Scherzi Musicali - O splendida dies - Fanfare
His music is well written and often sensitive to the painting of the text. He is also a master of easy counterpoint, wherein the lines fit together like a puzzle and yet do not avoid coloratura. To make this all happen requires the talents of a first-rate ensemble. The Scherzi Musicali provides this interaction with ease and dexterity. The straight sound vocal lines blend easily together and with the fine continuo group that seems a bit larger than conventional.