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|Document Type:||Sound Recording|
|All Authors / Contributors:||
Alessandro Moreschi; Leo, Pope; Cappella musicale Pontificia.
|Notes:||Principally sacred music with piano acc. or unacc.
"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.
Distributor from label on container.
Program notes, notes on the recordings, and biographical notes on Moreschi on and in container (2 p.).
|Performer(s):||Alessandro Moreschi, castrato ; various vocalists, choruses, and conductors.|
|Event notes:||Recorded Apr. 3 and 5, 1902 (1st-7th works) and Apr. 11, 1904 (remainder).|
|Description:||1 sound disc : analog, 33 1/3 rpm ; 12 in.|
|Contents:||Domine salvum fac Pontificem nostrum Leonem / Giovanni Aldega (with chorus) --
Et incarnatus est/Crucifixus / Luigi Pratesi (with chorus) --
Ideale / Paolo Tosti --
Ave verum / Salvatore Meluzzi (with Singers of the Sistine Chapel) --
Tui sunt coeli / Gustavo Edoardo Stehle (with Chorus of the Sistine Chapel) --
Ave verum / W.A. Mozart (with quartet and Singers of the Sistine Chapel) --
Crucifixus : from the Petite Messe Solenelle / G. Rossini (recorded 1902) --
Crucifixus : from the Petite Messe Solenelle (recorded 1904) --
Pie Jesu : versetto from the Dies irae / Leibach --
Hostias et preces / Eugenio Terziani --
Preghiera / Paolo Tosti --
Ave Maria / Bach-Gounod --
Incipit lamentatio : Gregorian chant --
Laudamus te : from the Mass of Saint Bonaventura / Gaetano Capocci (trio: Moreschi, Boezi, Dado, with boys' choir ; Moreschi, conductor) --
Improperia / Tomaso Ludovico Vittoria (with chorus of Roman choristers ; Baron Kanzler, conductor) --
La cruda mia nemica / Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina (quartet ; Kanzler, conductor) --
Oremus pro Pontifice / Emilio Calzanera (chorus of Roman choristers ; Moreschi, conductor) --
The voice of Pope Leo XIII (recorded 5 February, 1903).