Missa Pro Defunctis


This work of Francesco Brusa is available for sale here. Full score, piano reduction and parts may be purchased separately or together.

The editing and engraving of this piece in its original instrumentation (SSA, Violin I and II, Violoncello, Continuo) was commissioned by the San Francisco Girls Chorus in 1992. With the encouragement and assistance of Frank Green, and the generous permission of the SFGC, a new edition of the score was released in 2002, with a piano reduction and numerous alterations to the score and text.

As Mr. Green said, “It is Mozart-like in its presentation of one beautiful melody and then another and another.  Each idea is so memorable.  Furthermore there are no dead places in any voice part.  Everyone has interesting music to sing all the time. “

This work may be heard on the SFGC 1998 release “Music from the Venetian Ospedali” (SFGC 9801). Selections from this and other SFGC recordings may be heard at: http://www.sfgirlschorus.org/music

If you are interested in purchasing performance materials for this piece, please use the contact page to inquire about pricing and availability.