1612 Guglielmi at Santa Maria in Vallicello, Rome, Italy
1612 Guglielmi at Santa Maria in Vallicello, Rome, Italy

Exploring Italy #1237

…with Francesco Cera as our guide, we investigate the organ art in the land that virtually 'invented music'.

Hour 1

BERNARDO PASQUINI: Sonata. GIROLAMO FRESCOBALDI: Toccata prima (Book 2) Toccata per l'Elevatione, fr Messa degli ApostoliFrancesco Cera (1612 Guglielmi/Santa Maria in Vallicello, Rome) Temperaments 316030

MICHELANGELO ROSSI: Toccata No. 10; Corrents Nos. 7 & 2 –Francesco Cera (1651 Neri/Oratorio de Nardis, Aqila) Tactus 601802

ANDREA GABRIELI: Intonation on the 1st Tone. CLAUDIO MONTEVERDI: Salve Regina –Filippo Bettoschi, baritone/Francesco Cera (1509 Paolo/Church of St. Francis, Trevi) Tactus 620001

TARQUINIO MERULA: Canzonas on the 2nd and 4th Tones; Toccata on the 2nd Tone –Francesco Cera (1526 Facchetti/Saint Michael in Bosco, Bologna) Tactus 591301

Hour 2

ANTONIO VIVALDI (trans.Todorovski): Concerto in F, Op. 4, no. 9 –Catherine Todorovski (1982 Grenzing/St. Cyprien, Perigord, France) Syrius 141373

BERNARDO STORACE: Toccata & Canzona; Pastorale (excerpted) –Francesco Cera (1680 Anonymous/Church of St. Magnus and Amelia, Terni) Tactus 601902

PASQUINI: Toccata con lo scherzo del Cucco Lorenzo Ghielmi (2004 Mascioni/St. Mary's Cathedral, Tokyo) CR Studio 9728

GIOVANNI MORANDI: Sinfonia Marziale in d –Federica Iannella and Giuliana Maccaroni (1767 Callido/Santuario Santa Maria Goretti, Corinaldo) Tactus 771301

CESARE NORDIO: Musette –Andrea Macinanti (1909 Vegezzi-Bossi/Santa Maria sopra Minerva, Rome) Tactus 900001

GIOACCHINO ROSSINI: William Tell Overture –Wayne Marshall (1894 William Hill/Peterborough Cathedral, England) Virgin Classics 61703


Francesco Cera presents concerts in New England during this month, at Mount Holyoke College, South Hadley, MA (9/23), Yale University (9/26), Old West Church, Boston (9/28) and College of the Holy Cross, Worcester, MA (9/30)