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Galuppi, Baldassare

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GALUPPI, Baldassare (b. 18 October, 1706, island of Buranello, nr. Venice; d. 3 January, 1785, Venice) — A student of Antonio Lotti, Galuppi became a prominent Venetian composer of opera and sacred works, serving as choirmaster at St. Mark Cathedal and the director of the “Incurabili” Conservatory in Venice. Invited by Empress Catherine the Great to the court at St. Petersburg, he arrived there in on 22 September 1765. For the empress's court, Galuppi composed new works, both operatic and liturgical, and led performances of many others, giving weekly recitals at the harpsichord and sometimes conducting orchestral concerts. He was greatly impressed by the court choir—the Imperial Court Kapella. He is reported to have exclaimed, "I'd never heard such a magnificent choir in Italy." His stay in St. Petersburg, however, was short-lived. In 1768, as had been agreed, he returned to Venice. While in St. Petersbrug, Galuppi taught Dmitry Bortniansky. Seven of his compositions on Orthodox liturgical texts were published in the late 19th and early 20th centuries; all of them — three sacred concertos and settings of other liturgical hymns — are composed in the prevailing style of Roman Catholic church music of the time, with alternating sections of homophony and imitative polyphony.

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Ga006

Blagoobraznyi Iosif

The noble Joseph

Troparion of Great and Holy Friday

SATB

[St. Petersburg, 1817-1818]

Early printed edtiion

No. 6, pp. 24-27 in unidentified collection

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Ga006

Ga007 source

Da ispravitsia molitva moia

Let my prayer arise

Prokeimenon at the Liturgy of Presanctified Gifts

SATB

In vol. "Sbornik velikopostnykh pesnopenii raznykh avtorov dlia smeshannogo khora,” pod red. M. Gol'tisona, St. Petersburg, 1913 (Supplement to the journal. "Muzyka i penie")

Printed edition.

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Ga007

Gotovo serdtse moe, Bozhe

My heart is ready, O God

Sacred concerto

SATB

n.p. n.d. (c. 1820)

Not found

Ga002

Izhe kheruvimy

Let us who mystically represent the cherubim

Cherubic hymn

Not found

Mentioned in A. V. Lebedeva-Emelina, "Galuppi," entry in Pravoslavnaia entsiklopediia, v. 10, pp. 378-379. Not found.

Ga013

Milost' mira

A mercy of peace

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Mentioned in A. V. Lebedeva-Emelina, "Galuppi," entry in Pravoslavnaia entsiklopediia, v. 10, pp. 378-379. Not found.

Ga014

Na Tia, Gospodi, upovakh

Upon Thee, Lord, have I hoped

Sacred concerto

Not found

Mentioned in A. V. Lebedeva-Emelina, "Galuppi," entry in Pravoslavnaia entsiklopediia, v. 10, pp. 378-379. Not found.

Ga011

Ga003

Plotiiu usnuv

In the flesh Thou didst fall asleep

Exaposteilarion of Pascha

SATB

PJu #5914, censor's date: 19 January 1885

Printed edition

First published in St. Petersburg, 1817-1818; subsequently published as No. 34 in vol. Sobranie duxovnykh pesen, M. P. Jurgenson, 1885

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Ga003

Priidite, presvetloe Khristovo Preobrazhenie

Come, let us glorify Christ's most radiant Transfiguration

Sacred concerto

Not found

Mentioned in A. V. Lebedeva-Emelina, "Galuppi," entry in Pravoslavnaia entsiklopediia, v. 10, pp. 378-379. Not found.

Ga012

Ga001

Slava... Edinorodnyi Syne

Glory... Only Begotten Son

SATB

[St. Petersburg, 1817-1818]

Early printed edition

Not found

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Ga001

Sudi, Gospodi, obidiashchia mia

Judge, Lord, those who wrong me

Sacred concerto

SATB

St. Petersburg, 1817-1818

Not found

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Ga004