GIOVANNI LEGRENZI (1626-1690): Compiete con le lettane et antifone della B.V., Op. 5 (First Recording).
Catalogue Number: 12W013
Description: As a young composer in Ferrara in 1662, Legrenzi wrote Compiete (‘Compline’ in English) which constitutes the final moment of prayer in the monastic or secular day. It is a work of dazzling beauty that shows a mature, conscious mastery of the most up-to-date compositional techniques of Legrenzi’s time in the ‘nuova musica’, and fully honors Monteverdi’s precedent in ensuring music serves the text in all its richness and variety. Ivana Galotti (organ), Nova Ars Cantandi; Giovanni Acciai.