Chiara Margarita Cozzolani

Born 27 November 1602. Died 1677
Chiara Margarita Cozzolani
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1602-11-27
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Chiara Margarita Cozzolani

Biography (Wikipedia)

Chiara Margarita Cozzolani (27 November 1602 – ca. 1676-1678), was a Baroque music composer, singer and Benedictine nun. She spent her adult life cloistered in the convent of Santa Radegonda, Milan, where she became abbess and stopped composing. More than a dozen cloistered women published sacred music in seventeenth-century Italy.

Born into a wealthy family in Milan, Italy, Margarita Cozzolani entered the convent and took her vows in 1620. She added "Chiara" as her religious name.

Her writings are very prolific, with some stylistic characteristics being the usage of sequences and switching modes. Her Concerti Sacri had followed suit in the Lombard style. Her four musical opere were published between 1640 and 1650, which is the date of her Vespers, perhaps her best-known single work. There is also a Paschal Mass. Her first publication, Primavera di fiori musicali, is lost. In the convent of Santa Radegonda, the nuns sang during major religious feast days. This drew a great deal of attention from the outside world. As abbess of Santa Radegonda, Cozzolani defended the nuns' music, which came under attack from Archbishop Alfonso Litta, who wanted to reform the convent by limiting the nuns' practice of music and other contact with the outside world. The archbishop's qualms could not have been reassured by the ecstatic report of Filippo Picinelli, in Ateneo dei letterati milanesi (Milan, 1670) who found that "the nuns of Santa Radegonda of Milan are gifted with such rare and exquisite talents in music that they are acknowledged to be the best singers of Italy. They wear the Cassinese habits of St. Benedict, but they seem to any listener to be white and melodious swans, who fill hearts with wonder, and spirit away tongues in their praise. Among these sisters, Donna Chiara Margarita Cozzolani merits the highest praise, Chiara in name but even more so in merit, and Margarita for her unusual and excellent nobility of invention...".

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Chiara Margarita Cozzolani
Maria Magdalene stabat
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Maria Magdalene stabat
Chiara Margarita Cozzolani
Laudate pueri
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Laudate pueri

Laudate pueri

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Cappella Artemisia
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Chiara Margarita Cozzolani
Laudate pueri - psalm for 8 voices
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Laudate pueri - psalm for 8 voices

Laudate pueri - psalm for 8 voices

Performer
Maria Christina Cleary
Francesca Torelli
Bettini Hoffmann
Miranda Aureli
Choir
Cappella Artemisia
Director
Candace Smith
Chiara Margarita Cozzolani
O quam bonus es - motet for 2 voices
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O quam bonus es - motet for 2 voices
Chiara Margarita Cozzolani
Nisi Dominus
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Nisi Dominus

Nisi Dominus

Ensemble
Magnificat Baroque Ensemble
Conductor
Warren Stewart
Chiara Margarita Cozzolani
Te dulcis, O bone Jesu
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Te dulcis, O bone Jesu
Chiara Margarita Cozzolani
Regina terrae, cantate Deo
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Regina terrae, cantate Deo
Chiara Margarita Cozzolani
Gloria in altissimis Deo
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Gloria in altissimis Deo
Chiara Margarita Cozzolani
Dixit Dominus
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Dixit Dominus

Dixit Dominus

Ensemble
Cappella Artemisia
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Chiara Margarita Cozzolani
Colligite, pueri, flores
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Colligite, pueri, flores
Chiara Margarita Cozzolani
Gloria in altissimis Deo
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Gloria in altissimis Deo

Gloria in altissimis Deo

Ensemble
Cappella Artemisia
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Chiara Margarita Cozzolani
Ave mater dilectissima
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Ave mater dilectissima

Ave mater dilectissima

Ensemble
Cappella Artemisia
Director
Candace Smith
Chiara Margarita Cozzolani
Magnificat for 8 voices
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Magnificat for 8 voices

Magnificat for 8 voices

Performer
Alex Mccartney
BREMF Consort of Voices
Claire Williams
Deborah Roberts
Chiara Margarita Cozzolani
Laudate pueri for 8 voices
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Laudate pueri for 8 voices

Laudate pueri for 8 voices

Performer
Alex Mccartney
Claire Williams
Deborah Roberts
BREMF Consort of Voices
Chiara Margarita Cozzolani
Vespro della beate Vergine for 8 voices
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Vespro della beate Vergine for 8 voices

Vespro della beate Vergine for 8 voices

Performer
Alex Mccartney
Bremf Consort Of Voices
Claire Williams
Chiara Margarita Cozzolani
Vespro della beate Vergine for 8 voices
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Vespro della beate Vergine for 8 voices

Vespro della beate Vergine for 8 voices

Performer
Candace Smith
Capella Artemisia
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