The Sixteen: Vivaldi Gloria, Bach Mass In G Major
Harry Christophers & The Sixteen
Vivaldi Gloria, Bach Mass in g major, Handel Esther (Excerpts)
Vivaldi's Gloria is one of sacred musics 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 Vivaldis 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 Vivaldis Gloria and Bach's Mass in G Major and visiting 10 towns and cities across the UK including London, Lincoln, Worcester, Chichester and Manchester.