Merritts Hill Music

Merritts Hill Music

Sonata Pian' e Forte

G. Gabrieli

Category: 10-piece Brass

Duration: 3' 45"

Price: £15.95

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Gabrieli's famous Sonata was written for two four-part choirs of unspecified instruments and lends itself particularly to the sonority of brass. There are plenty of "arrangements" for eight players, but this one uses all ten. The antiphony is the same, but as the music progresses the extra instruments allow the sound of each choir to shift kaleidoscopically. The audio track does its best to show this.

Although we hope that alternate loud and quiet playing is no longer a novelty, someone, it seems, had to think of it all those years ago.

Includes duplicate parts for E flat horn, treble clef trombones and E flat or B flat bass.