Vivaldi, Antonio (biography)
March 4,1678 , Venice
July 28, 1741 , Vienna
Vivalidi was a very prolific composer and had some 500 concertos to his credit.
Vivaldi wrote at least three settings of the hymn Gloria in excelsis Deo, whose words date probably from the 4th Century and which is an integral part of the Ordinary of the Mass. Two survive: RV 588 and RV 589. A third, RV 590, is mentioned only in the Kreuzherren catalogue and presumed lost. The RV 589 Gloria is a familiar and popular piece among sacred works by Vivaldi. It was probably written at about the same time as the RV 588, possibly in 1715.
|Score Key:||F major (Sounding Pitch) D major (Alto Saxophone in Eb) (View more F major Music for Saxophone )|
|Tempo Marking:||Allegro [ = c.116] (View more music marked Allegro)|
|Time Signature:||4/4 (View more 4/4 Music)|
|Number of Pages:||5|
|Difficulty:||Intermediate Level: Recommended for Intermediate Level players|