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Roman Vespers

musical splendor from Baroque Rome
Alessandro Scarlatti
Pietro Paolo Bencini
10 singers
3 musicians (cello, theorbo, organ)
Joël Suhubiette, conductor
Published 26/02/2018

This program unites two major composers from the Roman school: Pietro Paolo Bencini, who held the prestigious title of Music Director of St. Peter’s Basilica in Rome, and Alessandro Scarlatti, probably the most popular composer of his time. The radiance of Roman ceremonies is illustrated with psalms & hymns for soloists, and alternating chorus & basso continuo. Scarlatti's Magnificat, a veritable masterpice, closes out the program. 


Pietro Paolo Bencini (1675-1755)
Deus in Adjutorium 
Antienne : Leva ejus
Psaume 109 : Dixit Dominus
Antienne : Nigra Sum
Psaume 111 : Beatus Vir
Antienne : Dum Esset Rex in Acubito suo
Hymne : Ave Maris Stella

Alessandro Scarlatti (1660-1725)
Psaume 47 : Lauda Jerusalem
Psaume 112 : Laudate Pueri Dominum
Cantique : Magnificat