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Humori ()

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composed by Andrea Gabrieli, Caspar Othmayr, Claude Le Jeune, Claudio Monteverdi, Gabriel Bataille, Giovanni Giacomo Gastoldi, Henri de Bailly, Jean d'Estrée, John Dowland, Michael East, Michael Praetorius, Orazio Vecchi, Orlande de Lassus, Orlando Gibbons

It's difficult to figure out from the cover, or from Internet images, what all is going on in this fine release by Montreal's Les Voix Baroques and Consort Les Voix Humaines. Even the booklet doesn't help much, going into great detail about a semi-theatrical comic work from 1604 by Monteverdi's contemporary Orazio Vecchi; only two small sections of the work are recorded here. Instead, the musicians use Vecchi as a springboard for a program of early Baroque vocal and instrumental pieces whose organization parallels that of a ...

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  1. Amor vittorioso, balletto for 5 voices (from Balletti a cinque voci)
  2. Fate Silentio, madrigal for 6 voices
  3. Work(s): Ballet des Feus, for 4 parts / Ballet des Baccanales, for 4 parts (Terpsichori)
  4. Matona mia cara, villanelle for 4 voices, S. x/93
  5. Quisquis requiem quaeris
  6. Intrada et Galliard, for 5 parts (Ludi musici)
  7. Les Bouffons (The Buffens), branle for 5 parts (Tiers livre de danceries)
  8. Qui veut chasser une migraine, air à boire for voice & lute
  9. Les Bouffons (The Buffens), branle for 5 parts (Tiers livre de danceries)
  10. Une puce j'ay
  11. Work(s): Passaggio d'un balletto, for 5 parts / Sinfonia, for 5 parts / Galliarda detta la Norsina, for 5 pa
  12. Due rose fresche e colte in paradiso, madrigal for 5 voices
  13. Zefiro Torna, madrigal for 2 tenors and continuo (from Book 9 & Scherzi musicali), SV 251
  14. Chiacona (Ciacona), for 2 treble instruments & continuo (from Canzoni overo sonate ..., 1637)
  15. Yo soy la locura (Passacalle de La Folie)
  16. The Pashion for Musicke, for 2 violas da gamba & ensemble (Captain Humes Poeticall Musicke)
  17. Poor Is the Life, madrigal for 6 voices (The Triumph of Oriana)
  18. The Pashion of Musicke. Sir Christopher Hattons choice
  19. From silent night, true register of moans, for voice, trumpet, bass viols & lute (A Pilgrimes Solace)
  20. The silver swanne, madrigal for 5 voices
  21. Complimenti del Principe a Vagliatori, madrigal for 6 voices
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Humori
2009, ATMA Classique

UPC: 722056250429

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