Italian music in Vazas palace
Record company: Baroque Route in Lithuania
Year of publication: 2002
Media: CD
Duration: 44'41
 
VSCD 108
 
 
Italian Music at the Vasa Court
  1. Orazio Vecchi. Credula laude túrba à 4 [0'54]
  2. Asprilio Pacelli. Media nocte à 12 [4'11]
  3. Tarquinio Merula. Cantate iubilate {3'49]
  4. Vincenzo Bertolusi. Fantasia secundo tono à 4 [2'12]
  5. Orazio Vecchi. Cantate à 6 [1'18]
  6. Giovanni Battista Cocciola. Psallite à 3 [2'18]
  7. Tarquinio Merula. Nigra sum [3'55]
  8. Giovanni Valentini. Canzona quarta à 4 [2'00]
  9. Luca Marenzio. Ergo non vis abire [2'20]
  10. Diomedes Cato. Canzona à 4 [1'26]
  11. Giovanni Francesco Anerio. Tu es pastor omnium [2'04]
  12. Giovanni Battista Cocciola. Exultate Deo à 3 [2'20]
  13. Marco Scacchi. Qui timet Dominum [4'32]
  14. Tarquinio Merula. Canzona alla Monteverde à 4 [2'23]
  15. Vincenzo Scapitta. Regina caeli [3'15]
  16. Vincenzo Bertolusi. Ricercata primi toni à 4 [2'08]
  17. Vincenzo Bertolusi. Angelus Domini [2'37]
Edita Bagdonaite, soprano (3, 5, 9, 13, 15)
Nora Petrocenko, soprano (7, 15)
Nerijus Andrijauskas, bass (11)
Dovile Maciukaite, soprano (9, 13)
Egle Grigalaityte, alto (5, 9, 13)
Kestutis Jakeliunas, alto (5), tenor (9, 13)
Mindaugas Bargaila, tenor (5)
Saulius Laurinaitis, tenor (5)
Gintautas Venislovas, bass (5, 9)
Vilnius Municipal Choir Jauna Muzika (2, 17)
Lithuanian-Latvian Early Music Ensemble, director Darius Stabinskas (1-4, 6-8, 10-17)

The compact disc Italian Composers at the Vasa Court is a project sponsored by the Baroque Route in Lithuania, part of the Council of Europe Cultural Routes, and presents the musical legacy of this important period.

The Vasa dynasty ruled for 80 years. Their court influenced musical life across the entire state. Thanks to this, many aspects of Baroque music became known in Lithuania and Poland. Not only did the nobles and the royal court listen to Italians performing: several times the royal musicians played with the Academy Chapel of Vilnius, and appeared at religious feasts in other towns in Lithuania. This CD contains compositions by Italian composers from the end of the 16th and the first half of the 17th century, who worked at the Chapel Royal of the Lithuanian-Polish Commonwealth.