The fourteen Sonetti Spirituali (1580) of the Sicilian-born Pietro Vinci (c. 1525–84) manifest an extraordinary blend of the secular and the religious in a narrative largely concerned with the birth, death and transfiguration of Christ. Setting Petrarchan texts by the aristocratic Vittoria Colonna (c. 1490–1547), a close friend of Michelangelo, in five parts, Vinci marries the stylised gestures of the Mannerist madrigal and the spiritual sincerity of the Latin motet, creating an unusually expressive hybrid that manages to be both texturally complex and emotionally direct.
Anney Barrett, soprano
Matthew Anderson, tenor
Jason McStoots, tenor
Michael Barrett, tenor
Steven Hrycelak, bass
Joanna Blendulf, treble and bass viols
Wendy Gillespie, bass viol
Sarah Mead, alto and great bass viols
Emily Walhout, alto, bass and great bass viols with Julie Jeffrey, bass viol
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Catalogue No: TOCC0553EAN/UPC: 5060113445537Release Date: 06.03.2020Composer: Pietro Vinci Artists: Anney Barrett,
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