La Battaglia a 8 (Francesco Usper)

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  • (Posted 2010-06-17)  CPDL #21806:       
Editor: Tim Risher (submitted 2010-06-17).   Score information: Letter, 41 pages, 1.16 MB   Copyright: CC BY
Edition notes: I have tried to add Usper's instructions as much as possible ("Here only Tenor sings" etc). As for the instrumentation, Usper only has two parts marked with the names of instruments (trombones), but many combinations can be considered - strings in one choir, winds in the other (cornetti and trombones), for example. The parts for the instruments are included. I made an error with his birthdate on the score - it should be 1560 and not 1570.

General Information

Title: La Battaglia
Composer: Francesco Usper

Number of voices: 8vv   Voicing: SATB.SATB
Genre: SacredMadrigal

Language: Latin
Instruments: Mixed ensemble

First published: 1619
Description: The "La Battaglia" is the final piece from Usper's collection "Compositioni Armoniche", first published in 1619. The text is the Psalm 150, and uses instruments, vocalists and organ continuo.

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Original text and translations

Original text and translations may be found at Psalm 150.