I Pastori de Bettelemme / Dances for Sordellina[SACD]
~ Echo du Danube
Giovanni Girolamo Kapsperger (1580-1651) is today better known for it's amazing lute and Theorbenstücke, but his work is far more versatile and includes some with radio vocal music. 1630 published Kapsperger in Rome his oratorio "I Pastori di Bette Lemme Nella Nascita di NS Giesu Christo ". Kapsperger appropriate, it's noble status, the piece but not written for the "common people" in one of the city Roman prayer halls, but exclusively for his patron Cardinal Francesco Barberini. As a lyricist came naturally only the highest ranking Poet Rome in question: Giulio Rospigliosi. He was a close friend of Pope Urban VII., Later cardinal, and finally as Clement IX. (1667-1669) Successor of Peter himself. The delightful score is enriched with some 'pastoral instruments', and thus create bagpipe and psaltery a pastoral atmosphere.
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