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Gabrieli In San Marco / Biggs, Gregg Smith Singers, Et Al


Release Date: 04/16/1996 
Label:  Sony Classical Essential Classics Catalog #: 62426   Spars Code: ADD 
Composer:  Giovanni Gabrieli
Performer:  E. Power Biggs
Conductor:  Vittorio Negri
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Gregg Smith SingersTexas Boy's Choir Fort WorthLa Fenice,   ... 
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 12 Mins. 

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Works on This Recording

1.
Deus in nomine tuo by Giovanni Gabrieli
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Gregg Smith Singers,  Texas Boy's Choir Fort Worth
Period: Renaissance 
Written: Venice, Italy 
2.
Beata es, virgo Maria by Giovanni Gabrieli
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Gregg Smith Singers,  Texas Boy's Choir Fort Worth
Period: Renaissance 
Written: by 1597; Venice, Italy 
3.
Jubilemus singuli by Giovanni Gabrieli
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Gregg Smith Singers,  Texas Boy's Choir Fort Worth
Period: Renaissance 
Written: 1597; Venice, Italy 
4.
Deus, Deus, meus, ad te de luce vigilo by Giovanni Gabrieli
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Gregg Smith Singers,  Texas Boy's Choir Fort Worth
Period: Renaissance 
Written: 1587; Venice, Italy 
5.
Symphoniae sacrae, Book 2: O quam suavis à 8 by Giovanni Gabrieli
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Gregg Smith Singers,  Texas Boy's Choir Fort Worth
Period: Renaissance 
Written: Venice, Italy 
6.
Kyrie by Giovanni Gabrieli
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Gregg Smith Singers,  Texas Boy's Choir Fort Worth
Period: Renaissance 
Written: 1597; Venice, Italy 
7.
Sanctus by Giovanni Gabrieli
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Gregg Smith Singers,  Texas Boy's Choir Fort Worth
Period: Renaissance 
Written: by 1597; Venice, Italy 
8.
Symphoniae sacrae, Book 2: Benedictus es, Dominus by Giovanni Gabrieli
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Gregg Smith Singers,  Texas Boy's Choir Fort Worth
Period: Renaissance 
Written: Venice, Italy 
9.
Cantate Domino by Giovanni Gabrieli
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Gregg Smith Singers,  Texas Boy's Choir Fort Worth
Period: Renaissance 
Written: by 1597; Venice, Italy 
10.
Domine, exaudi orationem meam by Giovanni Gabrieli
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Gregg Smith Singers,  Texas Boy's Choir Fort Worth
Period: Renaissance 
Written: by 1597; Venice, Italy 
11.
Hodie completi sunt dies pentecostes by Giovanni Gabrieli
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Gregg Smith Singers,  Texas Boy's Choir Fort Worth
Period: Renaissance 
Written: Italy 
12.
Magnificat by Giovanni Gabrieli
Performer:  E. Power Biggs (Organ)
Conductor:  Vittorio Negri
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Gregg Smith Singers,  Texas Boy's Choir Fort Worth,  La Fenice  ... 
Period: Renaissance 
Written: Italy 
Notes: Arranged: Denis Stevens 
13.
Surrexit Christus by Giovanni Gabrieli
Performer:  E. Power Biggs (Organ)
Conductor:  Vittorio Negri
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Gregg Smith Singers,  Texas Boy's Choir Fort Worth,  La Fenice  ... 
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1615; Venice, Italy 
Notes: Arranged: Denis Stevens 
14.
Jubilate Deo a 10 by Giovanni Gabrieli
Performer:  E. Power Biggs (Organ)
Conductor:  Vittorio Negri
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Gregg Smith Singers,  Texas Boy's Choir Fort Worth,  La Fenice  ... 
Period: Renaissance 
Written: 1615; Venice, Italy 
15.
Intonationi d'organo: Excerpt(s) by Giovanni Gabrieli
Performer:  E. Power Biggs (Organ)
Period: Renaissance 
Written: by 1593; Venice, Italy 
Notes: This selection shares a track and timing with the following "Jubilate Deo a 8" by Gabrieli. 
16.
Jubilate Deo a 8 by Giovanni Gabrieli
Performer:  E. Power Biggs (Organ)
Conductor:  Vittorio Negri
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Gregg Smith Singers,  Texas Boy's Choir Fort Worth,  La Fenice  ... 
Period: Renaissance 
Written: 1613; Venice, Italy 
Notes: This selection shares a track and timing with the preceding "Intonatio" by Gabrieli. 
17.
Sacrae symphoniae, Book 1: Nunc dimitis by Giovanni Gabrieli
Performer:  E. Power Biggs (Organ)
Conductor:  Vittorio Negri
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Gregg Smith Singers,  Texas Boy's Choir Fort Worth,  La Fenice  ... 
Period: Renaissance 
Written: by 1597; Italy 

Customer Reviews

Average Customer Review:  1 Customer Review )
  Gloriou Gabrieli from McClure's Team at columb March 20, 2014 By Tony Engleton See All My Reviews "03-20-2014Back in 1967, Columbia producer John McCLure took his engineering team and the Gregg Smith Singers, the Texas Boys Choir and the Edward Tarr Brass Ensemble to Venice to record music of Gabrieli in the basilica of Saint mark's. Meeting him there were the Italian group "La Fenice," and the English E Power Biggs, the world's greatest organist, then as now. the sessions were held in the massive 16th Century Church in September of 67, and all the forces were under Vittorio negri. A splendid CD was the result, with the rich, exciting, opulent polyphony soaring over the heads of the production team from across the transepts and vaults of this magnificent edifice. It must of sounded much the same in the composer's day, and the thrill of it must have been overwhelming. I have read that there were several considerations at those recording sessions, technical and logistic, but all of them were at the service of the music itself. making it sound as it did in 1600, for instance, was of primary concern. Well, they certainly did it!! And how. Imagine yourself siting in a pew on a Sunday afternoon for one of these liturgical performances, with the devotional nature of the music taking supreme precedence. Included in this Sony CD are a 3 movement Mass and a setting of the Magnificat by the composer, as well as an assortment of hymns and motets, of various tempi and moods. Some penitential, some devotional and some revelatory. it was the religious content and result that mattered most then and that is something today's composers just don't seem to get. they spend a great deal of time and energy trying to make some nebulous and murky point of philosophy that, frankly, I just do not understand. Gabrieli had many things he wanted to "say" in his creations, but mostly he wished to praise God, and so he did---And how!!! The great thing about an album like this one is this. you can either take apart each piece and analyze it ad nausium, or you can simply sit back, close your eyes and let this Heavenly material wash over you like a soothing balm. i love to investigate as any other man, but, in the end, I want to hear beautiful music, straight forward and with a sense of purpose. This is what you will hear, if you buy this CD. The sound, for 1967 is astonishingly good as the disk was remastered to digital in 1996 by Sony Records. I have, thanks be to God, a 7.1 system and a fairly large living room with hardwood oak floors, so my sound is really good. If you don't own any surround equipment, maybe this CD will provide the impetus to consider buying some new gear and hear what the folks back in 1600 did on any given Sunday afternoon. Ah, for a time machine, (L.O.L.) Do yourselves a favor and pick this CD up and enjoy, enjoy!! Best wishes and happy listening. god bless you, all-------Tony." Report Abuse
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