PIETRO DI NEMI, OF ARA COELI.
Otto messe di diversi tuoni per cantare, 1757
MANUSCRIPT NUMBER 037
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CITATION: Pietro di Nemi of Ara Coeli, Otto messe di diversi tuoni per cantare, MSS 037, Archives and Manuscripts Department, Pitts Theology Library, Emory University.
A manuscript of liturgical music from 18th century Siena (dated to 1757). It is the composer's autograph, according to the title: "composte e scritte da Pietro de Nemi Aracelitano". The title states further that the masses were written for three nuns of the Convent of Santa Caterina di Siena. Nothing more is known of the composer. The bookdealer's description remains with the volume.
Manuscript in Latin on paper with text and music, 72 leaves. Text in
rounded late gothic script with initials painted in colors. Music in diamond-shaped
large choral notes on five-line red staves. The eigh masses are of the
"Missa Brevis" type, consisting of Kyrie, Laudamus, Credo, and a short
concluding Sanctus with Agnus Dei.