User:Paul R. Marchesano
Contributor since: 2003-04-08
Number of scores on CPDL: 131 individual works (some multiple movement works, 13 of which are complete Mass settings).
Works with editions by this editor: 161 (see list)
Born: 1963, New York, NY
Professional singer and organist in Philadelphia, PA. Tenor section leader for the premier professional ensemble VoxAmaDeus in the Philadelphia area, free-lance professional tenor and occasional member of the semi-professional 20-voice ensemble, Ancient Voices, at the University of Pennsylvania.
I also am a pipe organ restorer, maintaining a small number of organs in the Philadelphia area, and consulting nationally.
I produce distinctly modern editions of mostly Renaissance works for performance by ensembles today. It is my intention that these works can easily be performed by concert or church choirs of varying degrees of experience. In order to make my editions accessible, I generally choose to half note values and set key signatures that will be compatible with most performers. Unless the original pitch and voicing sits at an uncomfortable range for most modern ensembles, I publish at original pitch. Please contact me if you need to have an edition transposed and are unable to do so! Inquiries and requests are welcome.
In addition to the free contributions above, I have prepared the first (to my knowledge) modern edition of Six Solo Cantatas for solo voice (soprano, tenor) and instrumental ensembles (strings, continuo plus additional instruments) by Thomas Arne, published in 1755. Full score plus realized continuo part, instrumental parts, as well as wav or mp3 files of synth. voice will be included. Because of the scope of the project, I will seek to publish these for a reasonable fee. Enquiries are welcome.