Sabino: Vespro A 5 Voci
ENSEMBLE BAROCCO VALERIO
Giovanni Maria Sabino was an Italian composer, organist and teacher that lived and worked in the late sixteenth and early seventeenth century. He was born into a family of composers, and at the age of 14 he went to Naples to study under Prospero Testa. In 1627 he became maestro de capella at Castel Nuovo, and later was organist at Oratorio di San Filippo and maestro di cappella at the Santa Casa dell’Annunziata. This recording of his Vespers for Five Voices, featuring Ensemble Barocco, has never before been released. Also included are two motets by Antonio and Francesco Sabino, his brother and nephew, respectively. The ensemble is directed here by Paolo Valerio.