ANTONIO CALDARA (1670-1736): Requiem, Trio Sonata in E Minor, Op. 1/5, Sonata No. 15 in A for Cello and Continuo, Sanctus, Benedictus and Agnus Dei from Missa dolorosa.
Catalogue Number: 03P026
Label: Pan Classics
Reference: PC 10296
Description: Containing only the Introitus, Kyrie and Sequenz (but still lasting 40 minutes), this is either an incomplete work or was meant to be supplemented in practice by Gregorian chant or by movements from other works. It exists only in a single manuscript in Prague, edited for this recording, and may date from a 1723 visit to the city by Caldara. Dark in tone (violas and lower strings predominate) and individual in character, it also uses two trumpets in the Tuba mirum section. Musica Fiorita; Daniela Dolci (organ, harpsichord).