Vivaldi: Laudate pueri Dominum; Stabat Mater; Canta in prato ()

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composed by Antonio Vivaldi

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Vivaldi: Laudate pueri Dominum; Stabat Mater; Canta in prato - Aradia Ensemble; Marion Newman (contralto); Tracy Smith Bessette (soprano); Kevin Mallon (conductor)
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  1. Laudate Pueri Dominum (Psalm 112), for voice, strings & continuo in C minor, RV 600
  2. Stabat Mater, hymn for voice, strings & continuo in F minor, RV 621
  3. Canta in Prato, ride in monte (I), solo motet for voice, strings & continuo in A major, RV 623
  4. Clarae stellae, scintillate, solo motet for voice, strings & continuo in F major, RV 625
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The four Vivaldi sacred works included on this album are attractive pieces with strong links to various aspects of the composer's operatic language. The third work, Canta in prato, ride in monte, RV 623 (Sing in the meadow, laugh on the hill), is especially interesting with its religious pastoral text, but all four pieces, for solo voice and orchestra (the first and third for soprano voice and the second and fourth for a high contralto), have plenty of vocal fire and vivid contrasts of mood. The Canadian singers featured, ...

Vivaldi: Laudate pueri Dominum; Stabat Mater; Canta in prato 2006, Naxos

UPC: 747313285228

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