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The central work on this collection of seventeenth century vocal music is Carissimi's Jephte, a 25-minute oratorio, for voices and continuo, that swiftly and powerfully presents the biblical story of the warrior who prepares to sacrifice his daughter, Filla (Anne Grimm), in thanks for his success in battle. The entire group of soloists here achieves a pitch of sadness that takes over the work soon after its imposing beginning and infuses the series of declaimed utterances in which the story unfolds. The question for the ...

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  1. Lamento Della Ninfa, madrigal in 3 sections for 1-4 voices (from Book 8), SV 163
  2. Toccata for keyboard in F major (Chigi MS Q IV 25; CEKM 30/1, No. 7)
  3. Lamento di David for 8 voices (from Sacrae Concertationes)
  4. Toccata for lute No. 7 (from Book 4 of D'Intavolatura di Lauto)
  5. Lamentatio Virginis in dispositione Filii de cruce (Sacri modulatus)
  6. Toccata No. 7 in D minor (Toccate e correnti d'intavolatura d'organo e cimbalo (1657))
  7. Jephte, oratorio for 6 voices & continuo
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