Marcello: Psalms (Sung in English) Voces8 & Les Invetions
- Benedetto Marcello (1686-1739):
- 1Psalm 11 (sung in English)09:07
- 2Psalm 32 (sung in English)17:06
- 3Sonata in F Major, Op. 2, No. 12: IV. Ciaccona04:16
- 4Psalm 50 (sung in English)16:01
- 5Psalm 46 (sung in English)09:00
- 6Canon: In omnem terram exivit sonus eorum04:25
Info for Marcello: Psalms (Sung in English)
Voces8 and Les Inventions shine a light on a hidden musical treasure in these world-premiere recordings of Charles Avison’s 1757 adaptation of Benedetto Marcello’s Estro-poetico armonico. A fresh and original collection, Marcello’s Psalm settings were composed in Venice and quickly found fame across Europe after their publication between 1724 and 1726.
" This is a lovely disc and a delightful discovery. These works certainly deserve to be better known and what better way to get to know them via these wonderfully fresh performances." (Planet Hugill)
"A nice variety of vocal colours and a lovely blend make for a convincing representation of Marcello's largely unknown masterpiece Estro poetico-armonico. More please." (Early Music Review)
„The results are wholly delightful and absorbing, and the intimate forces of VOCES8 and Les Inventions are completely at home in this repertoire." (Choir & Organ)
"This disc underlines the quality of Marcello's compositions...fascinating and compelling." (Music Web International)
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