ELEVENTH BIENNIAL INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON BAROQUE MUSIC

Manchester, 14th-18th July 2004


Abstract

Luca Della Libera (Conservatorio "Licinio Refice", Frosinone, Italy)

Masses by Alessandro Scarlatti and Francesco Gasparini: Music from the Basilica of Santa Maria Maggiore, Rome

The purpose of this edition is twofold: to make available to scholars and performers an unexplored repertoire by composers of the first rank, Alessandro Scarlatti and Francesco Gasparini, and at the same time to reveal the importance of the musical establishment at the Basilica of Santa Maria Maggiore, Rome, with which they were associated. In the case of Scarlatti, who was chapel master of the basilica from 1707 to 1709, this volume adds to the small portion of his sacred music that is available in modern editions. Gasparini did not serve as chapel master of the basilica, but he had a very close relationship with it. From 1725 to 1727 he was master of the "Salve," a private chapel of the Borghese family within the basilica. This volume is the very first to present sacred music of Gasparini in a modern edition.


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