GIOVANNI BATTISTA COSTANZI (1704-1778): Cantata per Natale
Catalogue Number: 12Q018
Label: Fra Bernardo
Reference: fb 1409323
Description: This full-length (72 minutes) Christmas oratorio, whose three characters are, predictably, a shepherd, his son and an angel, is of pastoral character, with recorders and dulcimer added to the instrumentation for homely touches. And Costanzi was only 19 when he had it performed in Rome before the Pope and College of Cardinals! Italian-English texts. Alessio Tosi (tenor), Silvia Frigato (soprano), Elena Biscuola (contralto), Gambe di Legno.