Header

MESSA ARCAICA

Franco Battiato

Rock Progressivo Italiano


From Progarchives.com, the ultimate progressive rock music website

Franco Battiato Messa Arcaica album cover
3.04 | 5 ratings | 1 reviews | 0% 5 stars

Write a review
Buy FRANCO BATTIATO Music
from Progarchives.com partners
Studio Album, released in 1994

Songs / Tracks Listing

1. Kyrie (14:30)
2. Gloria (4:58)
3. Credo (2:50)
4. Sanctus (6:44)
5. Agnus Dei (6:06)

Total Time 35:08

Lyrics

Search FRANCO BATTIATO Messa Arcaica lyrics

Music tabs (tablatures)

Search FRANCO BATTIATO Messa Arcaica tabs

Line-up / Musicians


Not specified on Battiato's web site

Releases information

CD EMI Records (1994)

Composition for soloists, choir and orchestra

First performance:
L'Aquila, Chiesa di S. Bernardino
on October 23rd, 1993
Assisi (PG), Basilica Superiore di San Francesco
on October 24th, 1993

Thanks to Mandrakeroot for the addition
and to NotAProghead for the last updates
Edit this entry

FRANCO BATTIATO MP3, Free Download (music stream)


Open extended player in a new pop-up window | Random Playlist (50) | How to submit new MP3s

