Antonio Nani’s Messa is the tenth programme of the series with Maltese music released by Gega New with the support of APS Bank, Malta. The album adds to the selection of Maltese composers and acquaints us with a very interesting composer. Similar to most of the writers before him, Nani was also influenced by Italian musical culture and during the greater part of his life he lived and worked in Napoli. He has written operas, symphony music, messas. He was strongly influenced by Romanticism. Some of his most popular works are: Messa in onore di S. Paolo Naufrago, Messa da requiem, Responsori dei morti and the three magnificent operas Zorilla, Agnese Visconti and I cavalieri di Malta.

​​​​​​​Recorded on 1st-2nd December 2008 in the Chapel of the Porziuncola House of the Franciscan Fathers, Bahar ic-Caghaq, Malta.



  • Messa del Naufrago

    [1] Kyrie 10’28’’
    [2] Gloria in excelsis Deo 5’06’’
    [3] Laudamus te 2’59’’
    [4] Domine Deus 5’20’’
    [5] Qui tollis 8’03’’
    [6] Qui sedes 6’49’’
    [7] Cum Sancto Spiritu – Amen 5’18’’
    [8] Credo 13’54’’
    [9] Sanctus, Sanctus, Sanctus 1’23’’
    [10] Benedictus 1’47’’
    [11] Agnus Dei 3’02’’
    DDD 64’08’’
  • Performers

    Joseph Aquilina (tenor), Charles Vella Zarb (tenor)

    Alfred Camilleri (baritone), Anthony Montebello (bass)

    The Mirabitur Choir - male section The Jubal Orchestra

    Rev. John Galea - conductor