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Gabrieli, Andrea Andrea Gabrieli
Italia Italia
(1533 - 1585)
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Gabrieli, Andrea: "Ricercar in the 12th Mode" for Flute Quartet

"Ricercar in the 12th Mode" for Flute Quartet
Andrea Gabrieli




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Composer :Andrea GabrieliGabrieli, Andrea (1533 - 1585)
Instrumentation :

Wind quartet

Style :

Renaissance

Arranger :
Publisher :
Andrea GabrieliMagatagan, Mike (1960 - )
Copyright :Public Domain
Andrea Gabrieli (1532-1585) was an Italian composer and organist of the late Renaissance. The uncle of the somewhat more famous Giovanni Gabrieli, he was the first internationally renowned member of the Venetian School of composers, and was extremely influential in spreading the Venetian style in Italy as well as in Germany.

Details on Gabrieli's early life are sketchy. He was probably a native of Venice, most likely the parish of S. Geremia. He may have been a pupil of Adrian Willaert at St. Mark's in Venice at an early age. There is some evidence that he may have spent some time in Verona in the early 1550s, due to a connection with Vincenzo Ruffo, who worked there as maestro di cappella – Ruffo published one of Gabrieli's madrigals in 1554, and Gabrieli also wrote some music for a Veronese academy. Gabrieli is known to have been organist in Cannaregio between 1555 and 1557, at which time he competed unsuccessfully for the post of organist at St. Mark's.

St. Mark’s Cathedral in Venice became a center for instrumental music during the 16th century. Andrea Gabrieli was the organist at St. Mark’s. Gabrieli ‘s Ricercar in the 12th Mode was written for four instruments (soprano, Alto, Tenor and bass). A Ricercar was a polyphonic instrumental composition employing imitation. This piece was an early step toward more elaborate instrumental music that developed in the Baroque period.

This example of Renaissance music lets one imagine dancing in royal European Courts. The tempo is lively. The rythmn changes as the form changes. The tone color is not too dense with the use of a flute ensemble.

Although originally written for voice, I created this arrangement for Flute Quartet (Piccolo, 2 Flutes and Alto Flute).
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Added by magataganm the 2012-12-29


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This sheet music is part of the collection of magataganm :
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