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Author Moreschi, Alessandro, 1858-1922. Performer.

Title Alessandro Moreschi [sound recording] : the complete recordings.

Imprint Wadhurst, E. Sussex, England : Opal, [1987], p1984.


Location Call No. Status
 GDL Brand Library Music Compact Disc    D MORE LC M23CD    Available
Description 1 sound disc : digital, stereo. ; 4 3/4 in.
Note Sacred songs and choruses, unacc. or with piano (principally), harmonium, and violin.
Title on container: The last castrato : complete Vatican recordings.
"Moreschi .. was the last known castrato, and the only one to have made records. His recordings were made in 1902 and 1904 at the Vatican where he was a soloist ... includes all twelve records which Professor Moreschi is known to have made, as well as five choral records on which his voice is clearly discernible"--Container.
Compact disc.
Program and biographical notes by John Wolfson and Elsa Scammell ([16] p.) inserted in container.
Contents 1902 Vatican Red Label: Domine salvum fac Pontificem nostrum Leonem / Giovanni Aldega (with chorus) (2:45) ; Et incarnatus est/Crucifixus / Luigi Pratesi (with chorus) (2:57) ; Ideale / Paolo Tosti (2:29) ; Ave verum / Salvatore Meluzzi (with Singers of the Sistine Chapel) (2:34) ; Tui sunt coeli / Gustavo Edoardo Stehle (with Chorus of the Sistine Chapel) (2:25) ; Ave verum / W.A. Mozart (with quartet and Singers of the Sistine Chapel) (2:46) ; Crucifixus : from the Petite Messe solen[n]elle / G. Rossini (3:04) -- 1904 Vatican Black Label: Crucifixus : from the Petite Messe solen[n]elle / G. Rossini (3:06) ; Pie Jesu : versetto from the Dies irae / Leibach (3:03) ; Hostias et preces / Eugenio Terziani (2:49) ; Preghiera = Supplication / Paolo Tosti (3:12) ; Ave Maria / Bach-Gounod (3:13) ; Incipit lamentatio : Gregorian chant (3:05) ; Laudamus te : from the Mass of Saint Bonevantura [i.e. Bonaventura] / Gaetano Capocci (trio: Morescho, Boezi, Dado, with boys' choir ; Moreschi, conductor) (3:19) ; Improperia / Tomaso Ludovico Vittoria (with chorus of Roman choristers ; Baron Kanzler, conductor) (2:33) ; La cruda mia nemica / Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina (quartet ; Kanzler, conductor) (3:13) ; Oremus pro Pontifice / Emilio Calzanera (chorus of Roman choristers ; Moreschi, conductor) (4:12) -- 1903 Bettini cylinder: Ave Maria (Pope Leo XIII; recorded Feb. 5, 1903) (:45).
Event Recorded Apr. 3 and 5, 1902 (1st-7th works) and Apr. 11, 1904 (remainder).
Subject Sacred songs (High voice)
Choruses, Sacred (Mixed voices)
Added Author Leo XIII, Pope, 1810-1903. Performer.
Cappella musicale Pontificia. Performer.
Added Title Last castrato
Standard No. 2703198232
Music No. OPAL CD 9823 Opal
CD 9823 Opal

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