Jommelli, Niccolo

Niccolo Jommelli

b Aversa, 10 Sept 1714; d Naples, 25 Aug 1774

Italian composer. He was important among those who initiated the mid-18th-century modifications to singer-dominated Italian opera. His greatest achievements represent a combination of German complexity, French decorative elements and Italian brio, welded together by an extraordinary gift for dramatic effectiveness. *

* New Grove article

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Aria from Act III of L'Olimpiade (1761)
Jommelli: Graduale e sequenza per le Feste di Pentecoste
Forces: SATB & continuo

Source: BL R.M.24.a.6(5)

Written for St Peter's in Rome, the gradual, versicles and sequence for Pentecost and the first 2 ferie in the octave of Pentecost. A rousing alleluia with the propers for solo voice, a solo trio for Veni Sancte Spiritus, reple tuorum and a full choral version, with solos for the sequence Veni Sancte Spiritus, et emitte caelitus. This is still the current correct texts for Pentecost according to the Graduale Romanum.

Editor: James Sanderson

Propers for Pentecost
Jommelli: No sò d'onde viene
Forces: tenor, oboes, horns, strings & continuo

From Jommelli's L'Olimpiade (1761) Act III, Sc. vi This is a beautiful aria for tenor, oboes, horns strings and continuo. Also available in alto key.

Editor: James Sanderson

Aria from Act III of L'Olimpiade (1761)
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