LELIO COLISTA (1629-1680): 9 Sinfonie a 3, Ballo a 3.
Catalogue Number: 10W013
Label: Brilliant Classics
Description: These sinfonie were performed on Christmas Eve 1664 at the Roman church of Santa Maria del Popolo and perhaps not since then. They all follow a similar template, mostly opening with a grave slow movement, and reserving the practice of strict counterpoint for the penultimate movement before the upbeat finale. Only one of the nine is cast in a minor-key, but the recording is completed by another manuscript piece, the Ballo in G minor, which plays with Baroque expressions of mourning. Ensemble Giardino di Delizie.