Missa brevis a 4 (Bonifazio Graziani)

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  • (Posted 2021-06-08)  CPDL #64700:  File details.gif  File details.gif 
Editor: Simon Biazeck (submitted 2021-06-08).   Score information: A4, 26 pages, 520 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: Transposed up a tone. The inessential organ part (merely a basso seguente) has been realized by the editor. Credo not included.
  • (Posted 2016-01-01)  CPDL #38028:  File details.gif  File details.gif  File details.gif 
Editor: William Evans (submitted 2016-01-01).   Score information: A4, 16 pages, 432 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: Performance edition by William Evans, 2015. Transcribed from Il primo libro delle messe a quattro, e cinque del Signor D. Bonifatio Gratiani, opera decima ottava. Roma: Angelo Mutii (1671). Archived at http://daten.digitale-sammlungen.de/bsb00087624/image_1, Bayerische Staatsbibliothek: 4 Mus.pr. 72; urn:nbn:de:bvb:12-bsb00087624-1. My grateful thanks to MDZ for providing this resource online. RISM A Sigla: G 3685, http://www.printed-sacred-music.org/manuscripts/00000000001659.
Credo omitted, note values halved; tempo markings, musica ficta and rests at phrase endings are editorial. Only one iteration of the Agnus Dei was originally published; for liturgical purposes a suitable plainchant from Graduale Romanum, Ordinarium Missae (Kyriale) - XI. In Dominicis infra annum (Orbis Factor) is included and the words of dona nobis pacem are used for the polyphony.

General Information

Title: Missa brevis a 4
Composer: Bonifazio Graziani

Number of voices: 4vv   Voicing: SATB
Genre: SacredMass

Language: Latin
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1671 in Il primo libro delle messe a quattro e cinque, no. 2
Description: May be performed with continuo accompaniment.

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Original text and translations

For information, refer to the Mass page. For texts and translations, see the individual pages:

KyrieGloriaCredoSanctus & BenedictusAgnus Dei