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Papa Marcel, for wind sextet

G. P. da Palestrina
Moderate (Grades 4-6)
3 minutes
Classical music
Large mixed ensemble
Instrumental parts
Not available

For the study "perfect counterpoint writing," and to hear the rich beauty of 6-voice Renaissance polyphony, this Kyrie adapted from the "Pope Marcellus Mass" is an excellent model.

Performance ideas: The top voice of this arrangement may be performed as is on any C-pitched soprano wind instrument, i.e., flute/tenor recorder/oboe/ or C trumpet. The trumpet works best with the French/English horn substitution. Another option: transpose the top voice up a step to permit an additional Bb clarinet, a soprano sax (or Bb trumpet).

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