Sofia Madrigal Choir conducted by Prof. Stoyan Kralev has been present in Bulgaria's musical life for more than a quarter of a century now. Together with Orchestral Ensemble in 1997 they made an exquisite recording of two famous works by Antonio Vivaldi, the master of polyphony and Baroque style. "Beatus vir" is a vocal-instrumental work on religious texts, set in expressive music possessing the elevation and balance of spiritual words and turned into fine melodies, which have been modelled by the Maestro's hand of genius. "Gloria" was also created on a Latin cult text and is a work enjoying great popularity in our days. A complex, multi-part composition in which Madrigal demonstrates vocal and stylistic mastery, superb sounding, and excellent command of Baroque technique of performance with its rich ornamentation and reserve.


Recorded in Bulgaria Concert Hall, Sofia, 1996


  • Track Listing


    [1] Beatus Vir 2'56"

    [2] Potens in Terra 2'47"

    [3] Gloria et Divitiae 4'25"

    [4] Exortum Est in Tenebris 2'45"

    [5] Jucundus Homo 3'07"

    [6] In Memoria Aeterna 6'03"

    [7] Paratum Cor Eius 3'17"

    [8] Peccator Videbit 3'14"

    [9] Gloria Patri 3'57"

    GLORIA in D R.589

    [10] Gloria in Excelsis 2'37"

    [11] Et in Terra Pax 6'22"

    [12] Laudamus Te 2'40"

    [13] Gratias Agimus Tibi 0'35"

    [14] Propter Magnam Gloriam Tuam 1'02"

    [15] Domine Deus 4'38"

    [16] Domine Fili Unigenite 2'42"

    [17] Domine Deus, Agnus Dei 5'30"

    [18] Qui Tollis Peccata Mundi 2'37"

    [19] Qui Sedes Ad Dexteram Patris 2'33"

    [20] Quoniam Tu Solus Sanctus 0'53"

    [21] Cum Sancto Spiritu 3'01"

    DDD 68'13"

  • Participating

    Soloists: Nikolina Pankova (soprano), Plamena Zlateva (soprano), Marcho Apostolov (tenor), Yolanta Tzaneva (mezzo-soprano), Spiro Petkov (oboe), Yordan Kojouharov (trumpet), Bogomil Karakonov (cello), Stefan Vrachev (organ), Sofia Madrigal Choir, Orchestral Ensemble

    Stoyan Karalev, conductor