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Composer: Bassani, Giovanni Battista (1650-1716)

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Year of birth1650
Year of death1716
NationalityUnknown
PeriodBaroque
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Valletta International Baroque Festival: Italian sacred polyphony in 17th-century Malta

Cappella Sanctae Catherinae  ©  Valletta International Baroque Festival / Mario Mintoff
My second course of the sumptuous feast under the title of the Valletta International Baroque Festival arrived on 16 January. The fare was a Maltese delicacy with Italian overtones. The concert was performed by the Cappella Sanctae Catharinae at the church dedicated to all souls in Valletta.Cappella Sanctae Catharinae is Malta’s only male choir.
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Peter Sheppard Skærved's Soundbox 2: Flourish in the Harmony

'Preludes and Vollenteries' (1705) at Wilton's (Purcell shown). Instruments by Duke and Airenti.17th
The second of violinist Peter Sheppard Skærved's Soundbox series once again took place in the exposed-brick Green Room above the bar at Wilton's Music Hall. As with Soundbox 1, the programme comprised short bursts of music with readings of contemporary material, but this time we also had visual aids in the form of postcards, which were referred to througout.
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