The Crucifixus à 8 voce (Crucifixus for eight voices) of Antonio Lotti is a setting for eight unaccompanied voices of the Crucifixus text. Lotti wrote other arrangements of the text, including a six-voice and ten-voice setting.
Harvard Glee Club conductor and Renaissance scholar Archibald Thompson Davison arranged Lotti's eight-voice setting of the Crucifixus into a four-voice setting for men's voices. Davison's arrangement was performed as early as 1916, and featured in concerts with the Boston Symphony in 1920.
Davison's arrangement was performed by the Virginia Glee Club as early as 1935, again in 1958, then disappeared from performance until 1986. The original SATB arrangement was occasionally performed with guest choirs.
Performances[edit | edit source]
- Annual Concert (1935)
- 50th Anniversary Concert (1936)
- Concert at Barnard College (1936)
- Concert at the Plaza Hotel (1936)
- Concert at Richmond Women's Club (1936)
- Concert at Sweet Briar (1958)
- Concert at Mary Washington (1958)
- Longwood Festival of Fine Arts (1958)
- Concert in Richmond (1958)
- Spring Concert (1958)
- Fall Concert (1986) - with the Chorus of the College of William and Mary
- Spring Concert (1995)
- Concert in Roanoke (1995)
- Finals Concert (1995)
Recordings[edit | edit source]
References[edit | edit source]
- Downes, Olin (1916-06-10). "Harvard Concert of Ancient Music". Musical America 24 (6): 12. https://books.google.com/books?id=D0w0AQAAMAAJ&lpg=RA4-PA12&ots=2Bk7hMic1l&dq=lotti%20crucifixus%20davison&pg=RA4-PA12#v=onepage&q=lotti%20crucifixus%20davison&f=false. Retrieved 2020-01-07.
- Sundry Notes. p. 1801. https://books.google.com/books?id=-smwAAAAIAAJ&lpg=PA1801&ots=L-ANYyzKFS&dq=lotti%20crucifixus%20davison&pg=PA1801#v=onepage&q=lotti%20crucifixus%20davison&f=false. Retrieved 2020-01-07.