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Lucia Casagrande Raffi – Rossi – Cantata in onore di S. Antonio da Padova & Lectio quarta (2020) [Official Digital Download 24bit/44,1kHz]

Lucia Casagrande Raffi, Elisabetta Pallucchi, Rombarocca Ensemble & Lorenzo Tozzi – Rossi – Cantata in onore di S. Antonio da Padova & Lectio quarta (2020)
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Girolamo Rossi, an 18th century Neapolitan of whose life and work very little is known, was certainly a Neapolitan Chapelmaster at the Oratory of the SS. Crocefisso dei Cavalieri. With its Latin text, (St. Augustine’s commentary on Psalm 63), the Lectio IV is for Good Friday and has such late baroque, galant or preclassical features which are intended to facilitate both enjoyment of the music and communication of the religious message concerning the dual nature of Christ as son of God and of Man. The scoring of the Lectio IV for psaltery and harpsichord, (rather than organ as was common), is in keeping with the custom of performing sacred music for holy week in Latin in the homes of the Neapolitan aristocracy. In the Cantata in onore di S. Antonio the main characters are allegories – Merit (soprano) and Glory (contralto) – who sing the saint’s praises. The tone of the Cantata is in keeping with the relaxed sincerity of popular worship – the Child is called Jesus, never Christ as in oratorios or other more solemn genres. By an unknown author, the text exalts the virtues of St. Anthony and invites the faithful to honor him as a hero whose actions were marked by clarity and openness.


Girolamo Rossi (1682 – 1762): Cantata in onore di S. Antonio da Padova:

1. Rombarocca Ensemble – No. 1, Sinfonia. Allegro
2. Rombarocca Ensemble – No. 2, Sinfonia. Largo e amoroso
3. Rombarocca Ensemble – No. 3, Sinfonia. Balletto spiritoso
4. Lucia Casagrande Raffi – No. 4, Suvvia in trionfo
5. Elisabetta Pallucchi – No. 5, Con echi festosi
6. Lucia Casagrande Raffi – No. 6, Quanto dicesti è vero
7. Lucia Casagrande Raffi – No. 7, Con cento e mille voci
8. Lucia Casagrande Raffi – No. 8, Sì, già m’è noto appieno
9. Lucia Casagrande Raffi – No. 9, Caro, Gesù adorato
10. Elisabetta Pallucchi – No. 10, Anima pura e bella
11. Lucia Casagrande Raffi – No. 11, Alma diletta
12. Lucia Casagrande Raffi – No. 12, Sol voi d’ira fremete
13. Lucia Casagrande Raffi – No. 13, Frema, ma d’empio orrore
14. Elisabetta Pallucchi – No. 14, Quante grazie, quai doni
15. Lucia Casagrande Raffi – No. 15, Dunque che più s’aspetta
16. Lucia Casagrande Raffi – No. 16, Su via a’ piedi suoi
17. Lucia Casagrande Raffi – No. 17, D’ogni fedele il core

Lectio quarta:

18. Rombarocca Ensemble – No. 1, Introduzione
19. Elisabetta Pallucchi – No. 2, Ex tractatu Sancti Augustini
20. Elisabetta Pallucchi – No. 3, Protexisti me Deus
21. Elisabetta Pallucchi – No. 4, Multi martyres
22. Elisabetta Pallucchi – No. 5, Protectus est
23. Elisabetta Pallucchi – No. 6, Filius Dei
24. Elisabetta Pallucchi – No. 7, Parum ergo


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