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The Great Venetian Mass

Sophie Karthäuser, Lucile Richardot, Les Arts Florissants, Paul Agnew
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A puzzling paradox: although Vivaldi devoted over 30 years to composing for the Ospedale della Pietà in Venice, no complete musical setting of any liturgy by him has come down to us. By intercalating existing examples of his sacred music (such as the famous Gloria) and other works given a different text to suit their new liturgical function (Sanctus and Agnus Dei), the ensemble Les Arts Florissants now offers us a compelling reconstruction of a solemn Mass which the “Red-Haired Priest” might have written... for just such an assembly of exceptional soloists!

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I. Kyrie eleison RV 587 · Coro. Kyrie eleison (3'33) · Coro. Christe eleison (2'27) · Coro. Kyrie eleison (2'09) II. Introduzione al Gloria: Motet Ostro picta, armata spina RV 642 · Aria. Ostro picta, armata spina (3'01) · Recitativo. Sic transit vana et brevis gloria mundi (1'05) · Aria. Linguis favete, omnes silete (3'35) III. Gloria RV 589 · Coro. Gloria in excelsis Deo (2'14) · Coro. Et in terra pax hominibus (5'32) · Duetto. Laudamus te, benedicimus te (2'20) · Coro. Gratias agimus tibi (1'07) · Aria. Domine Deus, Rex cælestis (3'35) · Coro. Domine fili unigenite (2'16) · Accompagnato e Coro. Domine Deus, Agnus Dei (4'15) · Coro. Qui tollis peccata mundi, suscipe deprecationem (0'51) · Aria. Qui sedes ad dexteram Patris (2'17) · Coro. Quoniam tu solus sanctus (3'26) IV. Credo RV 591 · Coro. Credo in unum Deum (2'02) · Coro. Et incarnatus est (1'18) · Coro. Crucifixus etiam pro nobis (3'16) · Coro. Et resurrexit tertia die (2'47) V. Sanctus contrafactum of Beatus Vir RV 597/1 et le Dixit Dominus RV 807/7 · Coro. Sanctus Dominus, Deus Sabaoth (1'42) · Coro. Pleni sunt cæli et terra gloria tua (1'10) · Coro. Osanna in excelsis (0'55) VI. Benedictus contrafactum of Dixit Dominus RV 807/8 · Aria. Benedictus qui venit in nomine Domini (4'39) · Coro. Hosanna in excelsis (0'58) · VII. Agnus Dei contrafactum of Magnificat RV 610/1 et 8 et le Kyrie RV 587 Coro. Agnus Dei (5'22)


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