Messa à 4

Description:

This a manuscript copy of two Mass movements, Kyrie and Gloria, gathered from a "Messa à 4." The copyist, Vincenso Marchetti, attributed this mass to the composer Matteo Bisso. The texts of both movements of the Mass are divided in several sections and set musically for an ensemble of mixed choir (S.A.T.B), vocal soloists, strings and basso continuo. Each section reflects changes of tonality, tempo, and musical meter. The composer indicated dynamics, the use of muted strings (e.g., p.[84]) and performance indications such as unison and col parte (e.g., p. [76] and p.[79]). The last section for the Chirie [sic] is set musically as a slow fugue in triple meter.

Creator(s): Bisso, Matteo, 1705-1776
Creation Date: Unknown
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UNT Music Library
Collection(s):
Virtual Music Rare Book Room
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Creator (Composer):
Bisso, Matteo, 1705-1776

"Del Signor Don Matteo Bisso Genovese"--T.p.

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Description:

This a manuscript copy of two Mass movements, Kyrie and Gloria, gathered from a "Messa à 4." The copyist, Vincenso Marchetti, attributed this mass to the composer Matteo Bisso. The texts of both movements of the Mass are divided in several sections and set musically for an ensemble of mixed choir (S.A.T.B), vocal soloists, strings and basso continuo. Each section reflects changes of tonality, tempo, and musical meter. The composer indicated dynamics, the use of muted strings (e.g., p.[84]) and performance indications such as unison and col parte (e.g., p. [76] and p.[79]). The last section for the Chirie [sic] is set musically as a slow fugue in triple meter.

Note:

Full title as it appears in the t.p.: Messa à 4 [concertata] con vv e [ripieni] del signor Matteo Bisso, Genovese.

Note:

Matteo Bisso (1705-1776) was a Genoese composer of sacred music and the choir director at the Church of Saint Ambrogio in Genoa, Italy.

Note:

Although the individual pages of this manuscript are not numbered, the copyist indicated the number of measures for each section of music at its end on the right side of the page margin. The ink used from p.[42] to the end of the manuscript is considerably lighter that the one used for the t.p. and pp. [1-41].

Note:

A short doxology that reads, "Laudamus te Deo, e beata Maria Virgine, Finis," appears at the bottom of the last page. Also, at the top of that page there is a handwritten entry in pencil concerning the composer, which reads, "Bisso - maestro di cappella del Duomo di Genova, del 1728 al 1755."

Physical Description:

1 ms. score ([113] p.) ; 23 x 31 cm.

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Contributor(s):
  • Other : Marchetti, Vincenzo "Copiata da me Vincenzo Marchetti [per] mio uso"--T.p.
  • Owner : Hammer, Christoph The physical item is from the personal collection of Christoph Hammer.
Partner:
UNT Music Library
Collection:
Virtual Music Rare Book Room
Identifier:
  • ARK: ark:/67531/metadc86519
Resource Type: Musical Score/Notation
Format: Image
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Statement: Permission from Christoph Hammer is required to perform or make editions of this work.