Buy FRANCO BATTIATO Messa Arcaica Music


Del Suo Veloce VoloDel Suo Veloce Volo
Import
Universal Italy 2013
Audio CD$11.75
$24.73 (used)
Platinum CollectionPlatinum Collection
Import
EMI Music Italy 2004
Audio CD$33.82
$34.63 (used)
EMI Album Collection Vol. 1EMI Album Collection Vol. 1
Import
Emi Uk/Zoom 2011
Audio CD$28.76
$31.62 (used)
Fleurs 2Fleurs 2
Import
Mercury Italy 2008
Audio CD$10.03
$4.38 (used)
Sulle Corde Di AriesSulle Corde Di Aries
Import
Sony/Bmg Italy 1998
Audio CD$5.01
$7.14 (used)
BattiatoBattiato
Import
Sony/Bmg Italy 1998
Audio CD$5.94
$5.58 (used)
Juke BoxJuke Box
Import
Sony/Bmg Italy 1998
Audio CD$7.70
$11.14 (used)
Echoes of Sufi DancesEchoes of Sufi Dances
Import
EMI Music Italy 2001
Audio CD$15.16
$26.73 (used)
FleursFleurs
Import
Mercury Italy 1999
Audio CD$9.29
$5.62 (used)
Apriti SesamoApriti Sesamo
Import
Universal UK 2013
Audio CD$9.99
$18.04 (used)
Right Now on Ebay (logo)
Juke Box by Franco Battiato (CD, Nov-1998, Bmg) US $5.76 Buy It Now 4h 26m
FRANCO BATTIATO - CLIC - NEW CD US $8.41 Buy It Now 8h 12m
L' Era del Cinghiale Bianco Franco Battiato CD US $21.49 Buy It Now 11h 27m
FRANCO BATTIATO - COME UN CAMMELLO IN UNA GRON NEW CD US $27.33 Buy It Now 16h 32m
Franco Battiato-Clic Italian prog cd US $11.99 Buy It Now 22h 8m
Come un Cammello in Una Grondaia Franco Battiato CD US $10.47 Buy It Now 23h 52m
FRANCO BATTIATO - ECHOES OF SUFI DANCES - NEW CD US $12.12 Buy It Now 1 day
B TTI TO, FRANCO - FRANCO BATTIATO: MESSA ARCAICA - NEW CD US $17.56 Buy It Now 1 day
FRANCO BATTIATO - POVERA PATRIA: BEST & RARITIES - NEW CD BOXSET US $15.93 Buy It Now 1 day
Franco Battiato - Clic CD US $17.99 Buy It Now 1 day
Franco Battiato - LEra Del Cinghiale Bianco CD US $25.69 Buy It Now 1 day
FRANCO BATTIATO: Come Un Cammello In Una Grondaia (rock & pop vinyl LP) US $25.00 Buy It Now 1 day
Franco Battiato Gommalacca CD US $16.99 Buy It Now 2 days
Franco Battiato - Come Un Cammello In Una Grondaia CD US $25.01 Buy It Now 2 days
Franco Battiato / Juri Camisasca / Osage Tribe La Convenzione CD ITA 802898009 US $7.48 [0 bids]
2 days
Franco Battiato Gommalacca CD ITA 731455890723 Mercury new US $10.98 [0 bids]
2 days
FRANCO BATTIATO patriots LP VG+ 3C 064 18521 Vinyl 1980 Record US $135.00 Buy It Now 2 days
Pollution Franco Battiato CD US $6.03 Buy It Now 3 days
FRANCO BATTIATO foetus LP GF italian prog - psych US $39.90 Buy It Now 3 days
FRANCO BATTIATO - SULLE CORDE DI ARIES NEW CD US $12.39 Buy It Now 3 days
FRANCO BATTIATO - FISIOGNOMICA/CAFFE' DE LA PAIX (IMPORT) NEW CD US $36.89 Buy It Now 3 days
FRANCO BATTIATO - LIVE COLLECTION [FRANCO BATTIATO] - NEW CD US $12.03 Buy It Now 4 days
FRANCO BATTIATO - FLEURS 2 - NEW CD US $9.26 Buy It Now 4 days
FRANCO BATTIATO LA VOZ DE SU AMO - CENTRO DE GRAVEDAD PERMANENTE ARGENTINA LP US $81.36 Buy It Now 4 days
FRANCO BATTIATO ECHOES OF SUFI DANCES CAPITOL RARE LP SHRINK US $20.00 [0 bids]
4 days
Franco Battiato ?- Echoes Of Sufi Dances - SEALED spanish LP. EMI ST-12383 US $40.00 Buy It Now 4 days
Franco Battiato - Fisiognomica/Caffe De La Paix CD US $34.19 Buy It Now 5 days
Franco Battiato - Sulle Corde Di Aries CD US $11.03 Buy It Now 5 days
Mondi Lontanissimi Franco Battiato CD US $18.99 Buy It Now 5 days
FRANCO BATTIATO - FISIOGNOMICA NEW CD US $27.33 Buy It Now 5 days
Franco Battiato - Zā / Artis Records ?- ARCD 046 CD US $6.99 [0 bids]
US $11.99 Buy It Now
5 days
FRANCO BATTIATO in spanish 45 EMI PROMOTIONAL 1987 US $19.99 Buy It Now 5 days
FRANCO BATTIATO - LA VOCE DEL PADRONE - NEW CD US $9.67 Buy It Now 6 days
FRANCO BATTIATO L'era del cinghiale bianco 7' Record Store Day 2013 500 copies US $15.99 Buy It Now 6 days
FRANCO BATTIATO NOMADAS ARGENTINA LP US $33.59 Buy It Now 6 days
FRANCO BATTIATO fetus LP GF italian prog - psych progressive US $44.90 Buy It Now 6 days
FRANCO BATTIATO: Echoes Of Sufi Dances (rare rock & pop vinyl LP) US $40.00 Buy It Now 6 days
FRANCO BATTIATO NO TIME NO SPACE - EL ANIMAL Spain 1985 US $27.99 Buy It Now 6 days
ULTRA RARE ITALIAN AVANT MINIMAL LP FRANCO BATTIATO L'EGITTO PRIMA DELLE SABBIE US $34.99 Buy It Now 6 days
FRANCO BATTIATO LA EMBOSCADA in spanish ARGENTINA CD US $65.34 Buy It Now 6 days
FRANCO BATTIATO LA VOZ DE SU AMO ARGENTINA CASSETTE US $36.63 Buy It Now 6 days
Franco Battiato - Fisiognomica CD US $25.01 Buy It Now 7 days
