E-flat Soprano Clarinet
B-flat Soprano Clarinet I-II-III
B-flat Bass Clarinet
E-flat Alto Saxophone I-II
B-flat Tenor Saxophone
E-flat Baritone Saxophone
B-flat Cornet I-II-III
B-flat Trumpet I-II
Horn in F I-II-III-IV
Percussion I-II-III-IV, including:
- Suspended Cymbal
None discovered thus far.
Quirino Gasparini (1721-1778) was born near Bergamo, Italy, and although he studied for the priesthood, he devoted most of his life to composing primarily church music. Adoramus te, Christe is traditionally performed during the Stations of the Cross on Good Friday.
Adoramus te, Christe
Et benedicimus tibi,
Quia per sanctam crucem tuam
We adore you, Christ
And we bless you,
Who through your holy cross,
Redeemed the world.
Gasparini met Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and his father, Leopold Mozart, in 1771 and they established a friendship. Adoramus te, Christe was mistakenly attributed to Wolfgang Mozart until 1922, when it was ascertained that the work was really a copy in Leopold’s hand of a work by Gasparini. This setting for winds -- to accompany the original choral score -- was arranged by Timothy Mahr for the St. Olaf Symphonic Band.
- Program Note by Brigham Young University Wind Symphony concert program, 5 March 2015
The career of Italian composer Quirino Gasparini culminated with his appointment as maestro di capella of the Turin Chapel from 1760 until his death in 1778. Although his work is not as well known as many of his contemporaries, Gasparini was much admired during his day. Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and his father, Leopold Mozart, met Gasparini in 1771 and the threesome established a friendship. Adoramus te, Christe was attributed to W.A. Mozart until 1922, when it was ascertained that the work was a copy in Leopold’s hand of a work by Gasparini. That the composition was thought to be from Mozart’s pen is a testament to its musical integrity.
- Program Note by Timothy Mahr
- Audio CD: St. Olaf Band (Timothy Mahr, conductor) 1997-98
None discovered thus far.
To submit a performance please join The Wind Repertory Project
- Concordia College (Moorhead, Minn.) Band (Peter Haberman, conductor) – 7 April 2019
- Brigham Young University (Provo, Utah) Wind Symphony (Andrew Crane, conductor) – 13 April 2018
- Brigham Young University (Provo, Utah) Wind Orchestra (Richard G. Mayne, conductor) - 5 March 2015 (80th Annual ABA National Convention)
- St. Olaf College (Northfield, Minn.) Band (Timothy Mahr, conductor) – 21 March 2013 (CBDNA 2013 National Conference, Greensboro, N.C.)
Works for Winds by This Composer