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Gloria! Vivaldi's Angels - Charlotte Cumberbirch (bass); Ensemble Caprice; Josée Lalonde (alto); Marie Magistry (tenor); Matthias Maute (recorder);...
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  1. Gloria, for 3 solo voices, chorus, trumpet, oboe, violin (ad lib), 2 violas, 2 cellos, strings & continuo in D major, RV 589
  2. In furore giustissimae irae, solo motet for voice, strings & continuo in C minor, RV 626
  3. Double Oboe Concerto for 2 oboes (or recorders), strings & continuo in D minor, RV 535
  4. Ostro picta, armata spina, solo motet for voice, strings & continuo in D major, RV 642 (introduzione to Gloria, RV 588)
  5. Magnificat, for 4 voices, chorus, 2 oboes, strings & continuo in G minor, RV 610
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The listener may be surprised to find such familiar works as Vivaldi's Gloria and Magnificat on a recording of music for women's choir. Conductor Matthias Maute offers this rationale for this unusual presentation of works that were scored for mixed voices. The composer wrote these, and many of his works, for the girls and young women of the Venetian orphanage Ospedale della Pietà, and the odds are strong that the girls (who were kept in strict isolation from men) would have sung the lower parts transposed to a higher octave ...

Gloria! Vivaldi's Angels 2008, Analekta

UPC: 774204991722