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concert Jakub Józef Orliński sings "Anima Sacra" — With Il pomo d’oro Baroque sacred music from the smash-hit album

Baroque sacred music from the smash-hit album

Jakub Józef Orliński sings "Anima Sacra" — With Il pomo d’oro Baroque sacred music from the smash-hit album


The warm, expressive tone of Jakub Józef Orliński brings to life the intense drama and beauty of this unique program devoted to Baroque sacred music, a selection from the smash hit album with which the Polish superstar countertenor debuted in 2018 at the age of 28: Anima Sacra.

Like a conservator of fine art painstakingly recreating the colors and textures of a work that has languished in darkness for centuries, Orliński unearths musical treasures by little-known composers like Zelenka, Heinichen, and Fago, restoring each work to its original glory with sparkling vivacity. Baroque ensemble Il pomo d’oro’s pristine accompaniment shows that their exquisite period instruments have an important role to play in the modern musical milieu, and that—as with masterpieces like Michelangelo's Pietà—the expressive force of ancient sacred art continues to resonate profoundly among listeners both religious and secular.

The highlight of this recital is perhaps Vivaldi's Nisi Dominus, likely written between 1713 and 1717 (over 300 years ago, for those keeping count!), whose most moving movement, "Cum dederit," floats above ethereal, introspective strings, rising and falling with an almost hypnotic quality.


  • Jakub Józef Orliński | Countertenor
  • Il pomo d'oro
  • Francesco Corti | Organist, Conductor


  • Johann David Heinichen, Alma Redemptoris Mater, S. 22
  • Alessandro Scarlatti, Sonata a quattro in F Major (after Concerto Grosso No. 3 in F major)
  • Antonio Vivaldi, Nisi Dominus, RV 608
    • 1. Nisi Dominus
    • 2. Vanum est vobis ante lucem surgere
    • 3. Surgitis sederitis postquam
    • 4. Cum dederit dilectis suis
    • 5. Sicut sagittae in manu potentis
    • 6. Beatus vir qui implevit
    • 7. Gloria Patri et Filio
    • 8. Sicut erat in principio
    • 9. Amen
  • Jan Dismas Zelenka, Gesù al Calvario, ZWV 62
    • Aria: S'una sol lagrima
  • Nicola Fago, Tam non splendet sol creatus
  • Jan Dismas Zelenka, Sinfonia in A Minor
    • Allegro
  • Johann Adolph Hasse, Sanctus Petrus et Sancta Maria Magdalena
    • Aria: Mea tormenta, properate!
  • Nicola Fago, Il Faraone Sommerso
    • Aria: Alla gente a Dio diletta
  • Antonio Vivaldi, Nisi Dominus, RV 608
    • 8. Sicut erat in principio
    • 9. Amen
  • Antonio Vivaldi, Il Giustino, RV 717
    • I: "Vedrò con mio diletto" (Anastasio)


  • Directed by:
    • Patrick Lauze
  • Venue: Théâtre Impérial de Compiègne (Compiègne, France)
  • Production date: 2018
  • Duration: 1 h 34 min
  • Production: © Les Films Figures Libres © Les Films Figures Libres
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