Giacomo Carissimi

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Carissimi was an important composer of the Italian Baroque, essentially inventing the form of the oratorio and notable also for his cantatas.
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Composition Highlights

Title Year Avg. Duration Genre
Jephte, oratorio for 6 voices & continuo 1648 Choral
Missa "Sciolto havean dall'alte sponde," mass for 5 voices & continuo Choral
Jonas, oratorio for soloists, 5 voices, 2 violins & continuo Choral
Vittoria, mio core (Amante sciolto d'amore), cantata for soprano & continuo 1646 Vocal Music
Ferma Lascia Ch'Io Parli (Lamento della Regina Maria Stuarda), cantata for soprano & continuo 1650 Vocal Music
Vanitas Vanitatum I, motet for 2 sopranos & continuo (doubtful) 16?? Vocal Music
Il mio core è un mar di pianti, cantata for 2 sopranos & continuo (also attributed to A. Stradella) 1650 Vocal Music
Vanitas Vanitatum II, oratorio for 5 voices, 2 violins & continuo Choral
Deh memoria e che più chieidi?, cantata for soprano & continuo 1650 Vocal Music
Judicium Salomonis, oratorio for 4 voices, 2 violins & continuo (formerly attrib. to S. Capricornus) 1640 Choral
Lamentationes Jeremiae Prophetae ("Feriae Quintae in Coena Domini"), motet for mezzo-soprano, soprano & continuo Vocal Music
Work(s) Miscellaneous (Classical)
Piangete, aure, piangete, cantata for soprano & continuo Vocal Music
Apritevi inferni (Peccator penitente), cantata for soprano & continuo 1663 Vocal Music
Salve, puellule, motet for soprano or tenor & continuo (or for tenor, 2 violins & continuo) Vocal Music
Così volete, così sarà, cantata for soprano & continuo 1640 Vocal Music
Exulta, gaude, filia Sion, motet for 2 sopranos & continuo 1675 Vocal Music
Ardens est cor nostrum [meum], motet for soprano, alto, tenor, bass & continuo 1664 Vocal Music
Sciolto havean dall'alte sponde (I naviganti), cantata for 2 sopranos, baritone & continuo 1653 Vocal Music
Exurge, cor meum, in cithara, motet for soprano, 2 violins, viole & continuo 1670 Vocal Music
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