Antonio Lotti (±1667-1740): Crucifixus a 8

Crucifixus etiam pro nobis sub Pontio Pilato. Passus et sepultus est. He was indeed crucified for us at the hands of Pontius Pilate. He died and was buried. We remember Lotti today mostly for his eight-part setting (SSAATTBB) of the Crucifixus. But in fact he was a prolific composer who (as you might expect of…

Antonio Vivaldi (1678-1741): Nisi Dominus RV608

Vivaldi’s setting of Nisi Dominus   (Psalm 126 in the Vulgate) dates from fairly early on his career possibly for the Pietà which produced not only excellent singers but also superbly talented instrumentalists such as Anna Maria (1696–1782) and her successor as principal violinist, Chiaretta (1718–1796). It’s a long and very ambitious piece whose nine movements…