Free sheet music
My account (login)


Vivanco, Sebastian de Sebastian de Vivanco
Spain Spain
(1551 - 1622)
1 sheet music
1 MP3

"For 20 years we provide a free and legal service for free sheet music.

If you use and like, thank you to consider support donation.

About / Member testimonies

Oboe Sheet music Double-Reed Quartet Sebastian de Vivanco
Vivanco, Sebastian de: "O quam suavis est" for Double Reed Quartet

"O quam suavis est" for Double Reed Quartet
Sebastian de Vivanco

Annotate this sheet music
Note the level :
Note the interest :

ListenDownload MP3 : "O quam suavis est" (O how sweet is thy spirit, Lord) for Double Reed Quartet 1x 24x ViewDownload PDF : "O quam suavis est" (O how sweet is thy spirit, Lord) for Double Reed Quartet (7 pages - 160.59 Ko)4x

Now that you have this PDF score, member's artist are waiting for a feedback from you in exchange of this free access.

Please log in or create a free account so you can :

leave your comment
notate the skill level of this score
assign an heart (and thus participate in improving the relevance of the ranking)
add this score to your library
add your audio or video interpretation

Log in or sign up for free
and participate in the community

ViewDownload PDF : Bassoon (58.67 Ko)
ViewDownload PDF : English Horn (60.97 Ko)
ViewDownload PDF : Oboe 1 (59.56 Ko)
ViewDownload PDF : Oboe 2 (60.48 Ko)
ViewDownload PDF : Full Score (115.59 Ko)

Composer :Sebastian de VivancoVivanco, Sebastian de (1551 - 1622)
Instrumentation :

Double-Reed Quartet

Style :


Arranger :
Publisher :
Sebastian de VivancoMagatagan, Mike (1960 - )
Copyright :Public Domain
Sebastián de Vivanco (c. 1551 - 1622) was a Spanish priest and composer of the Renaissance. He was born in Ávila, like Tomás Luis de Victoria; however, the exact date of his birth is unknown. It is hypothesized that he was born a few years after Victoria and that they both knew each other as children and sang together at the chapel of the Cathedral of Ávila. During the time that Vivanco sang in the chorus, the maestri di cappella were Gerónimo de Espinar, Bernardino de Ribera (1559) and Juan Navarro Hispalensis (1563). This last composer had the most profound influence on Vivanco. After 1566, with the change in his voice, Vivanco commenced studies as a priest, as Victoria had done.

Around 1576, while still a subdeacon, he was named maestro di cappella at the Cathedral of Lérida, but shortly thereafter, on July 4, 1576, he was dismissed from this position. Upon his return to Castille, in February 1577, he was named maestro di cappella at the Cathedral of Segovia, a position of higher prestige and pay than the previous ones. He moved there with his mother and remained there for the following ten years. During this period he became a deacon and then, in 1581, was ordained as a priest.

In 1588, he returned to his native city, Ávila, in order to take charge of the cathedral chapel. He remained here until 1602, when he took possession of the position of maestro di cappella at the Cathedral of Salamanca. This was his last position and the most important to his musical contributions. His three publications were printed during his time in this city. On February 19, 1603, he became professor of music at the University of Salamanca, and on March 4 of the same year, he received the degree of Master of Arts honoris causa. Vivanco was occupied with his position in the cathedral of the university until his death, on October 26, 1622.

The bulk of Vivanco's surviving work was published in three books in Salamanca between 1607 and 1610 by the printer Artus Taberniel of Antwerp, who by then was the official printer of the University of Salamanca. The books contain a selection probably chosen by the composer himself of his best pieces, spanning over 40 years of work.

Source: Wikipedia ( o).

Although originally created for four (4) Voices (SATB), I created this Arrangement of the "O quam suavis est" (O how sweet is thy spirit, Lord) for Double-Reed Quartet (2 Oboes, English Horn & Bassoon).
Added by magataganm the 2020-02-17

0 comment

Report problem

This sheet music is part of the collection of magataganm :
Woodwind Arrangements
Sheet music list :
› Sonata in A Major from Chandos Anthem No. 8 for Oboe & Strings
› "À Tout Jamais" for Oboe & Bassoon Quartet - Oboe and bassoon
› "Élévation ou Communion" from "L'Organiste Moderne" for Oboe & Harp
› "Ach, dass ich Wassers gnug hätte" for English Horn & Strings
› "Adieu Anvers" for Double Reed Quintet - Oboe, English horn, Bassoon
› "Adieux de l'hôtesse Arabe" for Oboe & Strings
› "Agnus Dei " from the Mass in B Minor for Double-Reed Trio
› "Album Leaf" from Lyric Pieces for Clarinet & Strings
› "All we Like Sheep have Gone Astray" for Winds & Strings
› "Allegro di Molto" from "Lieder ohne Worte" for Oboe & Strings

Cookies allow us to personalize content and ads, to provide social media-related features and analyze our traffic. We also share information on the use of our site with our social media partners, advertising and analytics, which can combine them with other information you have provided to them or collected in your use of their services.
Learn more and set cookiesClose