Antonio Lotti: Crucifixus
The Byrd Ensemble
Thank you for this, Patty. As I was listening to it I was struck by the fact that, though it is 3 1/2 minutes long, it has only four phrases. It’s the ideal way to show my students how to maintain a long phrase line, keeping the energy pushing smoothly to climax and releasing slowly to final relaxation.
Having said that, what a wonderful piece! The best religious music exemplifies the best in religion, and this is a wonderful example of that. It left me at peace – at least for the moment…
I’m so glad you enjoyed it, Bob. I’m listening yet again. I just love it.
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