Simon Mayr Choir, Bayerischer Staatsopernchor, Concerto de Bassus & Franz Hauk - Donizetti & Mayr: Messa di gloria & Credo in D Major
Classical | WEB FLAC (tracks) & d. booklet | 86:06 min | 359 MB
Label: Naxos | Tracks: 14 | Rls.date: 2016
While the German tradition observes a strict distinction between sacred and secular styles, the 19th-century Italian Mass can feel more akin to attending an operatic performance. Donizetti's church music, consisting of at least a hundred items, has hardly been explored. Individual movements were often later recycled by the composer, in cantata-like fashion to form a complete Mass and it is this ad hoc technique that Franz Hauk has used to create a new work, the Messa di Gloria and Credo in D. This includes an expansive Qui sedes with its violin solo written for the famous violinist-composer Pietro Rovelli, and is completed with movements by Johann simon Mayr from whom Donizetti learned his compositional craft in settings of sacred texts.