Cantata ebraica, Carlo Grossi

Cantata ebraica, Carlo Grossi


Composed By: Carlo Grossi

Edited by: Josh Jacobson

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Voicing: SATB

Event/Holiday: Hoshana Rabba

Language: Hebrew

Difficulty: easy

Country: Italy

Solos: tenor

Instruments: continuo (e.g. harpsichord and cello)

Lyrics: anonymous

Publisher: Transcontinental

Year Composed/Published: 1681

Timing: 5:30

Tempo: moderate

First Line: achai, achai ve-re’ai

description: This charming “dialogue cantata” was commissioned by the Venetian Jewish confraternity, Shomerim la-Boker, for their annual Hoshana Rabba celebrations. A rare example of Jewish choral music (albeit by a Christian composer) from the Baroque era.

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