Totus Amore (DXL 1054)



The title work of this disc, Totus Amore was a composition Scarlatti was particularly proud.  It is his only published collection of sacred music, the Concerti Sacri of 1707/8.

Ryland Angel
Born on St. Cecilia’s Day, Ryland Angel trained in the UK with David Mason and now is based between New York, USA and Paris, France. He enjoys a flourishing international career spanning opera, oratory and the recital repertoire.   He has performed with William Christie, Nicholas McGegan, Rene Jacobs, Ivor Bolton, Roy Goodman, Christophe Rousset, Philippe Herreweghe, Christophe Coin, Jane Glover, Herve Niquet, Graeme Jenkins, Le Parlement de Musique, the Ensemble of Early Music of New York, St Paul Chamber orchestra and Philharmonia baroque.

Les Folies Francoises
In 2000, a group of young musicians formed Les Folies Françoises under the direction of violinist Patrick Cohën-Akenine. Trained in the French school, these established soloists have won major national and international awards, playing as a chamber orchestra or in smaller ensembles.  In the way of François Couperin’s Treizième Ordre, which gave its name to the ensemble, Les Folies Françoises aims to express the full palette of colours and feelings that characterizes the musical tastes of the period.


Track List

1) Sonata, Op. 1, No. 11 – Corelli
2) Totus amore languens – Scarlatti
3) Salve Regina – Bassani
4) Variations – La Follia – Scarlatti
5) Infirmata vulnerata –    Scarlatti
6) Sonata, Op. 5, No. 1 – Corelli
7) O vos omnes  – Stradella

Totus Amore features internationally renowned counter tenor, Ryland Angel with the award winning ensemble, Les Folies Francoises.  This beautiful collection of early baroque works consists of the instrumental and vocal repertoire of the 17th and 18th centuries performed with the same spirit, freedom and creativity that drove the musicians of the Grand Siècle.

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