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Monteverdi: Selva morale e spirituale Volume I. Album by The Sixteen

Monteverdi: Selva morale e spirituale Volume I. Album by The Sixteen

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Without doubt, Monteverdi was the greatest of the early baroque European composers. He revolutionised the music of the theatre and the church by his dramatic and imaginative use of voices and instruments and by his daring harmonies and rhythms. Next to his Vespers of 1610, the Selva morale e spirituale of 1641 is his most significant and virtuosic collection of sacred music. A variety of forces have been used on all three discs that make up the recording of the complete publication. His much performed Beatus vir is a mere appetiser for this delightful yet thrilling music.


The Sixteen
Harry Christophers


'The first instalment shows Christophers and his musicians at their very finest, communicating an evangelising zeal for the music married to an obvious keeness to express words.' Gramophone 

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Track Listing

Claudio Monteverdi (1567-1643)
1. Beatus vir (Primo) a 6
2. Confitebor Terzo alla francese a 5 
3. Voi ch’ascoltate 
4. Gloria a 7 
5. Laudate Dominum omnes gentes (Primo) 
6. Chi vol che m’innamori 
7. Laudate pueri (Primo) 
8. Salve Regina
9. Deus tuorum militum
10. Dixit Dominus (Secondo) a 8