FRANCO BATTIATO - PATRIOTS [5099952240225] - NEW CD US $12.12 Buy It Now 7 days
FRANCO BATTIATO - L'ARCA DI NOE' - NEW CD US $12.12 Buy It Now 7 days
FRANCO BATTIATO - GILGAMESH (HLTS) - NEW CD US $17.56 Buy It Now 7 days
FRANCO BATTIATO NOMADAS LP PRO ARGENTINA US $32.00 Buy It Now 8 days
Franco Battiato- foetus US $17.49 Buy It Now 8 days
Franco Battiato Gommalacca Edizione Promo in 100 copie completa di ogni sua part US $749.99 Buy It Now 8 days
FRANCO BATTIATO - LA VOCE DEL PADRONE NEW CD US $20.05 Buy It Now 8 days
FRANCO BATTIATO - THE BEST OF FRANCO BATTIATO - NEW CD US $12.12 Buy It Now 8 days
FRANCO BATTIATO - LA CONVENZIONE NEW CD US $15.09 Buy It Now 8 days
FRANCO BATTIATO - IL VUOTO - NEW CD US $9.55 Buy It Now 8 days
FRANCO BATTIATO**IL VUOTO**CD US $14.50 Buy It Now 8 days
FRANCO BATTIATO**INNERES AUGE**CD US $14.50 Buy It Now 8 days
FRANCO BATTIATO**TELESIO: OPERA IN DUE AT TI E UN EPILOGO**CD US $15.18 Buy It Now 8 days
FRANCO BATTIATO - PATRIOTS NEW CD US $34.23 Buy It Now 8 days
FRANCO BATTIATO**FLEURS 2**CD US $13.64 Buy It Now 8 days
La Convenzione Franco Battiato/Juri Camisasca CD US $7.71 Buy It Now 8 days
La Voce del Padrone Franco Battiato CD US $15.99 Buy It Now 8 days
FRANCO BATTIATO echoes of sufi dances LP Record 1985 ITALY like new US $24.98 Buy It Now 8 days
FRANCO BATTIATO - LA CONVENZIONE - NEW CD US $7.72 Buy It Now 9 days
Franco Battiato-Fetus Italian prog US $11.99 Buy It Now 9 days
Franco Battiato - Patriots (30th Anniversary Edition) [CD New] US $18.12 Buy It Now 9 days
Franco Battiato Sealed Capitol Sufi Dances LP 1985 US $14.00 Buy It Now 9 days
Battiato,Franco - Franco Battiato-Telesio [CD New] US $113.99 Buy It Now 9 days
FRANCO BATTIATO - CLASSIC ALBUMS [FRANCO BATTIATO] [CD] [1 DISC] - NEW CD US $12.12 Buy It Now 9 days
Franco Battiato - Mondi Lontanissimi CD US $23.74 Buy It Now 10 days
Franco Battiato - Caffe De La Paix CD US $23.74 Buy It Now 10 days
Franco Battiato - Live Collection CD US $27.55 Buy It Now 10 days
Franco Battiato - Pollution CD US $17.99 Buy It Now 10 days
Franco Battiato - LEgitto Prima Delle Sabbie CD US $15.31 Buy It Now 10 days
What's Your Function? A Tribute To Franco Battiato CD Experimental Electronic US $9.97 Buy It Now 10 days
EMI PROG FRANCO BATTIATO "Giubbe Rosse" ORIG ITALY GATEFOLD #2LP SET NM US $29.99 Buy It Now 10 days
FRANCO BATTIATO - LEGITTO PRIMA DELLE SABBIE NEW CD US $17.38 Buy It Now 10 days
L' Egitto Prima Delle Sabbie Franco Battiato CD US $10.23 Buy It Now 10 days
ITA JUKE BOX PROMO FRANCO BATTIATO VOGLIO VEDERTI DANZA US $35.19 Buy It Now 10 days
FRANCO BATTIATO "FISIOGNOMICA" LP STEREO SPAIN AMAZING US $24.99 Buy It Now 11 days
Franco Battiato - La Voce Del Padrone CD US $23.74 Buy It Now 11 days
Franco Battiato - Patriots (30th Anniversary Edition) CD US $32.46 Buy It Now 11 days
FRANCO BATTIATO - SULLE CORDE DI ARIES - NEW CD US $5.64 Buy It Now 11 days
FRANCO BATTIATO - FRANCO BATTIATO - NEW CD US $6.52 Buy It Now 11 days
FRANCO BATTIATO - FLEURS 3 - NEW CD US $10.48 Buy It Now 11 days
FRANCO BATTIATO - MONDI LONTANISSIMI NEW CD US $23.11 Buy It Now 11 days
FRANCO BATTIATO - LA CURA: THE BEST OF FRANCO BATTIATO - NEW CD US $8.49 Buy It Now 11 days
FRANCO BATTIATO - FLEURS - NEW CD US $8.49 Buy It Now 11 days
Patriots Franco Battiato CD US $15.13 Buy It Now 11 days
FRANCO BATTIATO/ANTO - DEL SUO VELOCE VOLO [DIGIPAK] * - NEW CD US $18.18 Buy It Now 11 days
Fisiognomica Franco Battiato CD US $10.97 Buy It Now 11 days
FRANCO BATTIATO - POLLUTION - NEW CD US $6.04 Buy It Now 11 days
FRANCO BATTIATO HORIZONTES PERDIDOS ARGENTINA LP US $33.65 Buy It Now 12 days
pic FRANCO BATTIATO CLICK cd US $20.79 Buy It Now 12 days
Fisiognomica/Caffe' De La Paix Franco Battiato CD US $30.99 Buy It Now 12 days
FRANCO BATTIATO - APRITI SESAMO NEW CD US $27.33 Buy It Now 13 days
FRANCO BATTIATO - L'IMBOSCATA - NEW CD US $9.55 Buy It Now 13 days
FRANCO BATTIATO - BATTIATO STUDIO COLLECTION - NEW CD US $15.77 Buy It Now 13 days
Franco Battiato - Apriti Sesamo (CD) New US $23.52 Buy It Now 13 days
FRANCO BATTIATO - GOMMALACCA - NEW CD US $16.24 Buy It Now 13 days
FRANCO BATTIATO - LEGITTO PRIMA DELLE SABBIE - NEW CD US $10.24 Buy It Now 13 days
FRANCO BATTIATO - UN'ORA CON [FRANCO BATTIATO] - NEW CD US $6.59 Buy It Now 13 days
FRANCO BATTIATO -ALICE QUEEN LP HIGH CLASS D ARGENTINA_ US $11.00 Buy It Now 13 days

