Alessandro Scarlatti: Sacred Works

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>Scarlatti, Alessandro : Benedicta et venerabilis es, gradual for soprano, chorus, 2 violins, viola & continuo
>Scarlatti, Alessandro : Varia partite (10) obligate al basso, for keyboard
>Scarlatti, Alessandro : Salve Regina no 1, antiphon for soprano, alto, 2 violins & continuo
>Scarlatti, Alessandro : Toccata for keyboard (Toccate per Cembalo "Quarta")
>Scarlatti, Alessandro : Mortales non auditis, motet for soprano, alto, 2 violins & continuo
>Scarlatti, Alessandro : Toccata 8 in La minore
>Scarlatti, Alessandro : Nisi Dominus aedificaverit (no 1) (Psalm 126), for soprano, alto, chorus, 2 violins & continuo

Album Summary

>Scarlatti, Alessandro : Benedicta et venerabilis es, gradual for soprano, chorus, 2 violins, viola & continuo
>Scarlatti, Alessandro : Varia partite (10) obligate al basso, for keyboard
>Scarlatti, Alessandro : Salve Regina no 1, antiphon for soprano, alto, 2 violins & continuo
>Scarlatti, Alessandro : Toccata for keyboard (Toccate per Cembalo "Quarta")
>Scarlatti, Alessandro : Mortales non auditis, motet for soprano, alto, 2 violins & continuo
>Scarlatti, Alessandro : Toccata 8 in La minore
>Scarlatti, Alessandro : Nisi Dominus aedificaverit (no 1) (Psalm 126), for soprano, alto, chorus, 2 violins & continuo
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Notes & Reviews:

Alessandro Scarlatti was born in Naples in 1660 and worked mainly in the city of his birth and in Rome. As fate would have it, Scarlatti, who in his time was famous more as an opera composer, is highly esteemed today as a master of sacred music. Although his sacred repertoire plays a quantitatively minor role in his oeuvre, he nevertheless composed sacred music throughout his life, even when he was not in the employ of ecclesiastical institutions. It is only gradually that recordings are now beginning to bring into view the whole great variety of his sacred oeuvre. His liturgical compositions display a wide stylistic breadth ranging from 'stile antico' works to very modern works departing from the traditions of his times. In this respect - in his employment of all the styles of sacred music - Scarlatti is very reminiscent of Bach. Like him, he too was an all-encompassing master of the baroque.

Gramophone Magazine
Bertagnolli and Mingardo sing concertante parts spiritedly, with the other four singers forming a sensitive ripieno chorus; the effect is splendid in fast much but especially beguiling in the slow contrapuntal chorus "Qui manducatis"...Highly recommended.

Notes & Reviews:

Recording information: Roma, Oratorio del Gonfalone / Basilica di San Giovanni (2008-06-30_2008-07-03&2008-).



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>Scarlatti, Alessandro : Benedicta et venerabilis es, gradual for soprano, chorus, 2 violins, viola & continuo
  • Performers: Rossella Croce (Violin); Gemma Bertagnolli (Soprano)
  • Conductor: Marcello Di Lisa
  • Ensemble: Concerto De' Cavalieri
  • Notes: Roma, Oratorio del Gonfalone / Basilica di San Giovanni Battista dei Fiorentini (2008-06-30_2008-07-03&2008-)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 12 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: 07/04/1720

>Scarlatti, Alessandro : Varia partite (10) obligate al basso, for keyboard
  • Performer: Andrea Coen (Organ)
  • Notes: Roma, Oratorio del Gonfalone / Basilica di San Giovanni Battista dei Fiorentini (2008-06-30_2008-07-03&2008-)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 12 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque

>Scarlatti, Alessandro : Salve Regina no 1, antiphon for soprano, alto, 2 violins & continuo
  • Performer: Gemma Bertagnolli (Soprano)
  • Conductor: Marcello Di Lisa
  • Ensemble: Concerto De' Cavalieri
  • Notes: Roma, Oratorio del Gonfalone / Basilica di San Giovanni Battista dei Fiorentini (2008-06-30_2008-07-03&2008-)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 58 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque

>Scarlatti, Alessandro : Toccata for keyboard (Toccate per Cembalo "Quarta")
  • Performer: Andrea Coen (Organ)
  • Notes: Roma, Oratorio del Gonfalone / Basilica di San Giovanni Battista dei Fiorentini (2008-06-30_2008-07-03&2008-)
  • Running Time: 11 min. 49 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque

>Scarlatti, Alessandro : Mortales non auditis, motet for soprano, alto, 2 violins & continuo
  • Performer: Adriana Fernandez (Voice)
  • Conductor: Marcello Di Lisa
  • Ensemble: Concerto De' Cavalieri
  • Notes: Roma, Oratorio del Gonfalone / Basilica di San Giovanni Battista dei Fiorentini (2008-06-30_2008-07-03&2008-)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 41 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque

>Scarlatti, Alessandro : Toccata 8 in La minore
  • Performer: Andrea Coen (Organ)
  • Notes: Roma, Oratorio del Gonfalone / Basilica di San Giovanni Battista dei Fiorentini (2008-06-30_2008-07-03&2008-)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 31 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque

>Scarlatti, Alessandro : Nisi Dominus aedificaverit (no 1) (Psalm 126), for soprano, alto, chorus, 2 violins & continuo
  • Performers: Adriana Fernandez (Voice); Furio Zanasi (Baritone); Antonio Abete (Bass)
  • Conductor: Marcello Di Lisa
  • Ensemble: Concerto De' Cavalieri
  • Notes: Roma, Oratorio del Gonfalone / Basilica di San Giovanni Battista dei Fiorentini (2008-06-30_2008-07-03&2008-)
  • Running Time: 6 min. 10 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque