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SAMMARTINI: Gerusalemme sconoscente ingrata / Confitebor / Symphonies

Composer(s):Sammartini, Giovanni Battista
Period(s) Baroque (1600-1750)
Genre Classical Music
Category Choral - SacredOrchestralVocal
Catalogue 8.570253
Label Naxos
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Sammartini had a long and active musical career, working as maestro di cappella or organist in as many as ten different churches, yet surprisingly few of his sacred compositions survive. In the sacred cantata Gerusalemme sconoscente ingrata, set to a text from another of his cantatas, La perfidia giudaica nella SS. Passione di Gesù Cristo, vocal texture is dominated by a typically Italianate melodiousness and virtuosity, while the orchestral writing is full of daring harmonies, sparkling themes, and an inexhaustible wealth of ideas. Other sacred cantatas by Sammartini are available on Naxos 8.557431, 8.557432 and 8.570254.


Review By Giv Cornfield, Ph.D.,The New Recordings, Cliffs Classics,January 2007

Sammartini enjoyed a long and successful career in as many as ten different churches, yet surprisingly few of his sacred works survive. His melodic gifts and unfailingly cheerful compositions in all forms assure him a place of honor, as exemplified in this major cantata, and the all too short symphonies.


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