Artificii musicali, Op.13 (Vitali, Giovanni Battista)

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Publisher. Info. Modena: Eredi Cassiani, 1689.
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Misc. Notes Music Division of the Library of Congress, Washington (US-Wc): RISM A/I: V 2173.
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Arrangements and Transcriptions

Sinfonia in canone

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Editor Luigi Torchi (1858–1920)
Publisher. Info. L'Arte Musicale in Italia, Vol.7
Milan: G. Ricordi, 1908. Plate 109154-64.
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Violin Capriccios 1 & 2

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Publisher. Info. L'Arte Musicale in Italia, Vol.7
Milan: G. Ricordi, 1908. Plate 109152-64.
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Passagallo

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Violin Sonatas 1 & 2

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General Information

Work Title Artificii musicali
Alternative. Title Artificii musicali ne quali si contengono canoni in diverse maniere, contrapunti dopii, inventioni curiose, capritii, e sonate
Composer Vitali, Giovanni Battista
Opus/Catalogue NumberOp./Cat. No. Op.13 ; RISM A/I: V 2173
Movements/SectionsMov'ts/Sec's 60 pieces
First Publication. 1689 - Modena: Eredi Cassiani
Dedication Francesco II, duca di Modena
Composer Time PeriodComp. Period Baroque
Piece Style Baroque
Instrumentation 2-12 instruments


Misc. Comments

According to Grove Music, this was "a systematic pedagogical presentation of 60 compositions documenting his conception of instrumental counterpoint; it appears to be the earliest collection of its kind in the Baroque period. Through this textbook, which foreshadows Bach's Musicalisches Opfer, Vitali presents the essence of his compositional art through canons, examples of double counterpoint and nine works in the principal contemporary instrumental forms. The works vary in size and scope and are arranged in order of increasing difficulty. The collection also includes a number of unusual pieces, for example a balletto in three different metres simultaneously, a passacaglia which modulates from B to B through the circle of 5ths over some 261 bars and another balletto for two string instruments which has one line written in G and the other in F."