Scarlatti, Alessandro

(2 May 1660, Palermo, Sicily – 22 October 1725, Naples)
   Active mainly in Rome (1672–1683, 1702– 1708). Naples (1683–1702, 1708–1725), and Venice (1707), his sacred music, mostly composed in stile antico, has been greatly overshadowed by his operas. There are 10 extant complete masses (including one Requiem) and over 70 motets and other Latin settings, including two Magnificats and a Stabat Mater. The 25 extant oratorios, mostly commissioned for performance during Lent in Rome, are completely operatic in style.

Historical dictionary of sacred music. . 2006.

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