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Vivaldi, Antonio. / Return Of Angels (Sacred Choral Music, And Concertos For Orchestra), The
Album:Return Of Angels (Sacred Choral Music, And Concertos For Orchestra), The Collection:Classical
Artist:Vivaldi, Antonio. Added:03/2012
Label:Analekta 

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Add Date:2012-03-31 Pull Date:2012-06-02 Charts:Classical/Experimental
Week Ending:20 May
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 Recent Airplay
1.Nov 17, 2014:clean copper radio
(1:22) Juditha Triumphans, Rv 644, Ii. Chorus, Soprano, (3:30) Juditha Triumphans, Rv 644, I. Chorus
2.May 14, 2012:Palo Alto City Council - PACC Broadcast
(1:53) Concerto In D Maj. Iii. Allegro., (1:49) Concerto In D Maj. Ii. Grave., (2:25) Concerto In D Maj. For Trumpet, Oboe, Strings & Continuo. I. Allegro

Album Review
Larry
Reviewed 2012-03-24 
Vivaldi, Antonio. The Return of Angels (Sacred Choral Music, Concertos for Orchestra)
Label: Analekta, 2011



Vivaldi (1678-1741), nick-named the Red Priest, composed these pieces in the early 1700s for Sunday performances by the girls in the Venetian Ospedale della Pietà orphanage. This recording moves from Vivaldi’s description of war to his musical depiction of the joys of peace. Juditha triumphans (1716) is his best-known oratorio, relating the gruesome Old Testament story of Judith, who assassinates the Assyrian general Holofernes. Laudate Dominum and In exitu Israel are psalm settings for choir and orchestra with powerful rhythms in choir and orchestra. The interposed virtuoso concertos feature multiple soloists. The solo motet, O qui coeli terraque sereitas, for soprano, strings and continuo, praises heavenly and earthly serenity. Dividing the Vivaldi works are 2 excerpts from an oratorio by Jan Dismas Zelenka (1679-1745).

1. (3:30) Juditha Triumphans, RV 644, I. Chorus (trumpets and drums)
2. (1:22) Juditha Triumphans, RV 644, II. Chorus, soprano (off to war)
3. (3:12) Juditha Triumphans, RV 644, III. Aria, soprano (bravery)
4. (2:54) Juditha Triumphans, RV 644, IV. Chorus (righteous victory)
5. (1:57) Juditha Triumphans, RV 644, V. Chorus (all is well)
6. (2;29) Juditha Triumphans, RV 644, VI. Aria, soprano (I celebrate)
7. (1:13) Juditha Triumphans, RV 644, VII. Chorus (trumpets, celebrate)
8. (2:23) Concerto in D Min. RV 566. I. Allegro assai. Down to business.
9. (2:49) Concerto in D Min. RV 566. II. Largo. Courtly, stately dance.
10. (2:56) Concerto in D Min. RV 566. III. Allegro. Tempered joy.
11. (1:37) Laudate Dominum (Psalm 116), RV 606. Serious, but lively.
12. (1:09) Zelenka: Oratorio Jesus at Calvary, ZWV 62. Recitativo, soprano
13. (5:10) Zelenka: Oratorio Jesus at Calvary. Chorus, soprano, alto
14. (3:17) In exitu Israel (Psalm 113), RV 604. A Victorious exit.
15. (3:29) Motet O qui coeli terraeque serenitas. Aria (Allegro)
16. (0:35) Motet O qui coeli terraeque serenitas. Recitativo (sad, slow)
17. (5:23) Motet O qui coeli terraeque serenitas. Aria (Largo) (plaintive)
18. (1:42) Motet O qui coeli terraeque serenitas. Alleluia (Allegro) (upbeat)
19. (2:25) Concerto in D Maj. For Trumpet, Oboe, Strings & Continuo. I. Allegro. Noble celebration, with trumpets
20. (1:49) Concerto in D Maj. Grave. Sad, courtly procession
21. (1:53) Concerto in D Maj. Allegro. Formal, programed celebration.
22. (4:32) Gloria RV 588. Chorus (excerpt). Celestial counterpoint.

Track Listing
1.(3:30) Juditha Triumphans, Rv 644, I. Chorus 12.(1:09) Zelenka: Oratorio Jesus At Calvary, Zwv 62. Recitativo, Soprano
2.(1:22) Juditha Triumphans, Rv 644, Ii. Chorus, Soprano 13.(5:10) Zelenka: Oratorio Jesus At Calvary. Chorus, Soprano, Alto
3.(3:12) Juditha Triumphans, Rv 644, Iii. Aria, Soprano 14.(3:17) In Exitu Israel (Psalm 113), Rv 604.
4.(2:54) Juditha Triumphans, Rv 644, Iv. Chorus 15.(3:29) Motet O Qui Coeli Terraeque Serenitas. Aria (Allegro)
5.(1:57) Juditha Triumphans, Rv 644, V. Chorus 16.(0:35) Motet O Qui Coeli Terraeque Serenitas. Recitativo (Sad)
6.(2;29) Juditha Triumphans, Rv 644, Vi. Aria, Soprano 17.(5:23) Motet O Qui Coeli Terraeque Serenitas. Aria (Largo)
7.(1:13) Juditha Triumphans, Rv 644, Vii. Chorus 18.(1:42) Motet O Qui Coeli Terraeque Serenitas. Alleluia (Allegro)
8.(2:23) Concerto In D Min. Rv 566. I. Allegro Assai. 19.(2:25) Concerto In D Maj. For Trumpet, Oboe, Strings & Continuo. I. Allegro
9.(2:49) Concerto In D Min. Rv 566. Ii. Largo 20.(1:49) Concerto In D Maj. Ii. Grave.
10.(2:56) Concerto In D Min. Rv 566. Iii. Allegro. 21.(1:53) Concerto In D Maj. Iii. Allegro.
11.(1:37) Laudate Dominum (Psalm 116), Rv 606. 22.(4:32) Gloria Rv 588. Chorus (Excerpt).