Vivaldi Sinfonia in B minor «Al Santo Sepolcro», RV 169

 Antonio Vivaldi's Sinfonia al Santo Sepolcro in B minor, RV 169, is one of two pieces he composed bearing the subtitle "al Santo Sepolcro," the other being a Sonata in E flat major, RV 130. Both works are scored for two violins, viola, and continuo, although it is generally accepted that the Sinfonia may be played by either orchestral or chamber forces. There are many chapels in Italy that are called "al Santo Sepolcro" (of the Holy Sepulchre), but given the provenance of the undated Vivaldi manuscript in Turin, it may have been written for a chapel incorporated as part of the Sacro Monte complex in nearby Varallo, Italy. Built in 1491 by Franciscan monk Bernardo Calmì,



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