Beati pauperes

Beati pauperes : Vocal score

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for SATTB and organ continuo Sweelinck's setting of the Beatitudes is suitable for any Saint's day or the commemoration of the faithful departed. For the words 'Blessed are they which are persecuted for righteousness' sake', Sweelinck used a powerful chain of suspensions over a rising more

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  • Sheet music | 16 pages
  • 179 x 254 x 1mm | 35g
  • Oxford University Press
  • Oxford, United Kingdom
  • 0193950200
  • 9780193950207

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If you think of Sweelinck as a keyboard composer only, prepare for a welcome surprise! . . .They are composed in a strong polyphonic idiom typical of the late Renaissance. The five voices may be supported by organ continuo (a realization is provided in this edition), but the pieces may be performed successfully a cappella. Beati pauperes is in two main sections (the secunda pars follows a perfect cadence), while O sacrum convivium has a joyful section in triple-time before quadruple metre returns for the ingeniously contrapuntal Alleluias that close the motet. Choirs with the resources and skills to perform these works will surely find them excellent additions to their repertoire. * Christopher Maxi, Church Music Quarterly, December 2010 * The edition is excellent, with brief notes on the composers, source, editorial method, text and translation, and performance suggestions. The music of both pieces is splendid . . . and the chain of suspensions at 'qui persecutionem' in Beati pauperes' is magnificent and a joy to sing. * Jonathan Wikeley, Music Teacher July 2010 *show more

About Jan Pieterszoon Sweelinck

Jan Pieterszoon Sweelinck (1562 - 1621) was a Dutch composer, organist, and teacher, whose work straddled the end of the Renaissance and beginning of the Baroque eras. A famous organist and sought-after teacher, remaining in Amsterdam from childhood until death, Sweelinck was also a leading composer of both vocal and keyboard more