Johann Melchior Gletle

The title-page of Gletle's "Psalmi Vespertini"
Swiss by birth, Gletle was appointed cathedral organist at Augsburg in 1651
and Kapellmeister three years later; he remained in that position until his death in 1683.

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Pie Pellicane

This setting of the sixth and seventh quatrains of the Oratio S. Thomae can function as a hymn on the Feast of the Most Blessed Sacrament.
Edited by Jean-Luc Gester.
8pp.
Scoring: Soprano, 2 violins, trombone (or viola da gamba), continuo.
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Qualis ista tam serena

This Christmas motet is taken from Gletle's 1677 set of solo pieces. Three verses of a triple time aria with instrumental ritornelli are followed by a more declamatory section, that leads into a celebratory Noe!
Edited by Jean-Luc Gester.
12pp.
Scoring: Soprano solo, 2 violins, 2 violas, continuo.
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Regina coeli

Gletle sets this Marian antiphon as a duet for sopranos or tenors, and he takes an opportunity to display his contrapuntal gifts, but never at the expense of his trademark melody.
Edited by Jean-Luc Gester.
8pp.
Scoring: 2 sopranos, continuo.
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Regina coeli

Typically of the composer, there are many interesting harmonic twists, and the various verses of the text are set in different styles.
Edited by Jean-Luc Gester.
16pp.
Scoring: Tenor (or Soprano) solo, 2 violins, 2 violas, bassoon, continuo.
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Salve regina

This Marian antiphon setting can only be sung by basses with considerable agility - and a good bottom C! As you can see from the first page of the score, the writing is virtuosic, with semiquaver runs and a range of over two octaves.
Edited by Jean-Luc Gester.
12pp.
Scoring: Bass solo, 2 violins, bassoon, continuo.
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Salve regina

This lovely Marian antiphon setting is for solo tenor (or soprano) with five-part strings and continuo. Once again, it confirms Gletle's melodic gifts.
Edited by Jean-Luc Gester.
12pp.
Scoring: Tenor (or Soprano) solo, 2 violins, 2 violas, bassoon, continuo.
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Sileat misericordiam

An invocation to the Virgin, the piece is headed in all the parts "con maniera & affetti per tutto".
Edited by Jean-Luc Gester.
16pp.
Scoring: Alto solo, 2 viole, basso di viola, continuo.