Famed for his operatic writing, Alessandro Scarlatti’s liturgical music has been shamefully overlooked.
His skilful crafting of the Messa per il Santíssimo Natale, with double choirs and such variety of colour and texture, is enough to leave us searching the archives for even more treasures.
The English Concert
Choir of The English Concert
Laurence Cummings director/organ
Cecilia Osmond soprano
Rebecca Outram soprano
Helen Charlston alto
Nick Pritchard tenor
Marcus Farnsworth baritone
Scarlatti Messa per il Santíssimo Natale
Gabrieli O magnum mysterium
Gallus Omnes Saba
Bach Cantata ‘Selig is der Mann’ BWV 57
Bach Cantata ‘Ich feue mich in dir’ BWV 133