Gabrieli Consort

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Active: 1982 - ; England
The Gabrieli Consort is a popular ensemble largely associated with the performance of Baroque choral music. The group really consists of two ensembles and typically uses the name Gabrieli Consort & Players. In that form there are about 25 members, though the number can expand or contract depending on the repertory offered in concert or on recording. When the group performs a cappella concerts it is billed by its abbreviated name, the Gabrieli Read more Consort. The instrumentalists, or Players, perform on period instruments and they, too, sometimes appear in concert or on recording as a single entity, as in the 2009 DG recording of Handel arias, with tenor Rolando Villazón. Although the Gabrieli Consort & Players' wide acclaim has been generally achieved in Renaissance-era and Baroque repertory, particularly in music by J.S. Bach, Handel, Monteverdi, Byrd, and others, they have performed works by Haydn, Mozart, Britten, Holst, Vaughan Williams, and even by relatively little known contemporary figures like Polish composer Pawel Lukaszewski. The ensemble has recorded for Deutsche Grammophon, Veritas, and Virgin Classics.

The Gabrieli Consort & Players was founded in 1982 by its artistic director Paul McCreesh. The group's name derives from the city of Venice, home of composers Gabrieli: Andrea and nephew Giovanni.

Trained as a cellist, McCreesh and his ensemble quickly rose to prominence and by the early '90s were internationally acclaimed: the ensemble's 1990 Gramophone Early Music Award for the recording, A Venetian Coronation, on Veritas, was perhaps their watershed moment. In 1993 McCreesh and company signed an exclusive recording contract with Deutsche Grammophon under their Archiv Produktion label. They soon began appearing at major European Festivals, including the Vienna-based Resonance (1993) and the Lucerne (1994).

1999 saw the acclaimed release of Schutz's Christmas Vespers, another recording by the Gabrieli Consort & Players given a Gramophone Award. From the late '90s the ensemble made regular tours of the U.S. and Europe, appearing at the most prestigious concert venues there.

In 2008 McCreesh and his Gabrieli personnel received yet a third Gramophone Award, this one for their highly praised recording of Haydn's The Creation, as the best choral recording. The following year they put on a massive production of the work at the BBC Proms, and once more drew lavish critical praise. The Gabrieli's 2009 concert schedule included performances of Handel's Theodora at the Paris Salle Pleyel in May and at the Teatro Real, Madrid, in July. Read less

