La Battaglia a 8 (Francesco Usper)
- Editor: Tim Risher (submitted 2010-06-17). Score information: Letter, 41 pages, 1.16 MB Copyright: CC BY
- Edition notes: I have tried to add Usper's instructions as much as possible ("Here only Tenor sings" etc). As for the instrumentation, Usper only has two parts marked with the names of instruments (trombones), but many combinations can be considered - strings in one choir, winds in the other (cornetti and trombones), for example. The parts for the instruments are included. I made an error with his birthdate on the score - it should be 1560 and not 1570.
Title: La Battaglia
Composer: Francesco Usper
First published: 1619
Description: The "La Battaglia" is the final piece from Usper's collection "Compositioni Armoniche", first published in 1619. The text is the Psalm 150, and uses instruments, vocalists and organ continuo.
Original text and translations
Original text and translations may be found at Psalm 150.