VERDI, Giuseppe, 1813-1901

Libera me, Domine. Messe per Rossini. Facsimile dell’autografo

[Mass for Rossini]

detail of sotte voce recitative

Parma, 1988. 32 x 45 cm, viii, 80 pp. For orchestra and chorus. Superb full-color halftone of the autograph full score in the original loose folio format. Composed in 1869 as the last movement (no.13) of a Mass commissioned to 13 Italian composers in homage to Rossini and for the commemoration of the first anniversary of his death. Importantly, Verdi’s contribution become a point of departure for the Requiem taken up at a much later date. Preface by Francesco Cossiga & commentary by Pierluigi Petrobelli. Limited numbered edition of 1000 copies. Handsome portfolio with linen spine and printed paper boards. $145


Verdi, Libera me

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