Marcello: Estro poetico-armonico: Psalms 3, 10, 40, 44 & 47

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COMPOSERS: Marcello
LABELS: Harmonia Mundi
WORKS: Estro poetico-armonico: Psalms 3, 10, 40, 44 & 47
PERFORMER: Cantus Cölln/Konrad Junghänel
CATALOGUE NO: HMC 901696
Estro poetico-armonico (1724-6), a setting of the first 50 Psalms, was Marcello’s magnum opus. The five examples here, superbly performed, contain moments of great beauty, though Marcello’s concern with illustrating the text means the music can sound dismayingly fragmentary at times. Graham Lock

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