The Sixteen, conducted by Harry Christophers, sing music by Italian and Portuguese masters of polyphony, including works by Lotti, Scarlatti and Melgas, live from Edinburgh.
Acclaimed choir The Sixteen under founding Director Harry Christophers perform live from the Edinburgh International Festival. Portuguese master of vocal polyphony Melgas features alongside one of the few remaining works from his fellow countryman Rebelo. Venetian composer Lotti’s sublime motet in eight parts opens the concert with Scarlatti’s virtuosic Stabat Mater to close.
Lotti: Crucifixus a 8
Melgás: Popule meus — Improperia
Scarlatti: Iste Confessor
Melgás: Lamentações de Quinta-Feira Santa
Melgás: Salve Regina
Rebelo: Panis angelicus
Sir Mark Elder conducts The Halle orchestra in Elgar's The Wand of Youth (Music to a Child's Play) - suite No. 1 Op. 1a
Caldara: Crucifixus a 16
Scarlatti: Stabat Mater a 10
Harry Christophers – Director
Presenter: Donald MacLeod
Producer: Laura Metcalfe