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Ludovico Balbi: Psalm Ad Vesperas Canendi Per Annum, Vol. 2

Balbi / Daphne Ensemble / Lorenzetti / Da Ros
Release Date: 03/09/2010 
Label:  Tactus   Catalog #: 540202   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Girolamo FrescobaldiGiovanni Paolo CimaLudovico Balbi
Performer:  Stefano Lorenzetti
Conductor:  Fabrizio Da Ros
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Daphne Ensemble
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 16 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews



BALBI Psalms at Vespers (Vol. 2) & Fabrizio Da Ros, dir; Schola Cantorum di Santa Giustina; Daphne Ens TACTUS TC 540202 (75:45 Text and Translation)


& Music of FRESCOBALDI, CIMA, VALENTE, BANCHIERI


This label promised us three discs of Ludovico Balbi’s manuscript of 1594 ( Read more style="font-style:italic">Fanfare 31:4), so the second installment is no surprise. The source, ACFMR 16, is preserved at the cathedral of Feltre, near Venice. Piervito Malusà, who writes the notes, transcribed and published this collection of psalms for Vespers of ordinary time (the temporal cycle in the liturgy) at Rome in 2006. Further comments in this vein will only repeat what was said in the first review, so suffice to say that we hear five psalms and the canticle, Balbi’s music making up about half of the disc. The oddest piece among these is the first psalm, titled Confitebor Angelorum because one line is assigned to a soprano who angelically repeats “Sancta Maria” throughout the psalm. The other composers (mainly Frescobaldi) furnish organ pieces or psalm versets.


The founder of this enterprise, Alberto Da Ros, shared conducting on the first disc with his son, who has now assumed charge. The performances continue the excellent work heard on the first disc. Balbi may be a minor voice among the talents who crowded into Venice in his lifetime, but the expansion of our grasp of the period will at least brighten the glow surrounding the greatest lights. One more disc to go.


FANFARE: J. F. Weber
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Works on This Recording

1. Il secondo libro di toccate: Toccata no 11 in G minor by Girolamo Frescobaldi
Performer:  Stefano Lorenzetti (Organ)
Conductor:  Fabrizio Da Ros
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Daphne Ensemble
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1627; Italy 
Length: 6 Minutes 13 Secs. 
2. Concerti ecclesiastici: Nativitas tua Dei genitrix by Giovanni Paolo Cima
Performer:  Stefano Lorenzetti (Organ)
Conductor:  Fabrizio Da Ros
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Daphne Ensemble
Period: Renaissance 
Written: 1610 
Length: 4 Minutes 9 Secs. 
3. Psalmi: Confitebor Angelorum (Versi dispari di Antonio Valente) by Ludovico Balbi
Performer:  Stefano Lorenzetti (Organ)
Conductor:  Fabrizio Da Ros
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Daphne Ensemble
Period: Renaissance 
Length: 10 Minutes 46 Secs. 
4. Fiori musicali di diverse compositioni: no 44, Messa della Madonna - Recercar con obligo di cantare la quinta parte by Girolamo Frescobaldi
Performer:  Stefano Lorenzetti (Organ)
Conductor:  Fabrizio Da Ros
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Daphne Ensemble
Length: 3 Minutes 57 Secs. 
5. Psalmi: Dixit Dominus by Ludovico Balbi
Performer:  Stefano Lorenzetti (Organ)
Conductor:  Fabrizio Da Ros
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Daphne Ensemble
Period: Renaissance 
Length: 4 Minutes 16 Secs. 
6. Il secondo libro di toccate: Canzona no 3 in G minor by Girolamo Frescobaldi
Performer:  Stefano Lorenzetti (Organ)
Conductor:  Fabrizio Da Ros
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Daphne Ensemble
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1627; Rome, Italy 
Length: 5 Minutes 30 Secs. 
7. Psalmi: Laudate Dominum by Ludovico Balbi
Performer:  Stefano Lorenzetti (Organ)
Conductor:  Fabrizio Da Ros
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Daphne Ensemble
Period: Renaissance 
Length: 2 Minutes 5 Secs. 
8. Il secondo libro de toccate, canzone...di cimbalo et organo, No.18, Canzona Sesta in C major by Girolamo Frescobaldi
Performer:  Stefano Lorenzetti (Organ)
Conductor:  Fabrizio Da Ros
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Daphne Ensemble
Period: Baroque 
Length: 3 Minutes 32 Secs. 
9. Psalmi: Beati omnes (versi dispari di Antonio Valente) by Ludovico Balbi
Performer:  Stefano Lorenzetti (Organ)
Conductor:  Fabrizio Da Ros
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Daphne Ensemble
Period: Renaissance 
Length: 9 Minutes 18 Secs. 
10. Il secondo libro di toccate: Aria detta la Frescobalda by Girolamo Frescobaldi
Performer:  Stefano Lorenzetti (Organ)
Conductor:  Fabrizio Da Ros
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Daphne Ensemble
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1627; Italy 
Length: 4 Minutes 40 Secs. 
11. Psalmi: Lauda Jerusalem by Ludovico Balbi
Performer:  Stefano Lorenzetti (Organ)
Conductor:  Fabrizio Da Ros
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Daphne Ensemble
Period: Renaissance 
Length: 4 Minutes 39 Secs. 
12. Psalmi: Magnificat tuoni quinti (versi dispari di A. Banchieri) by Ludovico Balbi
Performer:  Stefano Lorenzetti (Organ)
Conductor:  Fabrizio Da Ros
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Daphne Ensemble
Period: Renaissance 
Length: 8 Minutes 21 Secs. 
13. Il secondo libro de toccate, canzone...di cimbalo et organo, No. 3, Toccata Terza. Per l'organo da s by Girolamo Frescobaldi
Performer:  Stefano Lorenzetti (Organ)
Conductor:  Fabrizio Da Ros
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Daphne Ensemble
Period: Baroque 
Length: 8 Minutes 19 Secs. 

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