Messa à 4

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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] ... continued below

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

Creation Information

Bisso, Matteo, 1705-1776 Creation Date: Unknown.

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  • Hammer, Christoph The physical item is from the personal collection of Christoph Hammer.

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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.

Physical Description

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

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

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

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].

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."

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Virtual Music Rare Book Room

The Virtual Music Rare Book Room is composed primarily of digitized materials held in the UNT Music Library's Edna Mae Sandborn Music Rare Book Room. The collection is particularly strong in eighteenth-century French opera, due in large part to the influence of musicologist Lloyd Hibberd on the development of the collection.

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  • June 14, 2012, 10:27 a.m.

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  • June 18, 2012, 11:38 a.m.

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Bisso, Matteo, 1705-1776. Messa à 4, score, Date Unknown; (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc86519/: accessed November 22, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Music Library.