Performers: Frédéric Muñoz (L. F. Tambirini Organ, 1980; Chapelle Sainte Anne de Toulouse); Miguel Bernal, Jose Manuel Lopez, Dante Andreo, Walter Leonard, Javier Rodriguez (voices); Luis Lozano Virumbrales (vocal advisor)
Playing time: 79'
Recording dates: December 1994 & March 1995
Claudio Merulo (1533-1604), a central figure in the early Venetian organ school, was one of the first composers to leave a substantial body of organ music, especially organ masses These alternate vocal lines with lengthy organ verses.
Other recordings in this series:
Note especially that this series of three masses matches exactly those chosen by Frescobaldi for his Fiori Musicali. With Merulo, there is no overture to secular elements, and consequently no awkwardness.
A similar program:
Another issue devoted to Merulo's keyboard music, performed on both harpsichord & organ:
The start of a complete program:
A similar recording devoted to the earlier contemporary Girolamo Cavazzoni (c.1510-c.1565):
Finally, a recording presenting some of Merulo's vocal music:
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