August 2018#18-36 (08/23/18)
In another of the series of recordings matching choral works to alabaster statuary of the 15th century, the Binchois Ensemble celebrates music for the Virgin Mary.
Composer: Walter Frye, John Dunstaple, John Bedyngham, John Plummer, John(?) Cooke, John Fowler, John Forest
CD Info: CDA68228.
A Sacred oratorio by Luigi Rossi, a world premiere of a Plague Mass by Orazio Benevoli, and the earliest use of the violin (with voice!).
Composer: Orazio Benevoli (1605-1672), BIAGIO MARINI, CLAUDIO MONTEVERDI, FRANCESCO CARUBELLI, INNOCENTIO VIVARINO, NICOLÒ CORRADINO, TARQUINIO MERULA, GIOVANNI BATTISTA RICCIO, GIOVANNI AMIGONE MANTOVANO, GIULIO BELLI, Luigi Rossi
CD Info: CD TC 600210; CD MCV 018-45; CD MVC 007-021
The amazing series on the Carus label continues with a two CD set of part 2 of the Little Sacred Concertos (“My best musical things,” as Schütz said of these).
Composer: Heinrich Schütz,
CD Info: Carus CD 83.271.
The performer/music director of the Ensemble Gilles Binchois has three recent projects: sacred music from the 13th century, forgotten polyphony of the 16th to 18th centuries, and a recording of his own compositions.
CD Info: CD EVCD051, CD AP097, CD EVCD009
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