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This is an interesting recording of unfamiliar repertoire in which four singers, sometimes singing solo, sometimes in ensemble, perform Giordano’s music for the Tenebrae services in Holy Week, together with his setting of the Miserere. As one might expect, the music is lightweight with plenty of singable melodies and clichéd figurae, well accompanied with plenty of neatly played Alberti basses by Massimiliano Roschietti on a Callido organ of c.1790 in Ginestrato, Pesaro. The singers perform this music styl- ishly, and there is no doubt that this recording serves an unknown Italian repertoire very well, even if it is ‘popular’ in style.

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