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ANTONIO LOTTI CRUCIFIXUS

by The Syred Consort

"...this disc is a particularly welcome unveiling of four rapturous sacred works, thanks to a happy marriage of scholarship and performance. ... Conductor Ben Palmer draws alert responses from The Syred Consort, highlighting to dramatic effect moments of vivid word painting, expressive chromaticisms and dissonance. ...the Orchestra of St Paul’s produces a lush orchestral sound, aptly suggesting the extravagance of Venetian sacred music." ★★★★ BBC Music Magazine

Despite a hugely prolific output spanning a career of more than 50 years, Antonio Lotti is known almost exclusively for his eight-part setting of the 'Crucifixus'. It is not widely known that that motet is in fact part of a complete Credo setting, itself part of the Missa Sancti Christophori that receives its first recording here.