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Vokalensemble Novantiqua Bern & Kesselberg Ensemble – Einsiedler Vesper

Artists: Vokalensemble Novantiqua Bern & Kesselberg Ensemble

Title: Carlo Donato Cossoni – Einsiedler Vesper

Catalogue No.: SM 326

Release: 15.11.2019

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Carlo Donato Cossoni (1623–1700) was born into a family of musicians in the small town of Gravedona by Lake Como on November 10, 1623. By 1650 he was organist at San Fedele in Como, where he had previously been ordained priest. He published his op. 1 of two-part and three-part motets in Venice in 1665, and 13 further works followed up to 1679, all of sacred music. He bequeathed 54 sacred works to the Benedictine abbey of Einsiedeln (Appellato della Madonna de Valdo, “Our Lady of the Hermits”), and after his death in Gravedona they were added to the abbey library. Other Cossoni manuscripts have been preserved in Milan, Como and Bologna. 

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