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Announcing The Cozzolani Project

In 2000, Magnificat and Musica Omnia began recording the complete works of Chiara Margarita Cozzolani. The Cozzolani Project is a continuation and expansion of that venture that will eventually make all of Cozzolani’s surviving compositions available as streaming audio and digital download.

Magnificat’s two CDs on the Musica Omnia label, Vespro della Beata Vergine and Messa Paschale included about half of Cozzolani’s surviving works. As a result, four psalms, another setting of the Magnificat, and eight motets remain to be released in two double CD box sets.

The recordings will be released both digitally and on physical CDs, with a complete recording of Cozzolani’s 1650 collection Salmi a otto voci due for release and shipment in Spring 2010 with her 1642 collection Concerti Sacri, due in Spring 2011. The previously unreleased tracks will become available for individually as they are completed.

In addition to the recordings we seek to promote a wider appreciation and deeper understanding of Cozzolani’s life and music and the cultural context in which she lived. The website Cozzolani.com which will serve as a resource of information about Cozzolani, scholarly work on music in convents in Italy and other related areas of study, news about performances and publications of her music and other materials related to this remarkable composer.

All those pre-ordering CDs from The Cozzolani Project will automatically receive codes and links enabling free digital downloads of all tracks – those previously released and those currently in preparation as they become available.

All digital downloads are available in a variety of lossless formats – FLAC, AIFF, WAV and more. In additional to pre-ordering each individual track is available for download as well.

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