ANTONIO CALDARA (c.1671-1736): Missa dolorosa, Crucifixus for 16 Voices, 6 Motets for 2 Voices, 4 Motets for 3 Voices, Ciaccona for 2 Violins and Contino, JOHN RAVENSCROFT (d. before 1709): Suonata da chiesa in B Minor.
Catalogue Number: 06S014
Label: Brilliant Classics
Description: The mass is a late work writen for Habsburg emperor Charles VI whose liking for contrapuntal textures allowed Caldara to exhibit his own excellence in that field while using dramatic harmonies to infuse the music with emotional power. Ensemble La Silva; Nanneke Schaap.