Diffusa est gratia (Francisco Valls)

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  • CPDL #12616:        (Sibelius 2)
Editor: Jonathan Goodliffe (submitted 2006-09-17).   Score information: A4, 3 pages, 51 kB   Copyright: CPDL
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Title: Diffusa est gratia
Composer: Francisco Valls
Source of text: Psalm 44:3 (Vulgate)

Number of voices: 2vv   Voicing: SS
Genre: SacredCanon

Language: Latin
Instruments: 2 violins and continuo

Published: 1742 in Mapa Armonico Practico. Manuscript, including this score, published in facsimile by Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Cientificas.

Description: Figured bass unclear in places from poor reproduction. Composer introduces the score with the following words: "En estotro ejemplo, que son dos fugas en unísonus, a un mismo tiempo, doz voces, y dos violines, (que no son improprios para estas habilidades, sabiendoles acomodar un estilo de cantar dulce, y apacible)". [This other example consists of two fugues in unison, in the same tempo, two voices and two violins. The violins are appropriate in this context, being able to accommodate soft and peaceful song.]

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Original text and translations

Original text and translations may be found at Diffusa est gratia.