brass players could not possibly emulate.
This instrument is frequently referred forhe for the playing of bass parts in high ranging works, often as an alternative to the trombone. The sextus and bassus parts should be played on bass trombones.
However, some fingering charts from the seventeenth century1 indicate the bottom note of the cornetto to be g, but ability to lip the bottom note down from a to g, maintaining good tone quality and accurate tuning, is difficult.
Termini musici also refers to octave doubling by violin but does not refer to cornett.
Hyperion offers both CDs, and downloads in a number of formats. It is still possible to transpose the sonata down a fourth, but playing at the notated pitch brings the work into line with most of the repertoire of this period.
The piece is essentially an elegiac melody, expressively harmonized, that is giovamni from choir to choir; the long-breathed lines do not in themselves create much contrast, until the greater animation of the final tutti. The cantus should be played by a regular cornett.
The violino part goes down to d, still too low for pixn violin but would only require a standard-sized viola. The usual modern interpretation of this is to use flrte tenor violin, what Italians would call a violetta, or sometimes the general name for a bass instrument: Remember me on this computer.
Please use the dropdown buttons to set your preferred options, or use the checkbox to accept the defaults. The septimus should be played an octave higher than written by a violin. If we assume the piece should be performed at the notated pitch, what impact does it have on the choice of instruments?
Click here to sign up. Sonata pian’ e forte a 8, alla quarta bassa, C composer. Each of the modes could be used at a high or a low pitch; here the words alla quarta bassa may indicate that the sonata, conceived outside the modal system, is already notated at low pitch and—unlike the eight-part canzonas?
Is Gabrieli telling us this piece also needs to be transposed down or is he merely gabrilei the change in tessitura and telling us that it has already been transposed down a fourth? The alto sackbut has had a significant come- back in recent years as a result of growing interest in historic brass, however, it would appear that even in the seventeenth century, there was a preference for the fuller tone of the tenor trombone compared with the alto.
This includes the following advice, the significant comments are underlined: What are the problems? Looking at the middle parts, choir two appears straight-forward: Speer, Vierfaches Musicalisches Kleeblatt Ulm, but not in edition, which gives a as lowest note. Log In Sign Up.
This means that in the case of Rossi, alla quarta alta indicates the work has already been transposed, so should be played giovaanni the notated pitch. Enter the email address you signed up with and we’ll email you a reset link. This is a comfortable tessitura and a typical lowest note for cornett writing in many works for which the instrument is specified during the late sixteenth and early seventeenth centuries even if sometimes specified as an alternative to the violin.
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We start by assessing the clefs and ranges for each part, including the ranges if the parts are transposed down a fourth. The playing is fluent and exhilarating. My unpublished paper on extant cornetts covers this subject, part of which was presented at the Historic Brass Society Symposium held in Oxford in First, considering the bass of each choir: Skip to main content.
The picture is not so clear for choir one, where the altus and tenor parts are in mezzo-soprano clef and alto clef, respectively. The violino part goes down to A.
The cornetto part goes down to g. September Garieli duration: Welcome to Hyperion Records, an independent British classical label devoted to presenting high-quality recordings of music of all styles and from all periods from the twelfth century to the twenty-first. The other solution to 1 e. Is it possible that the indication alla quarta bassa is not an instruction, but a description?