Baroque-era music, as heard today, still has a yawning chronological gap in the middle.
Did so little happen during that half century between Heinrich Schutz (who died in 1672) and J.S. Bach's heyday in the 1720s?
Tempesta di Mare is among a handful of baroque orchestras correcting that perception, so much that its weekend concerts (I heard Saturday night's at the Arch Street Meeting House) hadn't any widely known composers, though all were worth hearing.
Compositional manners, so codified later on in Bach and Handel, were heard with provocative deviations in the cantata Meine Freundin, du bist schön by Johann Christoph Bach (an earlier relative of J.S. who lived from 1643 to 1703), in which a quartet of vocal soloists augmented Tempesta.