CORO VENETIAN CD - Venetian Treasures: Gabrieli, Caldara, Monteverdi, Cavalli. The sacred choral music of the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries from Venice, especially that written for the splendour of St Mark’s, has a unique style. From the rich and sonorous sound world of the Gabrielis to the airy zestfulness of Caldara’s contemporary Vivaldi, this was music which dazzled the rest of Europe. The Sixteen. HARRY CHRISTOPHERS .