BENEDETTO MARCELLO (1686-1739): Psalm XLII, Psalm L.
Catalogue Number: 06W014
Label: Brilliant Classics
Description: For the listener curious to explore the riches of 18th-century Venetian music, there are treasures galore to be found in the settings of Psalms 1-50 which Marcello composed to vernacular paraphrases of the original texts. Each Psalm is a spiritual cantata, not intended for liturgical use but setting the verses in madrigalian fashion for solo voices with a simple continuo accompaniment, generally abstaining from complex counterpoint and subtly moulded to the meaning of the text for maximum clarity. Coro Istituzione Armonica, Ensemble Il Narvalo; Alberto Turco.