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Monteverdi: Vespers of 1610

Monteverdi: Vespers of 1610

COR16126

£12.99

GRAMMY nominee - Best Choral Performance

Two-CD Set. 

Following the success of their Monteverdi Selva morale e spirituale recordings, The Sixteen and Harry Christophers release a work often classed as one of the most significant collections of sacred music ever written: Monteverdi's Vespers of 1610. It is a work grand in conception and structure; revolutionary techniques established in his secular music, such as recitar cantando - speak through singing - are brought to the church platform with stunning effect. 

Harry writes:

'Its variety alone makes it unique – thrilling psalm settings with virtuosic writing for both multi-part choir and instrumentalists to exotic and sensual settings of texts from the Song of Songs for solo voices. Every movement is full of luscious harmonies, drama and an evocative musical language which is so beautifully constructed for all concerned.'

The Sixteen
Harry Christophers

'This is a decent Vespers'  BBC Music Magazine Performance ★★★★ Recording ★★★★

'This is surely one of the most refined versions of the Vespers currently available'   Early Music Today

'Unremarkably for this team they have produced a performance of nimble grace both instrumentally and vocally, ever expressive and at all times alert to the nuances of word setting'   Classical Ear

'Excellent presentation - nice artwork, an interesting sleeve note, and full texts provided. Everyone should own at least one recording of this work, so why not begin here?'  the arts desk

 

 

Track Listing:

Claudio Monteverdi (1567-1643)

CD 1
1. Deus in adiutorium meum intende
2. Dixit Dominus
3. Nigra sum
4. Laudate pueri
5. Pulchra es
6. Laetatus sum
7. Duo Seraphim
8. Nisi Dominus
9. Audi coelum
10. Lauda Ierusalem (high)
11. Sonata sopra Sancta Maria
12. Ave maris stella

CD 2
Magnificat (high)
1. Mgnificat 
2. Et exaltavit
3. Quia respexit
4. Quia fecit mihi magna
5. Et misericordia
6. Fecit potentiam
7. Deposuit potentes
8. Esurientes
9. Sucepit Israel
10. Sicut locutus est
11. Gloria Patri
12. Sicut erat

13. Lauda Ierusalem (low) 

Magnificat (low)
14. Mgnificat 
15. Et exaltavit
16. Quia respexit
17. Quia fecit mihi magna
18. Et misericordia
19. Fecit potentiam
20. Deposuit potentes
21. Esurientes
22. Sucepit Israel
23. Sicut locutus est
24. Gloria Patri
25. Sicut erat

TOTAL PLAYING TIME: 1hr 46mins

 


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