SIR PETER MAXWELL DAVIES

Gesualdo: two motets

Arranged for brass quintet

1982

5 minutes

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Dedication

Commissioned by

 

 

 

Scoring

2 trumpets, horn, trombone, tuba

Sections

1. Peccatem me quotidie
2. O Vos Omnes



Synopsis

Composer Notes

Programme Notes

Programme Note by Paul Griffiths

The pieces come from the volume of motets in five voices which Gesualdo published in 1603. Davies’s transcriptions are straight except for the addition of dynamic markings, and bring out both the disquieting harmonic plangency and the grandeur of Gesualdo’s thought.

 

First Performance