Canzon Septimi Toni No. 2 - Sacrae Symphoniae - Venice, 1597 for Eight-Part Bras
Choir I: Trumpet I, Trumpet II (Horn), Trombone I (Horn), Trombone II or Baritone; Choir II: Trumpet I, Trumpet II (Horn), Trombone I (Horn), Trombone II or Baritone
Transcribed by popular brass arranger Robert King, this edition of Giovanni Gabrieli's Canzon septimi toni No. 2 provides an exciting performance piece for a large Brass Ensemble. Being one of the most influential musicians during the shift from the Renaissance to the Baroque era, it is no secret that the composer committed himself primarily to vocal and sacred works. However, his Canzon septimi toni No. 2 represents an important turn, not only in the composer's career, but in musical history. Composed in 1597, this piece paved the way for what would soon become the new Baroque concerto style, which remains popular to this day. King's arrangement of this historical work is indispensable for brass ensembles.