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. 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. This website 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 material related to this remarkable composer.
The recordings will be released on physical CDs, with a complete recording of Cozzolani’s 1650 collection Salmi a otto voci due for release as a double CD in Spring 2010 and her 1642 collection Concerti Sacri, also a double CD, in Spring 2011. Subscribers will a code and link for free downloads of all previously released tracks. Then they will receive notifications and individual download codes for each unreleased tracks as they are completed.
All those pre-ordering CDs from The Cozzolani Projects 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.