BENEDETTO MARCELLO (1686-1739): Psalms, Vol. 1 - Psalm 10 for Soprano, Contralto, Tenor, Bass and Continuo, Psalm 14 for Soprano and Continuo, Psalm 31 for Contralto, Tenor, Bass and Continuo, Psalm 35 for Tenor, Bass and Continuo, Sonata V for Organ.
Catalogue Number: 03M022
Reference: STR 33679
Description: Under the title Estro poetico-armonico, Marcello set the first fifty psalms from the Bible but, unusually, in a new Italian translation. His use of only basso continuo as accompaniment was intended to emphasize the purity and gravity of the works which use various combinations of soloists and chorus. Nothing on this disc is otherwise available on CD. Italian-English texts. Elisa Franzetti (soprano), Alessandro Carmignani (alto), Gianluca Ferrarini (tenor), Walter Testolin (bass), Ensemble Gli Erranti; Alessandro Casari (organ).