Which Vivaldi Gloria is which?
Date: Sat, 04 Jan 1997 10:49:05 +0000
From: Bob Eaton
Subject: Vivaldi Gloria
I have noticed over time a farily significant number of questions or
comments regarding Vivaldi's Gloria. I am aware of TWO "Glorias" by
Vivaldi. The 'familiar' one, my edition a G Schirmer edited by
Herrman with no RV number and another Gloria with
Introduction-Jubilate for Alto solo RV 639 and RV588- the Gloria
itself. Anyone else had any experience with the later? I have
performed both and found the less familiar one published by Kalmus
K09919, edited Westermann, quite refreshing! Just am intriqued that
it is seldom mentioned.
Date: Thu, 24 Apr 1997 15:59:59 -0400
From: firstname.lastname@example.org (Lee G. Barrow)
To: AMasso9453@aol.com, email@example.com
Subject: Re: Editions of Vivaldi "Gloria"
>Several months ago I remember seeing a lot of talk about the problems one
>encounters when preparing Vivaldi's "Gloria."
Since this has come up several times recently, I am sending my response to
the entire list.
The first modern edition of the Vivaldi "Gloria", published by Ricordi and
handled by G. Schirmer in the U.S., was an "elaboration" by Alfredo
Casella. It can be found in many choral libraries. Unfortunately, it
includes many cuts, mistakes, and changes of notes and chords; I discuss
these in my article in the November 1980 issue of the _Choral Journal_.
The available orchestral parts and full scores do not match the Casella
Most other editions are faithful to the original, including a 1970 one by
Ricordi edited by Gian Francesco Malipiero and a 1973 G. Schirmer edition
edited by William Herrmann (at last check, both publishers still offered
and even encouraged the use of the older edition). Walton (ed. Martens),
Kalmus (ed. Westermann), and others also have good editions. The best bet
is to purchase an edition other than the Casella edition; however, if you
already own the latter it is possible to give an accurate performance by
incorporating the corrections outlined in my article.