Messa da morto [Manuscript full score]. Angelo CATELANI.
Messa da morto [Manuscript full score]

Messa da morto [Manuscript full score]

a due tenori e basso di Angelo Catelani Op. 108

[ca. 1860-1880].

Folio. Dark green cloth-backed marbled boards, titling gilt to spine. 1f. (title), 103, [1] (blank) pp. Notated in black ink on medium-weight 20-stave paper.

From the collection of Italian conductor, vocal coach, and close associate of Puccini and Mascagni, Luigi Ricci (1893-1981); previously from the collection of Italian composer Francesco Maria Albini (1829-1917), with his signature and inventory number 797 to title page.

A clean manuscript in a single hand throughout, in all likelihood executed specifically for Albini.

Binding slightly rubbed and bumped. Right edges slightly cockled.

No other full score located, either published or in manuscript.

A reduction for voices and organ was made by the organist and composer Pietro Cornali (1804-1880), published by Ricordi in 1856 [PN 28081]. According to Catalani's autobiographical notes: "This reduction, although beautiful, cannot give the effects I conceived and expressed with the instruments in the easiest and simpliest way." Valdrighi: Cataloghi della musica di composizione e proprietà del M. Angelo Catelani (Modena: Musurgiana, 1893), p. 56.

Catalani studied with Zingarelli and Crescentini and had lessons with Donizetti. "He was appointed maestro di cappella to the Modenese court in 1846 and at the cathedral in 1848 according to his memoirs, but Roncaglia stated that his court position was that of Regolatore delle funzioni di chiesa." Bruno Cagli in Grove Music Online.

Item #33372

Price: $350.00  other currencies

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