AL FRAGOR DI LIETA TROMBA (TO THE ROUR OF JOY TRUMPETS)
[Love, Peace and Providence]
Serenade for 3 voices with ripieni, choir and more instruments.
BEL PIACERE CH’È LA CACCIA (Beautiful pleasure that hunting is)
Serenade for three voices, violas and various instruments.
Alessandro Scarlatti (1660 – 1725) was the prolific composer of more than 800 cantatas. However, the majority of these compositions are unpublished and preserved in manuscript copy only. In this context, Maestro Estévan Velardi and Alessandro Stradella Consort will give life and exposure to two of Alessandro Scarlatti’s repertoire gems: the Serenatas “Al fragor di lieta tromba” and “Bel piacere ch’è la caccia”, First World recorded in this release on period instruments. The clamshell box with contains 2 CDs and a 100 pages volume edited by musicologists and Alessandro Scarlatti’s music scholars including the late Maestro Roberto Pagano, to whose memory the release is dedicated.