Alessandro Grandi

A rather serious-faced Alessandro Grandi (1586-1630)
When he arrived to take up a position at Venice's St Marks in 1617, Grandi had already been maestro di cappella in Ferrara for several years.
He left for Bergamo in 1627, only to fall victim to the plague there in 1630.

Bone Jesu verbum Patris

GRA022.1
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This setting of a free poetic text is one of two duets from the 1629 Terzo libro de motetti.. con sinfonie.
Edited by Dennis Collins.
8pp.
PLEASE NOTE: This edition does not include a continuo realization. If you require one, please tick the box. Remember, it may take a week to produce a continuo part.

Cantabo Domine

GRA201.1
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Edited by Dennis Collins.
4pp.
Scoring: Soprano, continuo.
PLEASE NOTE: This edition does not include a continuo realization.
If you require one, please tick the box. Remember, it may take a week to produce a continuo part.

Cantemus Domino

GRA016.1
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Taken from Il secondo libro de motetti of 1617 (reprinted in 1628), this piece for SAB and continuo sets a text from the Book of Exodus.
Edited by Dennis Collins.
8pp.
PLEASE NOTE: This edition does not include a continuo realization. If you require one, please tick the box. Remember, it may take a week to produce a continuo part.

Decantabant populus Israel

GRA003.1
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A motet in praise of God for tenor, two violins and continuo in which triple and common time alternate, and flowing melody is contrasted with declamatory passages. This piece can also be sung by sopranos.
Edited by Brian Clark.
12pp.

Deus canticum novum

GRA060.1
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The text of this solo soprano motet comes from various psalms.
Edited by Dennis Collins.
4pp.
PLEASE NOTE: This edition does not include a continuo realization. If you require one, please tick the box. Remember, it may take a week to produce a continuo part.

Deus Deus meus

GRA019.1
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Taken from Grandi's first publication (1610, the year Monteverdi's Vespers were also printed), this setting of texts selected from various psalms is scored for Soprano, Alto, Bass and Continuo.
Edited by Dennis Collins.
4pp.
PLEASE NOTE: This edition does not include a continuo realization. If you require one, please tick the box. Remember, it may take a week to produce a continuo part.

Deus misereatur nostri

GRA038.1
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The third soprano part of this setting from Psalm 66 (67) is rather low and should perhaps be taken by an alto. The motet was first published in 1617.
Edited by Dennis Collins.
8pp.
PLEASE NOTE: This edition does not include a continuo realization. If you require one, please tick the box. Remember, it may take a week to produce a continuo part.

Deus misereatur nostri

GRA500.1
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Scored for the unusual combination of three Basses and continuo, this fine piece comes from Grandi's second book of concertato motets. The text comes from the first two verses of Psalm 66 [67 in the King James version].
Edited by Dennis Collins.
8pp.
PLEASE NOTE: This edition does not include a continuo realization. If you require one, please tick the box. Remember, it may take a week to produce a continuo part.

Deus misereatur nostri

GRA515.1
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This is an extraordinary tour de force, setting the opening verses of Psalm 66 [67 in King James] for five equal voices (TTTTT). Grandi's lightness of touch ensures that the texture remains light and transparent - mindful perhaps of the text "May he cause the light of his countenance to shine upon us".
Edited by Dennis Collins.
8pp.
PLEASE NOTE: This edition does not include a continuo realization. If you require one, please tick the box. Remember, it may take a week to produce a continuo part.

Deus qui nos in tantis periculis

GRA015.1
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This motet for SATB and continuo is from Grandi's Quatro libro de motetti (originally 1618, but the edition is based on the corrected reprint of 1628).
Edited by Dennis Collins.
8pp.
PLEASE NOTE: This edition does not include a continuo realization. If you require one, please tick the box. Remember, it may take a week to produce a continuo part.