The Baroque extravagance of Roman art and architecture has been long celebrated, but its music has often been lost in the shadows cast by Venetian and German composers. This is an act of unjust neglect, for the composers of the Roman Baroque had a unique voice and, in Giacommo Carissimi, a pioneering master: his Oratorio Jephte would change the course of musical history. Alongside this work, we present Alessandro Scarlatti’s quasi-symphonic motet Dixit Dominus and shorter works by Alessandro Melani.
Petros Singers are delighted to be performing alongside soprano, Miriam Allan and tenor, Sean Clayton. Further soloists will be announced shortly.