Gloria, RV 589 (Arrangement for Choir SSAA) - Vocal Score

Catalog: BA8953-90

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Gloria, RV 589

Vocal score of the arrangement for Choir SSAA

For Soprano solo (2), Alto solo, Female choir: SSAA, Trumpet, Oboe, Violin (2), Viola and Basso continuo (Violoncello, Double bass and Organ).

The “Gloria” RV 589 is one of Vivaldi’s most popular compositions today and one of the most regularly performed sacred vocal works from the Baroque era. The work was, in all probability, composed around 1716 during Vivaldi’s time at the Ospedale della Pieta, an orphanage for girls in Venice.

Although Vivaldi’s “Gloria” was written for solo voices and mixed choir, it is likely that it was performed at the girls’ orphanage with female voices only. Taking this into account, Malcolm Bruno’s careful arrangement for choir SSAA is of some relevance. The work, when set for female voices or children’s choir, remains a true masterpiece.

The “Kyrie” RV 587 for two choirs and two string ensembles, as arranged here for female choir, displays its own charm. It can be performed together with the Gloria as a type of short mass.

Both arrangements are based on the recently published Urtext editions of these works. The piano reductions by editor Malcolm Bruno are easy to play and preserve the character of the works.

  • Effective arrangements for female choir
  • Forewords in English and German
  • Straightforward, idiomatic piano reductions
  • Kyrie and Gloria can be combined for performance

The orchestral parts for the original SATB version can be used for the performance of these arrangements.

Vocal score edited and arranged by Malcolm Bruno. Text in Latin with commentary in English and German.

Table of Contents:
  • 1. Gloria in excelsis Deo
  • 2. Et in terra pax hominibus
  • 3. Laudamus te
  • 4. Gratias agimus tibi
  • 5. Domine Deus, Rex coelestis
  • 6. Domine Fili unigenite
  • 7. Domine Deus, Agnus Dei
  • 8. Qui tollis peccata mundi
  • 9. Qui sedes ad dexteram Patris
  • 10. Quoniam tu solus sanctus
  • 11. Cum Sancto Spiritu
Sample Pages
Publisher: Bärenreiter
Composer/Author: Vivaldi, Antonio
Arranger/Editor: Bruno, Malcolm
Catalog Number: BA8953-90
Pages: 46

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