Vespers to the Blessed Virgin

From Wind Repertory Project
Claudio Monteverdi

Claudio Monteverdi (arr. Arthur Frackenpohl)

General Info

Year: 1610 / 1989
Duration: c. 15:30
Difficulty: (see Ratings for explanation)
Original Medium: Voices and orchestra
Publisher: Hal Leonard
Cost: Score and Parts (print) - $75.00


1. Ave Maris Stella (Monteverdi)
2. Deus In Adjutorium (Monteverdi) – 2:15
3. Lauda Jerusalem
4. Nisi Dominus (Ps.126) (Monteverdi)
5. Sicut Erat in Principio (Monteverdi)


Full Score
B-flat Trumpet I-II
Horn in F


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

Vespro della Beata Vergine (Vespers for the Blessed Virgin), SV 206, is a musical setting by Claudio Monteverdi of the evening vespers on Marian feasts, scored for soloists, choirs, and orchestra. It is an ambitious work in scope and in its variety of style and scoring, and has a duration of around 90 minutes.

Published in Venice (with a dedication to Pope Paul V dated 1 September 1610) as Sanctissimae Virgini Missa senis vocibus ac Vesperae pluribus decantandae, cum nonnullis sacris concentibus, ad Sacella sive Principum Cubicula accommodata ("Mass for the Most Holy Virgin for six voices, and Vespers for several voices with some sacred songs, suitable for chapels and ducal chambers"), it is sometimes called Monteverdi's Vespers of 1610.

- Program Note from Wikipedia

Transcribed for triple brass quintet by Arthur Frackenpohl, this transcription was written expressly for the Canadian Brass and principal brass players from the New York Philharmonic and Boston Symphony.

- Program Note from publisher


State Ratings

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