Nova Schola Gregoriana - Toccata Nr. 1 Im 1. Ton F Nova Schola Gregoriana - Versi Sopra Le Messa Che Kyrie Gloria Sanctus Agnus Dei Capriccio Im 1. Ton Ite, Missa Est Nova Schola Gregoriana - Versi Sopra La Messa Dell Kyrie Gloria Sanctus Durezze (E) Ligature Agnus Dei Canzon Francese Nr. 3 Im 1. Ton Finto Ite, Missa Est Nova Schola Gregoriana - Versi Sopra La Messa Dell Kyrie Gloria Sanctus Agnus Dei Canzon Francese Nr. 2 Im 9. Ton Naturale Ite, Missa Est Toccata ? Giovanni Salvatore lived from 1620 till 1688, living and working as organist in Naples. His most important work is the collection of “Ricercari a Quattro voci, Canzoni, Canzoni Francesi, Toccate, et Versi per rispondere nelle Messe con l’Organo al Choro”. ? In the 17th century the Roman Catholic liturgy accepted certain instrumental interludes during the service of the mass, either as an addition or as a replacement of certain parts of the mass. No doubt this practice inspired composers to write extensive and elaborate works for the organ in which they could show their compositional skills. ? Salvatore’s style is typical of the Neapolitan liturgy during the Baroque: a rich vocal tapestry of opulent vocal and instrumental polyphony. ? Organist Federico Del Sordo and the Nova Schola Gregoriana conducted by Alberto Turco are specialists in this specific repertoire, they already recorded the Organ Alternatim Masses by Merulo for Brilliant Classics (BC95145). They use a historic 1678 organ by Giovanni Boccanegra, the specifications of which are included in the booklet.