Format : Sheet music
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 Piet an orphanage for girls in Venice. Although Vivaldi s Gloria (BA 8953) 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 (BA8954)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 choirForewords in English and GermanStraightforward idiomatic piano reductionsKyrie and Gloria can be combined for performanceThe orchestral parts for the original SATB version can be used for the performance of these arrangements.