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After studying composition at the Conservatory Santa Cecilia in Rome, Marco Frisina enrolled at a theological college, and was ordained as a priest in 1982. He carries out his ministry in Rome, where he founded and directs the Choir of the Diocese of Rome, which he recently took on tour to the USA. In addition to his sacred vocal works, Frisina has also composed scores for several religious?themed films.
The disc presents the sacred cantata Passio Ceciliae, which tells the story of the virginal Cecilia and details the events leading up to her martyrdom. Characteristics of Frisina’s work can be found in the lush harmonisation of the choral movement ‘Psalm 45’, which is undoubtedly a highlight of the recording, an acclaimed
Italian soprano Barbara Vignudelli sings the protagonist role, with David Scogna narrating. Organist Lorenzo Macri?, Coro Musicanova and the Nova Amadeus Chamber Orchestra are conducted by Flavio Emilio
* Recorded 17 March 2012, Cripta delle Ancelle della Carita?, Rome.
* Contains a libretto as well as English and Italian notes on the music. Read less
Works on This Recording
Passio Caeciliae by Marco Frisina
David Sebasti (Spoken Vocals),
Barbara Vignudelli (Soprano)
Flavio Emilio Scogna
Nova Amadeus Chamber Orchestra
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