Scarlatti, A.: Selected Sacred Music
Series: Baroque Era Publisher: A-R Editions
Selected Sacred Music
Edited by Luca Della Libera
B181 Scarlatti, A.: Selected Sacred Music
978-0-89579-742-1 Full Score (2012) 9x12, xvi + 116 pp.
These four sacred works by Alessandro Scarlatti display stylistic traits which, on the one hand, are derived from those of Palestrina and, on the other hand, show a particular attention to advanced expressive techniques. Although they are conservative in their scoring, being either a cappella or for voices with continuo, Scarlatti augments that basic texture with more heterogenous styles, especially in the Missa defunctorum and the Magnificat setting. This critical edition enriches our acquaintance with this repertoire, which has been too little explored by scholars and musicians.
Introit: “Requiem aeternam dona eis Domine”
Gradual: “Requiem aeternam—Absolve, Domine”
Sequence: “Dies irae, dies illa”
Offertory: “Domine Jesu Christe”
Communion: “Lux aeterna”