Selection of Motets : for 2, 3, 4 & 5 voices and basso continuo / Collected by Giovanni Poggioli; transcribed and edited by Cees Wagemakers

Publisher's number: 14691
Genre: Vocal music
Subgenre: Mixed choir
Instruments: GK
Remarks: Early Music Edition. Single titles available separately.
Year of composition: 1647
Status: Unique collection of Renaissance manuscripts transposed to contemporary notation. Hundreds of vocal works that had been hidden away in various libraries across Europe, now available for the first time, thanks to tireless work of editor Cees Wagemakers.

Other authors:
Wagemakers, Cees (editor)
Poggioli, Giovanni (curator)
Francesco Foggia: Beatus N. - SS (5’45”)
Virgilio Mazzocchi: Domine, Domine - SSS (6’45”)
Giacomo Carissimi: Quis est hic vir - SSS (7’15”)
Stefano Fabri: Gaudeant per orbem - SSS (7’)
Abb. Ottaviano Catalani: Absterget Deus omnem lacrymam - ATB (3’30”)
Stefano Fabri: Emendemus in melius - SST (4’30”)
Francesco Foggia: O Israel, quam potens est - SSAT (3’45”)
Stefano Fabri: Cæli dicite Principes - SSAT (4’15”)
Stefano Fabri: Anulo suo subbaravit me - SSSS (7’15”)
Giulio Cesare Antonelli: Cantemus Domino gloriose - SSST (3’45”)
Stefano Fabri: O venerabile Sacramentum - SSATB (4’15”)
Orazio Benevolo: O bone Iesu - SS (4’45”)
Vincenzo Giovannoni: Amore Iesu langueo - SSATB (4’15”)
Virgilio Mazzocchi: Adsunt dies triumphales - SSATB (3’45”)
Virgilio Mazzocchi: Salve Regina - S(solo)SATB (4’15)
Virgilio Mazzocchi: Sit gloria Domini - SS (4’30”)
Giacomo Carissimi: O dulcissimum Mariæ nomen - SS (2’15”)
Giulio Cesare Antonelli: In tribulationibus - SS (4’15”)
Abb. Ottaviano Catalani: Dulce Iesu Christi pectus - AT (2’45”)
Orazio Benevolo: Exultabunt labia mea - SS (5’30”)
Virgilio Mazzocchi: Non est inventus - SA (1’30”)
Francesco Foggia: Cantate montes - SSA (5’)
Very little is known about Paolo Caccia, the dedicatee of this Scelta di Motetti, 1647 (Selection of Motets), that is collected by Giovanni Poggioli. Mr Caccia was the patron of Mr Poggioli, and Lord of Poggio Sommavilla. The book was printed in 1647 in Rome at Grignani’s. Of the composers that contributed to this album were the maestri di cappella or organist of several major churches in Rome.
The best-known composer in this album Virgilio Mazzocchi was a younger brother of Domenico Mazzocchi, a famous composer and lawyer. He was born near Civita Castellana, Lazio in 1597. He began his career as a church musician in the cathedral there. With his brother’s help he relocated to Rome, became Maestro di Cappella at the Chiesa del Gesù, and after that at San Giovanni in Laterano (for only three months) and by 1629 he was leading the Cappella Giulia at St. Peter’s Cathedral, succeeding Paolo Agostini who died of the plague. In addition to working in the court of Cardinal Barberini, Mazzocchi composed operas (e.g. San Bonifatio, with a libretto by Giulio Rospigliosi) and sacred works like the Vespro della Beata Vergine. He died in Civita Castellana, where he had gone with his singers to celebrate the holy patrons, after a sudden illness, in 1646.

Cees Wagemakers, 2015

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