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MELANI, A.: Motets (Concerto Italiano, Alessandrini)

MELANI, A.: Motets (Concerto Italiano, Alessandrini)

Composer(s):Melani, Alessandro
Artist(s) Alessandrini, Rinaldo, Conductor • Concerto Italiano, Ensemble • Alessandrini, Rinaldo, organ
Period(s) Baroque (1600-1750)
Genre Classical Music
Category Vocal • Vocal Ensemble
Catalogue OP30431
Label Naive
Quality   320kbps
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Marvelous Melani From Santa Maria Maggiore
Review By CZ79786,February 2011

Pistoian-born Alessandro Melani is another one of those 17th century Italian composers whom you hear for the first time and wonder, “where have you been all my life?” Well, it’s only fairly recently that his music has been shaped into performing editions after being dug out from the archives of a number of Roman churches, most notably the Basilica of Santa Maria Maggiore.

Born to a musical family, Melani was a singer who worked his way up the ladder and eventually won the coveted post of maestro di cappella at Rome’s Santa Maria Maggiore (the Papal basilica and place where Palestrina was maestro di cappella back in the 16th century). Melani was pretty prolific and equally adept in the worlds of sacred music, instrumental music and opera.

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