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Gesualdo / Short, Tenebrae


Release Date: 03/12/2013 
Label:  Archiv Produktion (Dg)   Catalog #: 001807402    Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Carlo GesualdoTomás Luis de Victoria
Conductor:  Nigel Short
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Tenebrae
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

2013 marks the 400th anniversary of Gesualdo’s death. One of the most visionary composers of his time, he wrote the Tenebrae Responsories for Easter Week, and his anniversary year offers the opportunity to further explore his music, and his fascinating story, with fresh eyes and ears.

The works for Holy Saturday, featured here, remain a cornerstone of his extraordinary oeuvre.

A game-changing, risk-taking approach to composition, combined with a tortured personal life, makes Gesualdo one of the most fascinating composers in history.

Prince of Venosa, Count of Conza, nobleman, outenist, composer and double-murderer, his life-story provides the perfect, intense back-drop to some of the most
Read more remarkable choral music ever written.

The companion work to the Responsories is a set of Lamentations by Tomás Luis de Victoria, a contemporary of Gesualdo.

Tenebrae is widely considered to be one of the finest choirs in the world, having garnered praise for their numerous award-winning recordings. Most recently, they won the BBC Music Magazine 2012 Award for “Best Choral Group”.
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Works on This Recording

1.
Responsories (9), Sabbato Sancto by Carlo Gesualdo
Conductor:  Nigel Short
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Tenebrae
Period: Renaissance 
Written: 1611 
2.
Responsoria: Miserere by Carlo Gesualdo
Conductor:  Nigel Short
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Tenebrae
3.
Officium Hebdomadae Sanctae: Lamentations of Jeremiah - Quomodo obscuratum by Tomás Luis de Victoria
Conductor:  Nigel Short
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Tenebrae
Period: Renaissance 
Written: by 1585; Spain 
4.
Lectio I, Sabbato Sancto. Heth - Misericordiæ Domini by Tomás Luis de Victoria
Conductor:  Nigel Short
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Tenebrae
Period: Renaissance 
Written: by 1585; Spain 
5.
Officium Hebdomadae Sanctae: Lamentations of Jeremiah - Incipit oratio Jeremiae by Tomás Luis de Victoria
Conductor:  Nigel Short
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Tenebrae
Period: Renaissance 
Written: by 1585; Spain 

Sound Samples

Tenebrae Responsories For Holy Saturday / In primo nocturno: Responsorium I: Sicut ovis ad occasionem
Tenebrae Responsories For Holy Saturday / In primo nocturno: Responsorium II: Jerusalem, surge
Tenebrae Responsories For Holy Saturday / In primo nocturno: Responsorium III: Plange quasi virgo
Tenebrae Responsories For Holy Saturday / In secundo nocturno: Responsorium IV: Recessit Pastor noster
Tenebrae Responsories For Holy Saturday / In secundo nocturno: Responsorium V: O vos omnes
Tenebrae Responsories For Holy Saturday / In secundo nocturno: Responsorium VI: Ecce quomodo moritur justus
Tenebrae Responsories For Holy Saturday / In tertia nocturno: Responsorium VII: Astiterunt reges terrae
Tenebrae Responsories For Holy Saturday / In tertia nocturno: Responsorium VIII: Aestimatus sum
Tenebrae Responsories For Holy Saturday / In tertia nocturno: Responsorium IX: Sepulto Domino
Miserere
Lamentations For Holy Saturday: Lectio I: Heth. Misericordiae Domini
Lamentations For Holy Saturday: Lectio II: Aleph. Quomodo obscuratum
Lamentations For Holy Saturday: Lectio III: Incipit oratorio Jeremiae Prophetae

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