COR16123 The Blossoming Vine
AVAILABLE FOR PRE-ORDER ONLY. UK RELEASE DATE 28 APRIL 2014*
The second in The Sixteen’s series of Polish music, conducted by Associate Conductor Eamonn Dougan, explores works by three of the Italian maestri who flourished at the court of King Sigismund III during the late 16th and early 17th centuries: Vincenzo Bertolusi, Giovanni Francesco Anerio and Aspilio Pacelli.
The music is all connected to the Virgin Mary with many of the texts taken from the Song of Songs, the Old Testament’s collection of love poetry which has long been applied metaphorically to the Virgin Mary.
The arrival of the Italian maestri heralded a new dawn for sacred music in Poland.
*Pre-orders placed by 23 April will be sent out on this date ahead of the UK release date of 28 April. Please note that we cannot guarantee that international orders will be received before the release date.