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Ensemble

Intensely Expressive

Italian baroque choral music,
heard by MIKE WHEELER

 

The Sitwell Singers and conductor Malcolm Goldring put together an attractive programme of Italian baroque music, culminating in a delightful extended mass setting by Alessandro Scarlatti (St Mary's Church, Derby, UK, 23 June, 2012).

They began with a Magnificat, attributed to Pergolesi on very flimsy evidence but almost certainly by his teacher Francesco Durante. The singers had the measure of the music's character, from the bright, energetic opening to the solid impact of Fecit Potentiam, and the sonorous concluding Gloria...

Copyright © 28 June 2012 Mike Wheeler,
Derby UK

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SITWELL SINGERS

MALCOLM GOLDRING

ITALY

ALESSANDRO SCARLATTI

DERBY

UNITED KINGDOM

GIOVANNI BATTISTA PERGOLESI

ANTONIO VIVALDI

TOMASO ALBINONI

CHORAL MUSIC

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