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Aria di Chiesa

From Wind Repertory Project
Alessandro Stradella

Alessandro Stradella (trans. Thomas Fraschillo)


Subtitle: Pieta Signore


General Info

Year: c. 1833 / 2008
Duration: c. 4:25
Difficulty: II-1/2 (see Ratings for explanation)
Original Medium: Voice and chamber instruments
Publisher: C. Alan Publications
Cost: Score and Parts (print) - $68.00   |   Score Only (print) - $12.00


Instrumentation

Full Score
Flute I-II
Oboe I-II
Bassoon
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 Trumpet I-II
E-flat Horn or Alto I-II
Horn in F I-II-III-IV
Trombone I-II-III
Euphonium
Tuba
Timpani


Errata

None discovered thus far.


Program Notes

Pieta Signore is a church aria set to music by Alessandro Stradella. Like many arias intended for performance in a church setting, the lyrics deal with repentance and forgiveness. The Italian lyrics translate to:

Have mercy, Lord, on me in my remorse!
Lord, have mercy, if my prayer rises to you;
do not chastise me in your severity,
less harshly, always mercifully, look down on me.
Never let me be condemned to hell,
in the eternal fire by your severity.

- Program Note by Nikk Pilato


Aria Di Chiesa was likely written around 1833, in a musical climate that was obsessed with music of the Renaissance and Baroque periods. The likely first performance was on March 24, 1833, as part of the second Concert Historique. It was performed by a tenor soloist with two viols and two bass viols, and with a different text (Se I miei sospiri). It was enthusiastically received and has remained popular to this day for vocal and instrumental soloists alike.

- Program Note from Teaching Music through Performance in Band


Commercial Discography

None discovered thus far.


Media


State Ratings

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Performances

To submit a performance please join The Wind Repertory Project

  • University of Colorado Boulder Concert Band (Matthew Dockendorf, conductor) – 22 October 2018
  • University of North Carolina, Greensboro, Wind Ensemble (John R. Locke, conductor) – 27 September 2018
  • The University of Southern Mississippi (Hattisburg) Wind Ensemble (Catherine Rand, conductor) – 23 February 2018 (CBDNA 2018 Southern Conference, Tampa, Fla.)
  • University of Missouri, Kansas City, Wind Ensemble (Joseph Parisi, conductor) – 4 February 2016
  • Northwestern University (Evanston, Ill.) Symphonic Band (Shawn Vondran, conductor) – 6 December 2015
  • California State University Long Beach Concert Band (Nikk Pilato, conductor) - 5 December 2011


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