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Time Traveller - Italian Renaissance

Italian Renaissance / Various
Release Date: 04/10/2012 
Label:  Emi Classics   Catalog #: 79017   Spars Code: ADD 
Composer:  Giovanni PalestrinaGiovanni GabrieliClaudio MonteverdiGregorio Allegri,   ... 
Performer:  Peter HarveyCharles DanielsNicholas RobertsonEmma Kirkby,   ... 
Conductor:  Sir David WillcocksTimothy BrownPaul McCreeshAndrew Parrott,   ... 
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Gabrieli ConsortTaverner Players
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 13 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

An exuberant period of rebirth, emerging from the Middle Ages, the Renaissance brought an artistic flowering exemplified in the glories of Italy: painting, sculpture, architecture, literature and music. The splendid choral works of Palestrina and Allegri, composing in Rome and Gabrieli and Monteverdi, active in Venice, are noble and intricate, serene and exhilarating. While Allegri’s soaring Miserere was composed for the Sistine Chapel, Monteverdi’s epically conceived Vespers evoke the grandeur of the domed basilica of St Mark’s. An exuberant period of rebirth, emerging from the Middle Ages, the Renaissance brought an artistic flowering exemplified in the glories of Italy: painting, sculpture, architecture, literature and music. The splendid choral works of Palestrina and Allegri, composing in Rome and Gabrieli and Monteverdi, active in Venice, are noble and intricate, serene and exhilarating. While Allegri’s soaring Miserere was composed for the Sistine Chapel, Monteverdi’s epically conceived Vespers evoke the grandeur of the domed basilica of St Mark’s. Read less

Works on This Recording

1. Missa "Papae Marcelli": Gloria by Giovanni Palestrina
Conductor:  Sir David Willcocks
Period: Renaissance 
Written: by 1567; Italy 
Length: 5 Minutes 52 Secs. 
2. Missa "Papae Marcelli": Sanctus by Giovanni Palestrina
Conductor:  Sir David Willcocks
Period: Renaissance 
Written: by 1567; Italy 
Length: 3 Minutes 55 Secs. 
3. Magnificat septimi toni by Giovanni Palestrina
Conductor:  Timothy Brown
Period: Renaissance 
Written: 16th Century; Italy 
Length: 12 Minutes 55 Secs. 
4. Omnes gentes plaudite manibus by Giovanni Gabrieli
Performer:  Peter Harvey (), Charles Daniels ()
Conductor:  Paul McCreesh
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Gabrieli Consort
Period: Renaissance 
Written: by 1597; Venice, Italy 
Length: 4 Minutes 23 Secs. 
5. Dulcis Jesu patris imago by Giovanni Gabrieli
Performer:  Nicholas Robertson (), Charles Daniels ()
Conductor:  Andrew Parrott
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Taverner Players
Period: Renaissance 
Written: Italy 
Length: 7 Minutes 36 Secs. 
6. Pulchra es, amica mea, motet for 2 sopranos (from Vespers), SV 206/5 by Claudio Monteverdi
Performer:  Emma Kirkby (), Tessa Bonner ()
Conductor:  Andrew Parrott
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Taverner Players
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1610; Italy 
Length: 3 Minutes 38 Secs. 
7. Vespro della Beata Vergine: Ave maris stella by Claudio Monteverdi
Performer:  Emma Kirkby (), Tessa Bonner ()
Conductor:  Andrew Parrott
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Taverner Players
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1610; Mantua, Italy 
Length: 8 Minutes 14 Secs. 
8. Selva morale e spirituale: Jubilet tota civitas by Claudio Monteverdi
Performer:  David Thomas (), Emma Kirkby (), Rogers Covey-Crump (),
Emily van Evera ()
Conductor:  Andrew Parrott
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Taverner Players
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1640; Italy 
Length: 4 Minutes 42 Secs. 
9. Miserere mei Deus by Gregorio Allegri
Performer:  Gerald Finley (Cantor), Timothy Beasley-Murray (Treble)
Conductor:  Stephen Cleobury
Period: Renaissance 
Written: by 1603; Italy 
Length: 13 Minutes 2 Secs. 
10. Missa, for 5 to 16 voices: Kyrie à 12 by Andrea Gabrieli
Performer:  Charles Pott ()
Conductor:  Paul McCreesh
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Gabrieli Consort
Period: Renaissance 
Length: 3 Minutes 8 Secs. 
11. Missa, for 5 to 16 voices: Gloria à 16 by Andrea Gabrieli
Performer:  Charles Pott ()
Conductor:  Paul McCreesh
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Gabrieli Consort
Period: Renaissance 
Length: 5 Minutes 12 Secs. 

Sound Samples

Missa Papae Marcelli (2008 - Remaster): Gloria
Missa Papae Marcelli (2008 - Remaster): Santus
Magnificat Septimi Toni
A Venetian Coronation 1595: Kyrie à 12 (Andrea Gabrieli, 1587)
A Venetian Coronation 1595: Gloria à 16 (Andrea Gabrieli, 1587)
A Venetian Coronation 1595: Motet: Omnes gentes à 16 (Giovanni Gabrieli, 1597)
Dulcis Jesu patris imago a 20
Vespro della beata Vergine (1610): Concerto - Pulchra es
Vespro della beata Vergine (1610): Hymnus - Ave maris stella
Jubilet tota civitas: solo 'in Dialogo'
Miserere a 9

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