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Bob McQuiston
Classical Lost and Found, September 2005

Those who love the "Misa Criolla," "Misa Flamenca" and "Missa Luba" will go ape over this release, which is a kind of "Messa Napolitana." Combining dialects and ancient, folk melodies from Southern Italy with elements of the Latin Mass, composer Sergio Rendine has fashioned an extremely moving, neo-romantic, "Easter Cantata" for soloists, chorus and orchestra. This dramatic work very effectively characterizes the religious fervor exhibited by Neapolitans during Holy Week. Following its premiere in 2000 it became so popular that it was taped and broadcast in fifty-eight countries. When you hear this well recorded, impassioned performance by the same people who premiered it, you'll understand why. Victimae paschali laudes! Looking for another, outstanding, folk inspired, choral work? By all means investigate Bohuslav Martinu's "Bouquet of Flowers."

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