Elevación o ascención, gradación y descenso (Francisco Valls)

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  • CPDL #13248:        (Sibelius 2)
Editor: Jonathan Goodliffe (submitted 2006-12-13).   Score information: A4, 4 pages, 57 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: Value of notes in first two fragments halved. Transcription of second fragment is tentative. MusicXML source file is in compressed .mxl format.

General Information

Title: Elevación o ascención, gradación y descenso
Composer: Francisco Valls
Source of text: The third fragment of the Credo

Number of voices: 5vv, 3vv and 4vv   Voicings: SSATB, SAT and SATB
Genre: SacredMotetMass fragment

Languages: Latin, Spanish
Instruments: Basso continuo

First published: 1742 From "Mapa Armonico Practico" facsimile manuscript including this score published by Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Cientificas

Description: Second fragment uses unconventional notation, including void notes. These fragments provided by composer to show choral techniques illustrating (1) ascension or elevation, (2) gradual rise and fall and (3) descent. Text of third fragment is an extract from the Nicene Creed.

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Original text and translations

Original text and translations may be found at Credo.