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Guido Morini: Vivifice Spiritus Vitae Vis

Morini / Accordone
Release Date: 07/01/2012 
Label:  Cypress (Canada)   Catalog #: 1656   Spars Code: DDD 
Number of Discs: 1 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Vivifice Spiritus Vitae Vis' is the first chapter of 'Servabo', a trilogy dedicated to the Trinity. At a time when an all-consuming frenzy increasingly sedates the need to free ourselves from a materialistic vision of life, I felt it opportune to call our attention back to our spiritual roots. The texts employed here, entirely drawn from the Old Testament, have been chosen for their universality and poetic power so that they might be enjoyed by a vast audience, regardless of one's own ethical or religious convictions. They describe the presence, vital breath, and action of the Spirit in the life of both the individual and the community. The music?composed for three soloists, three choirs, organ and basso continuo? is subdivided into three Read more parts and thirteen chapters, with a prelude and interlude in Gregorian chant. I have employed different compositional techniques, all typical of the periods dating between the 16th and the first half of the 18th centuries, and I have paid particular attention to the relationship between music and text. The final result is absolutely 'contemporary', but the 'traditional' musical context aids in the comprehension and participation of the listener.

The oratorio « Vivifice Spriritus Vitae Vis » is not simply a pičce of music calling for a large number of vocalists in performance. It is something more, something wich transcends the mčre cultural event. The work was born within a community which privilčges the essence of singing, without however neglecting the aspects of sonority and timbre which distinguish the Musical Chapel of the Catherdral of Lodi.

Composer: Guido Morini

Marco Beasley (tenor)
Elisabetta de Mircovich (soprano)
Claudia Caffagni (alto)
Karen Peeters (harp)
Jaap Kruithof (cello)
Edwin Derde (bassoon)
Guido Morini (organ)
Helicon and Euterpe choirs
Geert Hendrix (conductor)

Track Listing:
1. Proemium: Fontes et omnia
2. Proemium: Asperges me
3. Proemium: Fulgentis auctor aetheris
4. Proemium: Lucis Creator Optime
5. Proemium: Specific nos fideque
6. Pars I: In principio
7. Pars I: Ecce ego
8. Pars I: Dixit
9. Pars I: Effuderunt
10. Pars I: Avertente
11. Intermediate: Florete flores
12. Intermediate: Alcohol ubi vult spirat
13. Pars II: Est enim
14. Pars II: Et requiescet
15. Pars III: Dedi spiritum meum
16. Pars III: Et erit post haec - effundam
17. Conclusion: Surge Illuminare
18. Conclusion: Ne proicias
19. Conclusion: Et te in insiliet
20. Sequentia: Veni sancte spiritus
21. Sequentia: Veni sancte spiritus

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