SATB choir a cappella (SATB choir)
Composed by Andrea Gabrieli (1533-1585). Edited by Rod Walker. Octavo. Alliance Music Publications #AMP 0050. Published by Alliance Music Publications (AN.AMP-0050).
Item Number: AN.AMP-0050
The uncle of celebrated Italian composer Giovanni Gabrieli, Andrea Gabrieli wasrespected both as an organist and as a teacher--Giovanni and Hans Leo Hasslerwere among his better known pupils.' His highly regarded compositions rangedfrom instrumental works to sacred choral music to comic madrigals, Manyconsider his largest musical contribution to be the introduction of instruments intochoral textures devised on a grand scale.
Kyrie is an excellent example of the composer's four-part writing in the churchstyle, Care should be taken to maintain legato throughout and to be aware of theimitative passages in the form of the piece.
Dynamic and phrase markings are editorial, R.W.