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Active: 1982 - ; England
The Gabrieli Consort is a popular ensemble largely associated with the performance of Baroque choral music. The group really consists of two ensembles and typically uses the name Gabrieli Consort & Players. In that form there are about 25 members, though the number can expand or contract depending on the repertory offered in concert or on recording. When the group performs a cappella concerts it is billed by its abbreviated name, the Gabrieli Read more
WORKS ALBUMS
TITLE/COMPOSER
LABEL
Biber: Missa Salisburgensis - Kyrie
Biber: Missa Salisburgensis - Gloria
Biber: Missa Salisburgensis - Sonatae tam aris quam aulis servientes: Sonata XII
Biber: Missa Salisburgensis - Credo
Biber: Missa Salisburgensis - Sonatae tam aris quam aulis servientes: Sonata V
Biber: Missa Salisburgensis - Sanctus - Benedictus
Biber: Missa Salisburgensis - Agnus Dei
Biber: Missa Salisburgensis - Sonata Sancti Polycarpi
Biber: Missa Salisburgensis - Motet "Plaudite tympana"
A Venetian Coronation 1595: Kyrie ŕ 12 (Andrea Gabrieli, 1587)
A Venetian Coronation 1595: Kyrie ŕ 12 (Andrea Gabrieli, 1587)
A Venetian Coronation 1595: Gloria ŕ 16 (Andrea Gabrieli, 1587)
A Venetian Coronation 1595: Gloria ŕ 16 (Andrea Gabrieli, 1587)
A Venetian Coronation 1595: Sanctus & Benedictus ŕ 12 (Andrea Gabrieli, 1587)
A Venetian Coronation 1595: Sanctus & Benedictus ŕ 12 (Andrea Gabrieli, 1587)
A Venetian Coronation 1595: Sanctus & Benedictus ŕ 12 (Andrea Gabrieli, 1587)
A Venetian Coronation 1595: Sanctus & Benedictus ŕ 12 (Andrea Gabrieli, 1587)
A Venetian Coronation 1595: Motet: Omnes gentes ŕ 16 (Giovanni Gabrieli, 1597)
A Venetian Coronation 1595: Motet: Omnes gentes ŕ 16 (Giovanni Gabrieli, 1597)
The Arrival Of The Queen Of Sheba
Overture
" Your harps and cymbals"
" Praise ye the Lord "
" With pious heart "
" Almighty Power "
Imperial Salomon
Sacred raptures
" Throughout the land "
Bless'd be the Lord
What tho' I trace
" And see my Queen "
" Bless'd the day "
Thou fair inhabitant of Nile
Welcome as the dawn of day
Vain are the transient beauties
Indulge thy faith
My blooming fair
Haste to the cedar grove
When thou art absent
With thee th'unshelter'd moor
Search round the world
" May no rash intruder "
" From the censer "
Prais'd be the Lord
When the sun o'er yonder hills
Great prince
Thrice bless'd that wise discerning king
" My sovereign liege "
Words are weak
What says the other
Thy sentence, great king
Withhold, withhold the executing hand!
Can I see my infant gor'd
" Israel' attend "
" Thrice bless'd be the king "
" From the east unto the west "
From morn to eve
See the tall palm
No more shall armed bands
Beneath the vine
" Swell, swell the full chorus "
Sinfony
" From Arabia's spicy shores "
Ev'ry sight these eyes behold
Sweep, sweep the string
Music, spread thy voice around
" Now a diff'rent measure" - " Shake the dome "
Then at once from rage remove
Draw the tear from hopeless love
Next the tortur'd soul release
Thus rolling surge rise
" Thy harmony's divine "
Pious king
Thrice happy king
Golden columns
" Praise the Lord "
Gold now is common
How green our fertile pastures look!
May peace in Salem
Will the sun forget to streak
Adieu, fair queen
Ev'ry joy that wisdom knows
The name of the wicked
Epistle: "So schreibt der heilig Propheten Jesajas"
Epistle: "So schreibt der heilig Propheten Jesajas"
Epistle: "So schreibt der heilig Propheten Jesajas"
Introduction: The Representation Of Chaos
In The Beginning God Created The Heaven And The Earth - And The Spirit Of God
Now Vanish Before The Holy Beams - Despairing, Cursing Rage
And God Made The Firmament
The Glorious Heav'nly Hierarchy
And God Said: Let The Waters Under The Heaven Be Gathered Together
Rolling In Foaming Billows
And God Said: Let The Earth Bring Forth Grass
With Verdure Clad The Fields Appear
And The Heavenly Host The Third Day Proclaimed
Awake The Harp, The Lyre Awake
And God Said: Let There Be Lights In The Firmament Of Heaven
In Brightest Splendour Rises Now The Sun
The Heavens Are Telling The Glory Of God
And God Said: Let The Waters Bring Forth Abundantly
On Mighty Pens Uplifted Soars The Eagle
And God Created Great Whales
And The Angels Struck Their Immortal Harps
Most Beautiful Appear, With Verdure Young Adorn'd - The Lord Is Great
And God Said: Let The Earth Bring Forth The Living Creature
Straight Opening Her Fertile Womb
Now Heaven In Fullest Glory Shines
And God Created Man
In Native Worth And Honour Clad
And God Saw Ev'rything That He Had Made
Achieved Is The Glorious Work
In Rosy Mantle Now Appears
By Thee With Bliss, O Bounteous Lord
Our Duty Have We Now Perform'd
Graceful Consort!
O Happy Pair
Praise The Lord, Uplift Your Voices
1. Kyrie
2. Gloria
J.S. Bach: Kommt, eilet und laufet (Easter Oratorio), BWV 249 - Version: Paul McCreesh - 1. Sinfonia
J.S. Bach: Kommt, eilet und laufet (Easter Oratorio), BWV 249 - Version: Paul McCreesh - 2. Adagio
