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Missa Scala Aretina

COMPOSER: Francisco Valls
PUBLISHER: Novello and Co
PRODUCT TYPE: Vocal Score
INSTRUMENT GROUP: Mixed Choir
For 11 voices in 3 choirs, instruments and continuo. The Scala Aretina is Valls' best-known work, taking its name from the Guidonian hexachord upon which it is constructed. The mass gave rise to one of the most contestedcontroversies in the history of music: in the Qui Tollis of the Gloria, the
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Composer Francisco Valls
Publisher Novello and Co
Instrumentation SATB and Organ
Product Type Vocal Score
Instrument Group Mixed Choir
Style Period Baroque
Genre Sacred
ISBN 9780853602989
EAN 5020679245415
Style Period Baroque
Theme View desc Sacred
Voicing SATB
No. MUSNOV072333
Description
For 11 voices in 3 choirs, instruments and continuo.
The Scala Aretina is Valls' best-known work, taking its name from the Guidonian hexachord upon which it is constructed. The mass gave rise to one of the most contestedcontroversies in the history of music: in the Qui Tollis of the Gloria, the entry of the 2nd choir soprano forms an unprepared ninths - certainly an infringement of the rules of harmony. This sparked off an unprecedentedbattle among Spanish musicians as to the value of rules in musical composition, and the value of pleasing the ear as an aesthetic principle as opposed to artistic freedom.
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