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|Document Type:||Sound Recording|
|All Authors / Contributors:||
Alessandro Moreschi; Leo, Pope; Cappella musicale Pontificia.
|Language Note:||Most works sung in Latin, items 3, 11, 16 sung in Italian.|
|Notes:||Sacred songs and choruses, unacc. or with piano (principally), harmonium, and violin.
Title on container: The last castrato : complete Vatican recordings.
"Moreschi .. was the last known castrato, and the only one to have made records. His recordings were made in 1902 and 1904 at the Vatican where he was a soloist ... includes all twelve records which Professor Moreschi is known to have made, as well as five choral records on which his voice is clearly discernible"--Container.
Program and biographical notes by John Wolfson and Elsa Scammell ( p.) inserted in container.
|Performer(s):||Alessandro Moreschi, castrato singer; with various soloists and musical groups.|
|Event notes:||Recorded Apr. 3 and 5, 1902 (1st-7th works) and Apr. 11, 1904 (remainder).|
|Description:||1 sound disc (52:50 min.) : digital, mono. ; 4 3/4 in.|
|Contents:||1902 Vatican Red Label: Domine salvum fac Pontificem nostrum Leonem / Giovanni Aldega (with chorus) (2:45) --
Et incarnatus est/Crucifixus / Luigi Pratesi (with chorus) (2:57) --
Ideale / Paolo Tosti (2:29) --
Ave verum / Salvatore Meluzzi (with Singers of the Sistine Chapel) (2:34) --
Tui sunt coeli / Gustavo Edoardo Stehle (with Chorus of the Sistine Chapel) (2:25) --
Ave verum / W.A. Mozart (with quartet and Singers of the Sistine Chapel) (2:46) --
Crucifixus : from the Petite Messe solen[n]elle / G. Rossini (3:04) --
1904 Vatican Black Label: Crucifixus : from the Petite Messe solen[n]elle / G. Rossini (3:06) --
Pie Jesu : versetto from the Dies irae / Leibach (3:03) --
Hostias et preces / Eugenio Terziani (2:49) --
Preghiera = Supplication / Paolo Tosti (3:12) --
Ave Maria / Bach-Gounod (3:13) --
Incipit lamentatio : Gregorian chant (3:05) --
Laudamus te : from the Mass of Saint Bonevantura [i.e. Bonaventura] / Gaetano Capocci (trio: Morescho, Boezi, Dado, with boys' choir --
Moreschi, conductor) (3:19) --
Improperia / Tomaso Ludovico Vittoria (with chorus of Roman choristers --
Baron Kanzler, conductor) (2:33) --
La cruda mia nemica / Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina (quartet --
Kanzler, conductor) (3:13) --
Oremus pro Pontifice / Emilio Calzanera (chorus of Roman choristers --
Moreschi, conductor) (4:12) --
1903 Bettini cylinder: Ave Maria (Pope Leo XIII; recorded Feb. 5, 1903) (:45).
|Other Titles:||Last castrato
Complete Vatican recordings