[ ABC Eloquence / CD ]
Release Date: Friday 8 July 2005
One could be forgiven for being surprised that sacred music does not account for a more substantial proportion of Vivaldi's life's work, especially in view of his having been ordained a priest. The music on this disc, however, presents the 'other' side of Vivaldi, which in recent years has been gaining increasing popularity thanks to the efforts of such singers as Andreas Scholl. Philips made a pioneering set of a range of Vivaldi's sacred music and from it is culled music on this disc - uplifting and energising.