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Composer: Barbarino, Bartolomeo (1568-1617)

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Year of birth1568
Year of death1617
NationalityItaly
PeriodEarly
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Prom 53: Remarkable vocal variety and colour from I Fagiolini's Italian Vespers

Nicholas Hurndall Smith and Matthew Long, tenors from I Fagiolini
The scene is 1612 in Venice: a great battle has been won against the dreaded Ottoman Empire, and in celebration, evening prayers are ordered to be set to music specially composed by the great Giovanni Gabrieli, Claudio Monteverdi and others.
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