Materna

for guitar and mixed choir

Nicolà Spera, guitar
The St. Martin Chamber Choir
Timothy J. Krueger, conductor

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  1. Piero della Francesca, Madonna del parto
  2. Caravaggio, Natività con  i Santi Lorenzo
    e Francesco d’Assisi
  3. Bernardo Luini, The Virgin holding
    the sleeping Child
  4. Andrea Solari, Madonna del cuscino verde

Original latin text by Marco Vacchetti

“The technical challenging of balancing a choir singing at full volume and a guitar, renowned for its gentle sound, has tended to discourage composers from pairing these resources. Handled sensitively, however, the combination yields a seductive sound-world, full of mystery and imagination, tending in this trio of works to evoke a reassuring feeling of familiarity: there is balance, a sense of form, awareness, and respect for a past that is renewed while it nourishes the present…” (from the booklet, © Brilliant Classics)

March 24, 2020