The Sixteen: Venetian Treasures
Caldara: Crucifixus a 16 voci Stabat Mater Cavalli: Salve Regina Gabrieli, A: De profundis clamavi ad te Domine (Psalm 130) Gabrieli, G: Hodie Christus natus est a 10 Lasso: Missa Bell' Amfitrit' altera. Tui sunt coeli Monteverdi: Domine, ne il furore
The sacred choral music of the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries from Venice, especially that written for the splendour of St Mark’s, has a unique style. From the rich and sonorous sound world of the Gabrielis to the airy zestfulness of Caldara’s contemporary Vivaldi, this was music which dazzled the rest of Europe.