Hauk: Mayr - Motets vol.2 (24/96 FLAC)
Hauk: Mayr – Motets vol.2 (24/96 FLAC)

Composer: Johann Simon Mayr
Performer: Mayr Chorus, Concerto de Bassus, I Virtuosi Italiani
Conductor: Franz Hauk
Audio CD
Number of Discs: 1
Format: FLAC (tracks)
Label: Naxos
Size: 1.17 GB
Recovery: +3%
Scan: yes

01. Litaniae lauretanae in A Major (C. 1825)
02. Salve Regina in F Major (C. 1820)
03. Salve Regina in F Major (C. 1810, 307-2)
04. O virgo immaculata (C. 1800)
05. Regina coeli in B-Flat Major (C. 1800)
06. Salve Regina in F Major (C. 1810, 307-5)
07. Salve Regina in B-Flat Major (C. 1830)
08. Laudem volo cantitare in B-Flat Major (C. 1820)
09. Ave Regina caelorum in E-Flat Major (C. 1830)

Andrea Lauren Brown (soprano),
Markus Schäfer (tenor),
Daniel Ochoa (bass)
Simon Mayr Chorus,
Concerto de Bassus,
I Virtuosi Italiani
Franz Hauk

Though he was, until the arrival of Rossini, the leading operatic composer of the time, Johann Simon Mayr also wrote a significant body of church music. Marked by clear formal structures and skilful instrumentation, the works on this recording were composed between 1800 and 1830, the majority when Mayr was maestro di cappella in Bergamo. There are several settings of Marian antiphons – Latin hymns to the Virgin Mary – as well as settings of sacred poetry. Elements of the writing point to his operatic experience, with rich and varied use of accompanying winds, songlike themes, and a wide vocal range.

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