ISO: Aurelio Signoretti, Missa Loquebantur
  • Richard R.
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    Other than one recording, I can't find the score or much information about the composer online. Anybody have either? (Jeffrey Quick?)

    Richard Rice
  • R J StoveR J Stove
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    There's a passing reference to him (pp. vii-viii) in the 1999 edition of the Greenfield / Layton / March Penguin Guide to Compact Discs, but almost every other Signoretti-related document I've been able to locate via either Google Books or Google Scholar is in Italian.
  • Jeffrey Quick
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    The chief source in RISM is from 1626:
    http://opac.rism.info/index.php?id=6&no_cache=1&L=0&tx_bsbsearch_pi1[field][0]=sdocumentid&tx_bsbsearch_pi1[query][0]=850027136&tx_bsbsearch_pi1[id]=850027136

    There are 2 publications on Worldcat by him (but not of the Mass) . Sacra cantica
    concinenda una, duabus, & tribus vocibus, cum litanijs B. Mariae Virginis quinque vocibus simulque cum basso generalis pro organa. (Venice: Vincenti, 1611) RISM A/I,; P 1037; RISM B/I,; 1611-04. Original in Bologna Civico Museo; microfilms at Harvard and Brandeis
    Cantus vespertinae omnium solemnitatum psalmodiae
    quinis, seu nouenis vocibus concinende ; una cum bassus ad organum / (Venice, Vincenti 1629) Is in Germany. (UNIV BIBL JOHANN CHRISTIAN SENCKENBERG)

    I would suspect that the Tactus recording is a custom and unpublished edition. These are just the databases that I can access from home; I'll try to do more at work tomorrow.
  • Jeffrey Quick
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    Both publications show up as citations (but not digitizations, alas) on the Internet Culturale, as well as this:
    La cappella musicale della Cattedrale di Reggio Emilia all'epoca di Aurelio Signoretti (1567-1631) / Giancarlo Casali
    Firenze : Olschki, [1973]
    Yeah, I know, it's Italian. Get interested in obscure Italian composers, and that's what happens.
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  • Richard R.
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    Thanks, Jeffrey. Can you interpret the citation, as to where this might appear? I'm familiar with RISM, but it's been a long time since my library-scouring days. I have an email in to the conductor, but who knows if that will yield anything.
    Signoretti
  • He's in Grove, citation below. This online version is a subscription database available in large public or university libraries.

    Iain Fenlon. "Signoretti, Aurelio." Grove Music Online. Oxford Music Online. Oxford University Press, accessed April 16, 2013, http://www.oxfordmusiconline.com/subscriber/article/grove/music/25748.

    the author says that Missa ‘Loquebantur’ "is a parody, often quite strict in its contrapuntal technique, of Palestrina's four-voice motet Loquebantur variis linguis Apostoli..."
  • Richard R.
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    Thanks, John. I could hear the Palestrina in the samples of the recording I heard. I'm glad to have that detail confirmed.
  • Jeffrey Quick
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    The manuscript (which is where the Mass is) is in the Biblioteca Municipale Antonio Panizzi, Reggio Emilia (I-REm/ Mus. Sacra 10). Web page is http://panizzi.comune.re.it/ I'm not finding the MS in their digital resources, so you may have to puzzle through http://panizzi.comune.re.it/Sezione.jsp?titolo=Servizi+di+riproduzione&idSezione=159. They do digital files (now pretty much driving out microfilm).

    I'm happy to see that Signoretti was a fellow sackbuteer.
  • Jeffrey Quick
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    Listening to the recording now, thanks to Naxos Music Library. The piece seems to have a lot of energy and clarity. The performance is more than a little manic though; off to the races, then slam on the brakes at the cadences.