03 January 2013

Francesco Scarlatti: Dixit Dominus

EAC | FLAC + CUE | Covers | 340 Mb
Date CD: July 27, 2004 | Deux-Elles | 79:42

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Francesco Scarlatti was the younger brother of Alessandro. His early years were spent in Naples and Rome and in 1719 he travelled to London to work with Handel. In 1724 he moved to Dublin where he spent the rest of his life.

Francesco Scarlatti’s musical language is very close to that of his brother Alessandro’s. His Neapolitan training is discernable through a fondness for irregular melodic phrases, colourful and often highly dissonant harmonies, contrapuntal interplay of independent instrumental parts and fugal writing with strict vocal couternpoint.

Armonico Consort has established itself as one of the foremost interpreters of baroque and renaissance music since its formation in 2001. It is performing a well received concert schedule, including venues such as the Wigmore Hall, London, with soprano Emma Kirkby. Armonico Consort’s reputation is built on precision and an extraordinary depth of dynamic colouring leading to truly breathtaking performances.
"Presented here are world premiere recordings of Francesco's Messa and Dixit Dominus, both works in the polychoral style for 16 parts, and the smaller-scale Miserere.

The Armonico Consort, accompanied by the concerto Gallese and English Cornett and Sackbut Ensemble, give lively, stylish performances under Christopher Monks, relishing the grandeur of the antiphonal polyphony and the frequent moments of awestruck wonder. There is plenty of fine music here and some that is truly ravishing."

Evening Standard, July 2004

Emma Kirkby
Armonico Consort
Concerto Gallese
English Cornett and Sackbut Ensemble


Dixit Dominus a 16 voci con instrumenti
Messa a 16 voci con instrumenti
Miserere SSATB con instrumenti

I'm resurrecting here some of the works that "disappeared" from Avax or were "abandoned" from the original uploaders. There's not a real project behind it, I'm just cleaning up my HDs and following the tide. What I downloaded long ago is flowing back. All credits go to the first uploader. Enjoy...


Aedin said...

Unfortunately all three of the links appear to be broken already, unless I'm doing something wrong...

YiannisK said...

Excellent music. A real revelation. Thank you very much.
ps. Filefactory worked just fine

blondbearnl said...

downloaded it with filefactory, came up and in easily. thanks for this post, scarlatti is always great aural fun

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Anonymous said...

Thanks! Federico