More places to buy FRANCO BATTIATO music online Buy FRANCO BATTIATO & Prog Rock Digital Music online:
  • AmazonMP3: Search for FRANCO BATTIATO DRM-Free MP3 Downloads @ AmazonMP3 (USA Only) | AmazonMP3 (UK Only)

FRANCO BATTIATO Messa Arcaica ratings distribution


3.04
(5 ratings)
Essential: a masterpiece of progressive rock music(0%)
0%
Excellent addition to any prog rock music collection(20%)
20%
Good, but non-essential (80%)
80%
Collectors/fans only (0%)
0%
Poor. Only for completionists (0%)
0%

FRANCO BATTIATO Messa Arcaica reviews


Showing all collaborators reviews and last reviews preview | Show all reviews/ratings

Collaborators/Experts Reviews

Review by octopus-4
COLLABORATOR RIO/Avant/Zeuhl Team
3 stars I'm not familiar with catholic liturgy so I can't say how much this "Messa Arcaica" with its five parts is conformant to it, but I guess it is as this classical composition of this very eclectic artist was performed for the first time in the Saint Francis Basilica in Assisi.

After "Genesi" and "Gilgamesh" which had a strong classical and operatic component Battiato attempts a fully classical composition for orchestra and choir on which he sings some solo parts.

All the lyrics are in Latin and this is one of the reason why this "Messa" is "Arcaica"(Archaic).

So it's natural that a single piano note starts the "Kyrie". The single notes played by the piano are echoed by the orchestra like it's enhancing the harmonics. This is an effect that could have been obtained with loops and tapes, but Battiato as composer has the ability of realizing it live with the brasses, the organ and the strings. Who likes the avantgarde period of Battiato will surely appreciate this quite long track (about 15 minutes). It takes 4 minutes before the choir jointed to a strings crescendo comes to bring variations, but it's just for few seconds as the base of piano and harmonics doesn't change. The choir comes and goes while the piano proceeds in the same way, just putting a chord instead of a single note sometimes. This is the proggiest and longest track of the album.

"Gloria", as the title says, could not be dark. This is a proper anthem and the music in this case is mainly based on a single open strings chord with the choir and the rest of the orchestra playing variations on the harmonics. This track is clearly influenced by the minimalistic period of Battiato. Also the piano which plays few notes at apparently irregular intervals is not too dissimilar from "L'Egitto Prima Delle Sabbie", even remaining in the classical realm. The organ coda dissolves on minor chords.

The third, short, movement is the "Credo" (I believe). I'm quite sure that also this is a standard part of the liturgy, however after the soprano who reaches very bass notes for a soprano Battiato and the choir alternate in a way that reminds to the Orff's Carmina Burana and terminates with a piano coda.

"Sanctus"(Saint) is again made of an orchestral chord just to support the choir. Potentially it could have been a choir only piece, but considering the pauses it would have been made of a lot of silence. This is another track that can appeal who likes the second period of Battiato.

The last movement is the "Agnus Dei" (God's Lamb). The trumpets over the minor chord played by the strings makes me think to the After Crying's "De Profundis", then Battiato sings "Agnus Dei qui tollis peccata mundi" that's for what I know a standard prayer. The God's Lamb which removes sins from the world is Jesus Christ. After this start the choir and the orchestra are perfectly fused, then comes the soprano part. Who knows Battiato enough will recognize some of his progressive structures in the orchestral parts, but be warned: this is nothing else than classical music.

Well, I'm not sure that classical music lovers can love also this album, but for my non-expert opinion the composition and the orchestral and choir direction are good enough.

With this album Battiato demonstrates, I think, that he hasn't never abandoned the way he was running in the late 70s.

MEMBERS LOGIN ZONE

As a registered member (register here if not), you can post rating/reviews (& edit later), comments reviews and submit new albums.

You are not logged, please complete authentication before continuing (use forum credentials).

Send comments to octopus-4 (BETA) | Report this review (#777548) | Review Permalink
Posted Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Latest members reviews

No review or rating for the moment | Submit a review

Post a review of FRANCO BATTIATO "Messa Arcaica"

You must be a forum member to post a review, please register here if you are not.

MEMBERS LOGIN ZONE

As a registered member (register here if not), you can post rating/reviews (& edit later), comments reviews and submit new albums.

You are not logged, please complete authentication before continuing (use forum credentials).

Copyright Prog Archives, All rights reserved. | Legal Notice | Privacy Policy | Advertise | GeoIP Services by MaxMind | RSS + syndications

Other sites in the MAC network: JazzMusicArchives.com — the ultimate jazz music virtual community | MetalMusicArchives.com — the ultimate metal music virtual community


Server processing time: 2.59 seconds