O Magnum Mysterium

Baroque, Classical
Venetian renaissance antiphony for saxophones.
Gabrieli, G
S/A . S/A . AATT . T/B . B/Bs
5 minutes
2, 3



This setting of the ancient Nativity poem was first published in Venice in 1587. Written for antiphonal double choir, Gabrieli was a master in exploiting the acoustic possibilities of St Mark’s Cathedral. Where possible, the ensemble should be grouped as the two choirs, and spaced appropriately.

The E-Edition PDF bundle comes with the following:

Choir 1
Soprano Saxophone 1 (alternative to Alto Saxophone 1)
Soprano Saxophone 2 (alternative to Alto Saxophone 2)
Alto Saxophone 3
Tenor Saxophone 1

Choir 2
Alto Saxophone 4
Tenor Saxophone 2
Baritone Saxophone 1 (alternative to Tenor Saxophone 3)
Bass Saxophone (alternative to Baritone Saxophone 2)

Alternative & optional parts
Alto Saxophone 1 (alternative to Soprano Saxophone 1)
Alto Saxophone 2 (alternative to Soprano Saxophone 2)
Tenor Saxophone 3 (alternative to Baritone Saxophone 1)
Baritone Saxophone 2 (alternative to Bass Saxophone)


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