Monteverdi: Vespers

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composed by Claudio Monteverdi, Giovanni Battista Fontana

Recorded live in 2010 for the 400th anniversary of Claudio Monteverdi's Vespers of the Blessed Virgin, 1610, this is a fitting tribute to one of the early masterpieces of Baroque music. Capably performed on period instruments by the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment, directed by Robert Howarth, and sung with fluidity and light tone by the Choir of the Enlightenment, this historically informed reading offers a mixture of grand sacred drama and quiet reflection, reflecting both Monteverdi's ecstatic choral writing and his ...

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  1. Domine ad adiuvandum, motet for 6 voices (from Vespers), SV 206/1
  2. Dixit Dominus, motet for 6 voices and 6 strings (from Vespers), SV 206/2
  3. Nigra sum sed formosa, antiphon for tenor (from Vespers), SV 206/3
  4. Laudate, pueri, Dominum, motet for 8 voices & organ (from Vespers), SV 206/4
  5. Pulchra es, amica mea, motet for 2 sopranos (from Vespers), SV 206/5
  6. Laetatus sum, motet for 6 voices (from Vespers), SV 206/6
  7. Duo Seraphim clamabant, motet for 3 tenors (from Vespers), SV 206/7
  8. Nisi Dominus aedificaverit domum, for 10 voices (from Vespers), SV 206/8
  9. Audi, coelum, verba mea, motet for 7 voices (from Vespro della Beata Vergine), SV 206/9
  10. Lauda, Jerusalem, Dominum, motet for 7 voices (from Vespers), SV 206/10
  11. Sonata sopra 'Sancta Maria ora pro nobis', for soprano, 3 horns, 2 trombones, 2 violins & cello (from Vespers), SV 206/11
  12. Ave maris stella, for soprano, tenor & chorus (from Vespro della Beata Vergine), SV 206/12
  13. Exultent caeli et gaudeant angeli, motet for 5 voices, SV 304
  14. Magnificat II, for 6 voices and organ (from Vespers), SV 206a
  15. Sonata seconda a violino solo
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Monteverdi: Vespers
2011, Signum Classics

UPC: 635212023723

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