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This is a recording of the Eucharist in St Peter’s Basilica, Rome, that concluded a National Conference of Composers of Sacred Music, held under the auspices of the Associazione Italiana Santa Cecilia in 2017. Its purpose was to commemorate the centenary of the birth of Domenica Bartolucci (1917-2013), a former conductor of the Choir of the Sistine Chapel, by showcasing music for the Mass written in his lifetime, including his own setting of the main texts. The music was chosen, according to the notes by conductor Simone Baiocchi, for its faithfulness to the spirit of the liturgy, neither distractingly avant- garde nor sentimentally populist. An illuminating disc for anyone with an interest in Catholic liturgy.

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