Francisco Valls: Missa Scala Aretina

Books | Soprano, Alto, Tenor, Bass, Organ

Publisher: Novello
Artist: Francisco Valls
Format: Sheet Music | Vocal Work
For 11 voices in 3 choirs, instruments and continuo.
The Scala Aretina is Valls' best-known work, taking its name from the Guidonian hexachord upon which it is constructed. The mass gave rise to one of the most contested controversies in the history of music: in the Qui Tollis of the Gloria, the entry of the 2nd choir soprano forms an unprepared ninths - certainly an infringement of the rules of harmony. This sparked off an unprecedented battle among Spanish musicians as to the value of rules in musical composition, and the value of pleasing the ear as an aesthetic principle as opposed to artistic freedom.
ISBN: 9780853602989
No of pages: 192
Language: English, Spanish
Catalogue No: NOV072333

      Musicroom Reviews

      Excellent piece of music. Can plug my headphones into my computer speakers and switch off completely and relax to this mass. Would love to hear it live.
      Monica B - (Manchester)

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