GIOVANNI QUIRICI (1824-1896): 19 short organ pieces.
Catalogue Number: 09K053
Reference: TC 821701
Description: Collectors of Italian sacred music of the 19th century will be familiar with the Cecilian movement which reacted against the tawdry, popular- and operatic-inspired music which was played in churches to the horror of the Vatican. Here are 70 minutes of exactly what made clerics' hair stand on end: waltzes, polkas (!), marches and other things fit for a carnival but actually intended for performance between the sections of a Mass. Massimo Gabba (1865 Serassi organ of Santa Maria del Rosario Coppina, Chivasso, Turin).