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Carissimi: Complete Motets of Arion Romanus / Colusso, Ensemble Seicentonovecento

Carissimi / Ens Seicentonovecento / Colusso
Release Date: 09/30/2014 
Label:  Brilliant Classics   Catalog #: 94808   Spars Code: DDD 
Number of Discs: 3 
Recorded in: Stereo 
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Giocomo Carissimi was one of the most significant composers of 17th century Rome, he was especially known as the creator of the Oratorio, which he developed into substantial dramatic works for vocal soloists, choir and orchestra. His complete Oratorios are available on 9 CD ‘s on Brilliant Classics (BC 94491). Performed by the Italian Early Music group Seicentonovecento, conducted by Flavio Colusso, who received great critical acclaim in the international press for their recording of Carissimi’s complete Oratorios.Booklet includes extensive liner notes, biographies and photos.

One of the most significant musical figures in mid-17th-century Rome, Giacomo Carissimi was a prolific composer of motets and cantatas, who also
Read more greatly influenced the developments of the Latin oratorio. This set brings together his 28 motets that were published under the title Arion Romanus by Giovanni Battista Mocchi, a student and loyal admirer of Carissimi. Arion was an ancient Greek bard and musician, who, in Greek and Roman mythology, was thrown overboard by pirates and rescued by a dolphin. In the liner notes that accompany this collection, the authors draw fascinating parallels between Arion and Carissimi himself: both were accomplished, charismatic and influential artists and musicians, and just as Arion was plunged into the depths of the sea, Carissimi explored the depths of the sacred music tradition to create a perfect synthesis of spiritual contemplation and intense emotional expression. The motets from the Arion Romanus collection also showcase his mastery of a wide range of formal structures, from the concertato to the madrigal.

Carissimi’s beautiful motets are brought to life here by the pioneering Ensemble Seicentonovecento, who regularly present world premiere recordings and performances of both new works and unpublished masterpieces from the past. Their conductor and founder member, Flavio Colusso, is also a renowned composer with a special affinity for sacred music. - Brilliant Classics Read less

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Arion Romanus: I. Mortalis homo
Arion Romanus: II. Sicut stella
Arion Romanus: III. Convertere
Arion Romanus: IV. Domine deus
Arion Romanus: V. Panem caelestem
Arion Romanus: VI. Anima nostra
Arion Romanus: VII. Laudemus virum
Arion Romanus: VIII. O dulcissime Jesu
Arion Romanus: IX. Sicut mater
Arion Romanus: X. Ecce sponsus
Arion Romanus: XI. Hymnum jucunditatis
Arion Romanus: XII. Viderunt te domine
Arion Romanus: XIII. Quis est hic
Arion Romanus: XIV. Omnes gentes
Arion Romanus: XV. O Beata virgo
Arion Romanus: XVI. Egredimini
Arion Romanus: XVII. Benedicite
Arion Romanus: XVIII. O Beatum virum
Arion Romanus: XIX. Gaudete cum Maria
Arion Romanus: XX. Salve virgo

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