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.

Amo Christum

GRA001.1
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A delightful motet from Grandi's Terzo libro di mottetti con sinfonie of 1629 in which the verses and ritornelli become increasingly ornate.
Edited by Brian Clark.
8pp.
Scoring: Soprano, 2 violins, continuo.

Anima mea liquefacta est

GRA512.1
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"My soul is melted" is the opening of the text of this expressive motet. The phrase returns throughout the work, each time given to a different voice until, finally, all five singers "melt" in a downward spiral to an effective plagal cadence.
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.

Aperi mihi

GRA203.1
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Edited by Dennis Collins.
4pp.
Scoring: Soprano, Tenor, 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.

Audite populi

GRA061.1
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This motet for Alto and Continuo is printed here in treble clef. It is also available in trebletenor clef at the same pitch, if required. The texts are paraphrases of words from the Books of Jeremiah and Joel.
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.

Audivi vocem

GRA036.1
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Scored for SSATB and continuo, this motet initially sets the tenor and bass apart from the upper voices until the final section, "And we shall always give you praise".
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.

Ave mundi spes

GRA002.1
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Setting a Marian text (Grandi's favourite sort of text!), this motet for soprano, two violins and continuo is from his third book of such motets, and is written in his familiar strophic form: some editorial ornamentation is added at the close.
Edited by Brian Clark.
4pp.

Ave regina caelorum

GRA508.1
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After the opening "Ave" comes a Tenor / Bass duet. The second "Ave" is followed by a duet for the Sopranos. Thereafter, Grandi uses the five-part texture, alternates between three high voices and three low ones, before building to the final SSATB cadence "et pro nobis Christum exora."
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.

Ave sanctissima Maria

GRA048.1
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This soprano duet setting of a text atrributed to Pope Sixtus IV comes from Grandi's last book of concertato motets, published in 1630. There is little virtuosity; Grandi's interest seems to have lain more in producing a euphonious sound.
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.

Benedictus sit

GRA518.1
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This Soprano / Alto duet comes from the sixth and last of the composer's concertato motets, printed in 1630 (the year he died). Setting two verses of s text based on quotations from the Book of Tobias, the motet alternates between common and triple time. Both sections end with an extensive Alleluia.
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.

Bone Jesu verbum Patris

GRA085.1
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This soprano duet was published in the composer's fourth book of motets.
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.