VINCENZO ANTONIO PETRALI (1832-1889): Grande Suonata, Sonatas in G Minor and in F, 6 Versetti per il Gloria in G, Adagios per l'Elevazione in E Minor and in A Flat.
Catalogue Number: 06J046
Reference: TC 834101
Description: The foremost organist and adviser to organ builders of the period, Petrali was also a mirror of the battle going on in the church over the secularization of its music. He wrote both styles in his career and this release offers us examples of each: the Versetti and Grande suonata are utterly theatrical (some stops used in the former have more than a whiff of the circus) while the remainder of the disc shows his austere, serious side. Marco Limone (Bossi organ of Sta. Maria Assunta e S. Nicolao di Montanaro, Turin).