FRANCESCO DURANTE (1684-1755): Requiem in C Minor, Organ Concerto in B Flat (Clive Driskill-Smith [organ]).
Catalogue Number: 11S015
Description: Despite its enduring popularity in the 18th century this beautiful and majestic requiem was never published. Durante combines his mastery of counterpoint with an elegance of melody, a richness of harmony and an imaginative instinct for structure in a large-scale piece of 53 minutes. A rare example of an Italian keyboard concerto of the period is the coupling. Christ Church Cathedral Choir, Soloists from The Sixteen, Oxford Baroque; Stephen Darlington.