Gloria in D major RV589 (includes Laudamus te)
Antonio Vivaldi

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The Red Priest's Gloria makes its way up the chart, rising seven places

Gloria comes from a vintage Vivaldi year, 1725, when he would have been 47. Over the course of a year, he also produced The Four Seasons. Although they were written for the Ospedale Della Pietá, they were done so in a slightly unusual way. With his stock high, Vivaldi had embarked on a series of travels, overseeing old works and pitching for new ones. It was during this time that the Pietá commissioned him to supply a massive number of new pieces by post. Nice work, if you can get it.

Trinity in Glory by Titian (c.1552).