SIMON MAYR (1763-1845): Motets Regina coeli in G, Exsurge, anima in D, Salve Reginas in F, in B Flat and in C, Me miserum, quid hoc in C Minor, O Deus, quot me circumdant in E Flat and Qual colpa eterno Dio in C Minor.
Catalogue Number: 06T024
Description: Mayr’s younger career in the last decades of the 18th century was largely as a church musician, dividing his time between his native Bergamo and Venice. Often taking the form of small-scale religious operas, his Venetian solo motets were tailor-made for the singers of the day, with notable results, as can be heard in the soaring expressiveness of Exsurge, anima, the cavatina-style melodies of O Deus, quot me, and the contrasting atmospheres of fear, dread and serenity in Qual colpa. Andrea Lauren Brown (soprano), Markus Schäfer (tenor), Virgil Mischok (bass), I Virtuosi Italiani; Franz Hauk.