Pitts Theology Library
Archives and Manuscripts Department

Otto messe di diversi tuoni per cantare, 1757


EXTENT: .4 cubic feet (1 volume containing 72 leaves; bound in vellum; enclosed in a clamshell box).

ACCESS: Unrestricted

REPRODUCTION: All requests subject to limitations noted in departmental policies on reproduction.

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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. 

Historical Note

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. 

Scope and Content Note

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.

Last Modified: 05/07/15