Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Repost: "Tota pulchra es" for Serpent (Palestrina)

The serpent is a Renaissance wind instrument and ancestor of the tuba. It was originally used to accompany chant and eventually was given uses in other musical settings. Below is a video of a piece by Palestrina played with several Renaissance instruments and featuring the serpent:

Here is a video where a chant from the Tridentine Missal is played using the serpent:

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