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Lamentazioni per la Settimana Santa

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composed by Anonymous, Italian, Giacomo Carissimi, Giovanni Francesco Marcorelli, Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina, Girolamo Frescobaldi, Gregorian Chant, Johannes Hieronymus Kapsberger, Michelangelo Rossi

The sacred music on this disc -- settings of texts for Holy Week, from the early seventeenth century and influenced by the new monodic style -- has long been less familiar than the fiery secular music of the era. One may admire this recording by Argentine-born Baroque specialist Maria Cristina Kiehr and still understand why that is: the composers included here, several of them very famous names, offer a rather scaled-down version of operatic monody to fulfill the requirements of church music, even when it came to the ...

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  1. Lamentationes Jeremiae Prophetae ("Feriae Quintae in Coena Domini"), motet for mezzo-soprano, soprano & continuo: Incipit Lamentatio Ieremiae Prophetae
  2. Lamentationes Jeremiae Prophetae ("Feriae Quintae in Coena Domini"), motet for mezzo-soprano, soprano & continuo: Vał. Et egressus est a filia Sion
  3. Toccata No. 4 in G minor (Toccate e corenti d'intavolatura d'organo e cimbalo (Rome, 1657)
  4. Iod. Manum suam, for voice & continuo (Feriae V in Coena Domini, Lectio Terza)
  5. Heu mihi Domine, motet for 4 voices (from Motets Book II for 4 voices)
  6. Lamentatio Ieremiae prophetae
  7. Lamed: Matribus suis dixierunt, for voice & continuo (Feriae VI in Parasceve, Lectio Seconda)
  8. Toccata for lute No. 5
  9. De Lamentatione Ieremiae Prophetae (Sabbati Sancti, Lectio Prima) (Manuscrit Q43 du Civico Museo Bibliografico Musicale, Bologna)
  10. Toccata arpeggiata (Manoscritto Chigi. Roma, Biblioteca Vaticana), for lute
  11. Aleph: Quomodo obscuratum est aurum, for voice & continuo (Sabbati Sancti, Lectio Seconda)
  12. Incipit Oratio Ieremiae Prophetae (Sabbati Sancti, Lectio Terza) (Manuscrit Q43 du Civico Museo Bibliografico Musicale, Bologna)
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Lamentazioni per la Settimana Santa
2007, Harmonia Mundi

UPC: 794881834624

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