GIOVANNI PAOLO COLONNA (1673-1695): Motets Salve praetiosum, Advolate fiddles populi, O splendid dies, Pulchra es amiga mia, Elibano Caeli vent, Esurientes venite and Aseste superi, Sonatas Nos. 8 and 16, Organ Sonata No. 7, Sinfonie sopra “Ride tellus” and “Iubilet Caelum”.
Catalogue Number: 12V014
Description: Colonna wrote a large number of sacred compositions for imposing vocal and instrumental forces. But, in a more intimate vein, he also devoted two collections to the repertory of ‘small motets.’ The pieces recorded here come from the 1681 set of Motetti a due e tre voci. They display a wide variety of formulas, combining traditional elements and innovative aspects that were to be further developed in the following generations. Scherzi Musicali.