J.S. Bach: Kommt, eilet und laufet (Easter Oratorio), BWV 249 - Version: Paul McCreesh - 3. Chorus: Kommt, eilet und laufet
J.S. Bach: Kommt, eilet und laufet (Easter Oratorio), BWV 249 - Version: Paul McCreesh - 4. Recitativo: O kalter Männer Sinn (alto, soprano, tenor, bass)
J.S. Bach: Kommt, eilet und laufet (Easter Oratorio), BWV 249 - Version: Paul McCreesh - 5. Aria: Seele, deine Spezereien (soprano)
J.S. Bach: Kommt, eilet und laufet (Easter Oratorio), BWV 249 - Version: Paul McCreesh - 6. Recitativo: Hier ist die Gruft (tenor, bass, alto)
J.S. Bach: Kommt, eilet und laufet (Easter Oratorio), BWV 249 - Version: Paul McCreesh - 7. Aria: Sanfte soll mein Todeskummer (tenor)
J.S. Bach: Kommt, eilet und laufet (Easter Oratorio), BWV 249 - Version: Paul McCreesh - 8. Recitativo: Indessen seufzen wir (soprano, alto)
J.S. Bach: Kommt, eilet und laufet (Easter Oratorio), BWV 249 - Version: Paul McCreesh - 9. Aria: Saget, saget mir geschwinde (alto)
J.S. Bach: Kommt, eilet und laufet (Easter Oratorio), BWV 249 - Version: Paul McCreesh - 10. Recitativo: Wir sind erfreut (bass)
J.S. Bach: Kommt, eilet und laufet (Easter Oratorio), BWV 249 - Version: Paul McCreesh - 11. Chorus: Preis und Dank
J.S. Bach: Magnificat in D Major, BWV 243 - Chorus: "Magnificat"
J.S. Bach: Magnificat in D Major, BWV 243 - Aria: "Et exsultavit spiritus meus"
J.S. Bach: Magnificat in D Major, BWV 243 - Aria: "Quia respexit humilitatem" (soprano I)
J.S. Bach: Magnificat in D Major, BWV 243 - Chorus: "Omnes generationes"
J.S. Bach: Magnificat in D Major, BWV 243 - Aria: "Quia fecit mihi magna" (bass)
J.S. Bach: Magnificat in D Major, BWV 243 - Aria (Duet): "Et misericordia" (alto, tenor)
J.S. Bach: Magnificat in D Major, BWV 243 - Chorus: "Fecit potentiam"
J.S. Bach: Magnificat in D Major, BWV 243 - Aria: "Deposuit potentes" (tenor)
J.S. Bach: Magnificat in D Major, BWV 243 - Aria: "Esurientes implevit bonis" (alto)
J.S. Bach: Magnificat in D Major, BWV 243 - Trio: Suscepit Israel (soprano I, II, alto)
J.S. Bach: Magnificat in D Major, BWV 243 - Chorus: "Sicut locutus est"
J.S. Bach: Magnificat in D Major, BWV 243 - Chorus: "Gloria Patri"
Domine ad adiuvandum a 6
Antiphona ad Psalmum 109: Missus est Angelus Gabriel
Psalmus I: Dixit Dominus a 6
Nigra sum a 1
Antiphona ad Psalmum 112: Ave Maria gratia plena
Psalmus II: Laudate, pueri Dominum a 8
Antiphona ad Psalmum 121: Ne timeas Maria
Psalmus III: Laetatus sum a 6
Antiphona ad Psalmum 126: Dabit ei Dominus
Psalmus IV: Nisi Dominus a 10
Antiphona ad Psalmum 147: Ecce ancilla Domini
Psalmus V: Lauda Jerusalem a 7
Pulchra es a 2
Antiphona ad "Ave Maris stella": Ecce virgo concipiet
Ave maris stella a 8
Versicle after "Ave maris stella": Ave Maria gratia plena
Antiphona ad Magnificat: Spiritus sanctus in te descendet
Magnificat I a 7 - Magnificat anima mea
Magnificat I a 7 - Et exultavit
Magnificat I a 7 - Quia respexit
Magnificat I a 7 - Quia fecit
Magnificat I a 7 - Et misericordia
Magnificat I a 7 - Fecit potentiam
Magnificat I a 7 - Deposuit potentes
Magnificat I a 7 - Esurientes implevit
Magnificat I a 7 - Suscepit Israel
Magnificat I a 7 - Sicut locutus est
Magnificat I a 7 - Gloria Patri et Filio
Magnificat I a 7 - Sicut erat in principio
Sonata sopra Sancta Maria a 1
Post Magnificat: Dominus vobiscum - Deus qui de beatae Mariae virginis
Ante Duo Seraphim: Dominus vobiscum - Alleluia
Duo seraphim a 3
Fidelium animae
Free Improvisation
Audi coelum a 8
Conclusio: Divinum auxilium
Kyrie
Gloria in excelsis Deo
Laudamus Te
Gratias agimus
Domine Deus
Qui tollis
Quoniam tu solus
Jesu Christe
Cum Sanctu Spiritu
Credo in unum Deum
Et incarnatus est
Sanctus
Benedictus
Schütz: Historia der Geburt Jesu Christi, SWV435 (1664) - Beschluss: Dank sagen wir alle Gott...
Schütz: Historia der Geburt Jesu Christi, SWV435 (1664) - Beschluss: Dank sagen wir alle Gott...
Overture
Non sdegnare
"O del mio dolce ardor"
Ballo
Dell'aurea sua stella - Ballo
"Spiagge amate"
Stranier, la mia Regina
Ma, chi sei
Felice te, che possessor sarai
Nell'idea
Ballo A
Ballo B
Ballo C. Maestoso
Ballo D. Amabile moderato
Ballo E. Allegro
Si presenti, mi vegga
Regina! O Dei
Forse piů d'una belta
Tutto qui mi sorprende
"Le belle immagini"
Introduzione. Maestoso
Prence, la tua presenza
Dalla reggia rilucente
Negli strali, nell'arco possente
Aria per i Atleti
Non piů! L'eroe trojano
Coro d'Atleti
Per te, signor
Quegli occhi belli
Misero! Ahimč!
Fingere piů non so
Maestoso
Chaconne
Temerario! E non basta
Vengo, o Regina!
Ah, lo veggo
Non lontana esser giŕ parmi
Sě, spietata. s'accende
"Di te scordarmi"
Lo temei: non mi sento
Lo potrň!
Elena a me s'asconde!
Donzelle semplici
Consolati, o Regina!
Opportuno giungesti
T'inganni, il tuo destino
Va coll'amata in seno
Che udii?
Sempre a te sarň fedele!
Andante
Allegro
Altri mai da ignota sponda
Vieni al mar!
Presto fugge la beltŕ
Sempre a te sarň fedele!
Vieni al mar!
Andante
Allegro
Vieni al mar!
Altri mai da ignota sponda!
Vieni al mar
Presto fugge la belta!
Sempre a te sarň fedele!
Vieni al mar!


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