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Vivaldi: Gloria - Bach: Mass in G Major / Christophers, The Sixteen


Release Date: 02/02/2018 
Label:  Coro   Catalog #: 16162  
Composer:  Johann Sebastian BachGeorge Frideric HandelAntonio Vivaldi
Conductor:  Harry Christophers
Orchestra/Ensemble:  The Sixteen
Number of Discs: 1 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Vivaldi’s Gloria is one of sacred music’s most uplifting choral works and a joyful hymn of praise with moments ranging from festive brilliance to profound sadness. Composed in Venice, probably in 1715, for the choir of the Ospedale della Pietà, its wonderfully sunny nature and distinctive melodies and rhythms give it an immediate and universal appeal. Bach was a fierce admirer of Vivaldi’s work, and his extraordinarily inventive Mass in G major complements the Gloria perfectly. The group is well-versed in this program, as they, at the time of this release, prepare for their Orchestral tour featuring Vivaldi’s Gloria and Bach’s Mass in G Major and visiting 10 towns and cities across the UK including London, Lincoln, Worcester, Read more Chichester and Manchester. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Missa brevis in G major, BWV 236 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Conductor:  Harry Christophers
Orchestra/Ensemble:  The Sixteen
Period: Baroque 
Written: after 1735; Leipzig, Germany 
2.
Esther, HWV 50b: Excerpt(s) by George Frideric Handel
Conductor:  Harry Christophers
Orchestra/Ensemble:  The Sixteen
Period: Baroque 
Written: Germany 
3.
Gloria in D major, RV 589 by Antonio Vivaldi
Conductor:  Harry Christophers
Orchestra/Ensemble:  The Sixteen
Period: Baroque 
Written: Venice, Italy 

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