GIOVANNI QUIRICI (1824-1896): 19 short organ pieces.

Catalogue Number: 09K053

Label: Tactus

Reference: TC 821701

Format: CD

Price: $18.98

Description: Collectors of Italian sacred music of the 19th century will be familiar with the Cecilian movement which reacted against the tawdry, popular- and operatic-inspired music which was played in churches to the horror of the Vatican. Here are 70 minutes of exactly what made clerics' hair stand on end: waltzes, polkas (!), marches and other things fit for a carnival but actually intended for performance between the sections of a Mass. Massimo Gabba (1865 Serassi organ of Santa Maria del Rosario Coppina, Chivasso, Turin).


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