Cantate Domino

Orchestral score and parts
Composed by Carl Czerny
Edited by Martin Banner
Voicing: SATB
Instrumentation: flute, 2 oboes, 2 bassoons, 2 horns, 2 trumpets, timpani, 2 violins,viola, cello, bass and continuo
Catalog number: AMP 0566P
Price: $40.00


Carl Czerny ( 1791-1857) was born in Vienna to a musical family, his grandfather a violinist and father a piano teacher. After piano lessons with his father at an early age, Czerny became a.student of Beethoven. Although he began a career as a concert pianist, he abandoned his public performances to become a piano teacher, counting among his students Franz Liszt. As a teacher, Czerny wrote volumes ofpiano exercises and studies for his students, repertoire for which he is most known today. As a composer of choral music, Czerny produced two volumes of offertories and graduals, as well as extended works for chorus and orchestra including settings of the Te Deum and numerous Masses.

Carl Czerny's Cantate Domino, for SATB chorus, flute, 2 oboes, 2 bassoons, 2 horns, 2 trumpets, timpani, 2 violins, viola, cello and bass, was completed in June 1830. The text is taken from: Psalm 95: 1, 3, 11, and is translated into English as follows: Sing a new song to the Lord, sing to the Lord, all the earth. Announce his glory to the heathens, his wonders to all the people. Let the heavens rejoice and the earth be glad. Let the sea and all that is in it make a commotion. Let there be joy in the field and for all who are in it.

This edition is based upon a hand-copied score located in the Musiksammlung of the Osterreichische Nationalbibliothek in Vienna, Austria, Mus.Hs. 42.399. The cover page reads: Offertorium No.2./ Cantate Domino canticum novum./ 4 Voci 2 Violini, Viola, Flauto, 2 Oboi,/ 2 Fagotti, 2 Corni, 2 Clarini, Tympani/ Violoncello, Violone et Organo/ Del Sig Carlo Czerny Juny 830. The manuscript is laid out over 21 pages, 14 staves per page.

The present edition adheres closely to the above mentioned source, noting editorial markings in parentheses. Voice parts, notated in moveable clefs, were rewritten in treble clef; where text was indicated in only one voice part, the text has been written out in full.

The editor is indebted to the Musiksammlung of the Osterreichische Nationalbibliothek in Vienna for allowing me to view the original manuscript, as well as granting permission to publish this edition.

Martin Banner

* Instrumental ensemble: flute, 2 oboes, 2 bassoons, 2 horns, 2 trumpets, timpani, 2 violins, viola, cello, bass and continuo

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