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Claudio Monteverdi (1567-1643): Adoramus te Christe – Coro Giovanile Italiano; Dir.: Dario Tabbia

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August 24, 2013

Monteverdi's motet 'Adoramus te Christe' was one of those published in Bianchi’s first book of motets in 1620. As to the text it's plainly a variant of 'Christe, adoramus te' but so far as I know its source and the occasion for which it was written remain unknown. It's sung below by the Coro Giovanile Italiano (Italian Youth Choir) conducted by Dario Tabbia in a performance given of June 15th 2013 at the Basilica di Sant'Ambrogio, Milano, as part of the twenty-second Festival Corale Internazionale. Enjoy :-)

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Lorenzo Perosi (1872–1956): Missa Pontificalis (1897) – Coro Vallicelliano di Roma – YouTube

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October 20, 2012

Lorenso PetosiPerosi first attended the Rome and Milan conservatories and thereafter (1893) went to Regensburg where he studied church music for a year under Franz Xaver Haberl on his return to Italy he wass appointed choirmaster of S Marco, Venice, and became an ordained priest in 1895.  By 1898 his fame had spread and he was appointed music director of the Cappella Sistina. He was a deeply troubled man and growing psychological problems forced him to abandon his post in the Sistine Chapel 1915, by 1922 he was sufficiently mentally ill  that he entered a mental hospital. He was declared cured in 1923 and resumed his position which officially he held until his death in 1956. But his recovery was far from complete and his frequent relapses ensured that his musical activities were at best intermittent. His music – especially his oratorios can be a bit eclectic and he was the first first modern Italian composer to be significantly influenced by pre-Classical music such as Gregorian chant and 16th-century polyphony. He's worth listening to if you stumble across his music, particularly his earlier music, as I did with the YouTube video below in which the Coro Vallicelliano di Roma perform his Pontifical Mass (Missa Pontificalis, per coro e organo) of 1897. Enjoy :-).

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