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Scintillate Amicae Stellae / Cappella Artemisia

Cappella Artemisia
Release Date: 10/09/2012 
Label:  Tactus   Catalog #: 280003   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Francesco Rognoni TaeggioAgostino SoderiniRosa Giacinta BadallaDomenico Massenzio,   ... 
Conductor:  Candace Smith
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cappella Artemisia
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

The feast of the Nativity held a special place in the hearts and lives of Italian nuns. In a letter to archbishop Federigo Borromeo, a Milanesenun thanked him for his gift of a lute which “has cheered all of the nuns with me, [...] and thus on the night of Holy Christmaswe went to play Matins to all the nuns, singing Gloria in excelsis [...]”. This recording presents works composed by and for these women that might have been heard or performed at Christmastime, andthey call for a great variety of forces ranging from solo voices to double choirs of both singers and instruments. The nun composers represented include the Ursulines Maria Xaveria Perucona and Isabella Leonarda, author of 20 collectionsof vocal and instrumental music; Chiara Read more Margarita Cozzolani and her conventual sister Rosa Giacinta Badalla from the renownedMilanese convent of Santa Radegonda; and Caterina Assandra, composer and dedicatee of various collections. The CD also featuresworks by eminent male composers (Massenzio, Rota, Reina, Speer et al.) and dedicated to these remarkable cloistered musicians. Read less

Works on This Recording

1. Puer natus by Francesco Rognoni Taeggio
Conductor:  Candace Smith
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cappella Artemisia
2. O Maria by Agostino Soderini
Conductor:  Candace Smith
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cappella Artemisia
3. Scintillate amicae stellae by Rosa Giacinta Badalla
Conductor:  Candace Smith
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cappella Artemisia
4. Noè noè by Domenico Massenzio
Conductor:  Candace Smith
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cappella Artemisia
5. Magi videntes stellam by Domenico Massenzio
Conductor:  Candace Smith
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cappella Artemisia
6. Ecce annuntio vobis by Chiara M. Cozzolani
Conductor:  Candace Smith
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cappella Artemisia
7. Hodie Christus by Caterina Assandra
Conductor:  Candace Smith
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cappella Artemisia
8. Hodie nobis caelorum rex by Anonymous
Conductor:  Candace Smith
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cappella Artemisia
Period: Medieval 
9. Hodie Christus natus est by Andrea Rota
Conductor:  Candace Smith
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cappella Artemisia
10. Quem vidistis pastores? by Tiburtio Massaino
Conductor:  Candace Smith
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cappella Artemisia
11. Silentium by Sisto Reina
Conductor:  Candace Smith
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cappella Artemisia
12. O praeclara dies by Daniel Speer
Conductor:  Candace Smith
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cappella Artemisia
13. O Maria che giubilante partoristi by Giovanni Battista Strata
Conductor:  Candace Smith
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cappella Artemisia
14. Natus est Iesus by Gasparo Casati
Conductor:  Candace Smith
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cappella Artemisia
15. Ad gaudia, ad iubila by Maria Xaveria Perucona
Conductor:  Candace Smith
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cappella Artemisia
16. Gloria in excelsis Deo by Isabella Leonarda
Conductor:  Candace Smith
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cappella Artemisia

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