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Sacabuche!: 17th-century Italian Motets

Porta / Sacabuche
Release Date: 09/11/2015 
Label:  Atma Classique   Catalog #: 2712   Spars Code: n/a 
Composer:  Ercole PortaGasparo CasatiCarlo FilagoFrancesco Usper,   ... 
Performer:  Eric S. BrennerNicholas TamagnaPeter BeckerAaron Sheehan,   ... 
Conductor:  Linda Pearse
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Sacabuche!
Number of Discs: 1 
Length: 1 Hours 13 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Early 17th c. Italian motets are the focus of this debut ATMA album by the ¡Sacabuche! Ensemble directed by Canadian trombonist Linda Pearse, recognized specialist in early 17th c. Italy repertoire. In addition to their inherent beauty, these works by lesser-known composers were chosen because they are representative of different musical types. This release represents the culmination of seventeen years of research, publication, performance and pedagogy by the accomplished Ms. Pearse, who, since 1997 has been collecting 17th c. Italian sacred motets with dedicated trombone parts. Early 17th c. Italian motets are the focus of this debut ATMA album by the ¡Sacabuche! Ensemble directed by Canadian trombonist Linda Pearse, recognized specialist in early 17th c. Italy repertoire. In addition to their inherent beauty, these works by lesser-known composers were chosen because they are representative of different musical types. This release represents the culmination of seventeen years of research, publication, performance and pedagogy by the accomplished Ms. Pearse, who, since 1997 has been collecting 17th c. Italian sacred motets with dedicated trombone parts. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Sacro convito musicale: Corda Deo dabimus by Ercole Porta
Conductor:  Linda Pearse
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Sacabuche!
Period: Renaissance 
Written: Italy 
2.
Laetare Syon by Gasparo Casati
Conductor:  Linda Pearse
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Sacabuche!
3.
Sub tuum praesidium confugimus by Carlo Filago
Conductor:  Linda Pearse
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Sacabuche!
4.
Confitemini Domino by Carlo Filago
Conductor:  Linda Pearse
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Sacabuche!
5.
Ghirlanda sacra Vulnerasti cor meum by Francesco Usper
Conductor:  Linda Pearse
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Sacabuche!
6.
Sonata decima nona by Alessandro Grandi
Conductor:  Linda Pearse
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Sacabuche!
7.
Iste sanctus by Federico Cauda
Conductor:  Linda Pearse
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Sacabuche!
8.
Beatus vir qui suffert / Sancte N. by Federico Cauda
Conductor:  Linda Pearse
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Sacabuche!
9.
Sacri fiori: Deus exaudi by Leone Leoni
Conductor:  Linda Pearse
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Sacabuche!
10.
Sacri fiori: In te Domine speravi by Franco Leoni
Conductor:  Linda Pearse
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Sacabuche!
11.
Spargite flores (from Motetti... libro primo, Venice, 1613) by Nicolo Corradini
Conductor:  Linda Pearse
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Sacabuche!
Period: Baroque 
12.
Cantate Domino by Nicolo Corradini
Conductor:  Linda Pearse
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Sacabuche!
Period: Baroque 
13.
Sonate de quali, Op. 8: Sonata No. 12 detta la Savolda by Stefano Pasino
Conductor:  Linda Pearse
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Sacabuche!
14.
Diligam te Domine by Carlo Filago
Conductor:  Linda Pearse
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Sacabuche!
15.
Ego sum qui sum by Carlo Filago
Conductor:  Linda Pearse
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Sacabuche!
16.
Intonuit de caelo by Francesco Usper
Performer:  Eric S. Brenner (Countertenor), Nicholas Tamagna (Countertenor), Peter Becker (Bass),
Aaron Sheehan (Tenor), Drew Minter (Countertenor), Sumner Thompson (Bass)
Conductor:  Linda Pearse
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Sacabuche!
17.
Domine Iesu Christe by Federico Cauda
Conductor:  Linda Pearse
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Sacabuche!
18.
Iubilemus Deo by Federico Cauda
Conductor:  Linda Pearse
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Sacabuche!

Customer Reviews

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 Trombones thicken the texture September 7, 2016 By Ralph Graves (Hood, VA) See All My Reviews "The early baroque practice of doubling voices with trombones is well-known. Although instruments weren't always specified, there were plenty of woodcuts and paintings illustrating the practice. The baroque trombone, or sackbut, had a smaller bore than a modern instrument, but otherwise quite similar. Scholarship has led to informed performance practices that incorporate trombones into baroque choral music. And that's what makes this new release by Sacabuche! is a little different. Every work on this release specifically calls for trombones as part of the continuo. And the trombones don't just double the voices. They also serve a continuo role, providing harmonic texture to the moving vocal lines. And sometimes even serve as an additional wordless choir. This early music sackbut and vocal ensemble knows this repertoire well -- even if the listener doesn't. As their literature says, they perform "the beautiful and lesser-known repertoire for baroque trombones, organ and voice." True on all counts. Francesco Usper, Gasparo Casati, and Stefano Pasino aren't familiar even to many baroque music aficionados -- but they should be. The music on this recording is all well-constructed and tuneful. And impeccably played." Report Abuse
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