This album publishes for the first time inedited passion cantatas of the benedictine convent “San Lorenzo” in San Severo (Puglia, Italy), played on an original salterio (Michele Barbi, Rome, 1725). The “Lamentaziones” were composed by reknown neapolitan opera composers of the second half of the 18th century, and they were commissioned as well as performed by the nuns themselves. Obviously, the nuns were gifted with high skills in music performance, as these compositions for soprano, salterio and basso continuo are highly virtuous. This album was awarded the “Pasticcio-Price” of Ö1.
Domenico Merola – Lezzione Seconda
Anonimo – Lezzione del Giovedì Santo – Intro
Gennaro Manna – Lezzione del Venerdì Santo – Jerusalem