Playing from a new score by Wayne Leupold Editions, Calvert Johnson surveys the great work of Frescobaldi. Able assistance in the perfomance of the chants of the Kyrie is provided by the men of the Schola of St. Bartholomew’s Episcopal Church, Atlanta, Georgia and by soprano Amy Hughley in the Messa della Madonna
The organ heard is located in Chiesa di Santa Lucia, Serra San Quirico
(Marche,) Italy. It was built in 1676 by Giuseppe Testa and has been restored in 2007 by Andrea Pinchi. The organ is tuned in ¼ comma mean-tone temperament at A=410. Professor Johnson provides extensive notes on the composer, the works, and the registrations used in the recording.
FRESCOBALDI: Fiori Musicali
Messa della Dominica
Messa della Madonna
Messa delli Apostoli