Missa Amabilis

May 31, 2023, 10:00 pm

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Vault of the central nave of the Thomaskirche, Leipzig
Vault of the central nave of the Thomaskirche, Leipzig

Among Venetian Antonio Caldara’s seventy-plus operas, thirty-plus oratorios, motets, and sonatas is the work we’ll hear on this edition of Baroque&Before: the Missa amabilis, a gem of inventive melody, daring harmony, and skillful counterpoint. Tonight’s program was recorded live in concert May 28, 2022 in St. Thomas Church, Leipzig, as part of the German Chorus Festival. Fabian Enders leads the Saxony Chamber Choir and Sturm und Drang Orchestra in this work, among the first to combine successfully Italian and German-Austrian influences.

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Antonio Caldara (ca 1670-1736)
Missa amabilis
– Kyrie eleison – Christe eleison – Kyrie eleison – Gloria; Et in terra pax – Laudamus te – Dominus Deus – Domine Fili – Qui tollis – Miserere – Quoniam – Cum Sancto Spiritu – Credo; Patrem omnipotentem – Crucifixus – Et resurrexit – Et vitam – Sanctus – Pleni sunt caeli – Benedictus – Dona nobis pacem

Sächsischer Kammerchor
Orchester Sturm und Drang
Fabian Enders, conductor