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Great Performances - The Antiphonal Music Of Gabrieli

Antiphonal Music Of Gabrieli / Various
Release Date: 10/18/2005 
Label:  Sony   Catalog #: 92754   Spars Code: n/a 
Composer:  Giovanni GabrieliGirolamo Frescobaldi
Performer:  E. Power Biggs
Conductor:  Richard Burgin
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philadelphia BrassCleveland Brass EnsembleChicago Brass Ensemble,   ... 
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 18 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

This is a DSD (Direct Stream Digital) recording
The proliferation of music for strings can make it easy to overlook the grand tradition of arrangements for brass. Italian masters Giovanni Gabrieli and Girolamo Frescobaldi are the featured composers on the re-mastered and re-released recording THE ANTIPHONAL MUSIC OF GABRIELI. A collaborative effort of the Philadelphia, Chicago, and Cleveland Brass Ensembles (along with E. Power Biggs on organ), this album evokes the majesty and charm of the Italian Renaissance.
No soloists take center stage; instead, the collaborative interplay of performers builds layers of harmonies through the melody. The superbly engineered stereo recording makes the most of this interplay, creating the
Read more impression of being surrounded by the orchestra; a diagram illustrating the seating arrangement used during the recording session is a useful tool in understanding the music. Understanding of the music aside, the clarity and precision of performance make this album a very serene and enjoyable listening experience. Read less

Works on This Recording

1. Sacrae Symphoniae: No. 2: Canzon septimi toni, for 8 parts, C. 172 by Giovanni Gabrieli
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philadelphia Brass,  Cleveland Brass Ensemble
Period: Renaissance 
Written: Italy 
Venue:  Town Hall, Philadelphia, PA 
Length: 2 Minutes 52 Secs. 
2. Sacrae Symphoniae: No. 8: Canzon duodecimi toni for 10 parts, C. 178 by Giovanni Gabrieli
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philadelphia Brass,  Chicago Brass Ensemble
Period: Renaissance 
Venue:  Town Hall, Philadelphia, PA 
Length: 3 Minutes 58 Secs. 
3. Canzon in echo, for 12 parts, C. 192 by Giovanni Gabrieli
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philadelphia Brass,  Chicago Brass Ensemble,  Cleveland Brass Ensemble
Period: Renaissance 
Venue:  Town Hall, Philadelphia, PA 
Length: 3 Minutes 32 Secs. 
4. Sacrae symphoniae, Book 1: Sonata octavi toni a 12 by Giovanni Gabrieli
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philadelphia Brass,  Chicago Brass Ensemble
Period: Renaissance 
Written: by 1597; Venice, Italy 
Venue:  Town Hall, Philadelphia, PA 
Length: 4 Minutes 28 Secs. 
5. Canzoni (6), 1608: Canzon "Fa sol la re" by Giovanni Gabrieli
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philadelphia Brass,  Cleveland Brass Ensemble
Period: Renaissance 
Written: by 1608; Venice, Italy 
Venue:  Town Hall, Philadelphia, PA 
Length: 2 Minutes 52 Secs. 
6. Sacrae symphoniae, Book 1: Canzona quarti toni a 15 by Giovanni Gabrieli
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philadelphia Brass,  Chicago Brass Ensemble,  Cleveland Brass Ensemble
Period: Renaissance 
Written: by 1597; Venice, Italy 
Venue:  Town Hall, Philadelphia, PA 
Length: 4 Minutes 32 Secs. 
7. Work(s): Canzon a 12 by Giovanni Gabrieli
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philadelphia Brass,  Chicago Brass Ensemble,  Cleveland Brass Ensemble
Period: Renaissance 
Venue:  Town Hall, Philadelphia, PA 
Length: 2 Minutes 36 Secs. 
8. Canzoni (6), 1608: Canzon "Sol sol la sol fa mi" by Giovanni Gabrieli
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philadelphia Brass,  Cleveland Brass Ensemble
Period: Renaissance 
Written: by 1608; Venice, Italy 
Venue:  Town Hall, Philadelphia, PA 
Length: 1 Minutes 22 Secs. 
9. Sacrae symphoniae, Book 1: Sonata pian e forte alla quarta bassa by Giovanni Gabrieli
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philadelphia Brass,  Chicago Brass Ensemble
Period: Renaissance 
Written: by 1597; Venice, Italy 
Venue:  Town Hall, Philadelphia, PA 
Length: 4 Minutes 21 Secs. 
10. Sacrae symphoniae, Book 1: Canzon primi toni by Giovanni Gabrieli
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philadelphia Brass,  Cleveland Brass Ensemble
Period: Renaissance 
Written: by 1597; Venice, Italy 
Venue:  Town Hall, Philadelphia, PA 
Length: 3 Minutes 26 Secs. 
11. Sacrae Symphoniae: No. 13: Canzon septimi et octavi toni for 12 parts, C> 183 by Giovanni Gabrieli
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philadelphia Brass,  Chicago Brass Ensemble
Period: Renaissance 
Written: Italy 
Venue:  Town Hall, Philadelphia, PA 
Length: 3 Minutes 48 Secs. 
12. Sacrae Symphoniae: No. 14: Canzon noni toni for 12 parts, C. 184 by Giovanni Gabrieli
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philadelphia Brass,  Cleveland Brass Ensemble
Period: Renaissance 
Written: Italy 
Venue:  Town Hall, Philadelphia, PA 
Length: 3 Minutes 16 Secs. 
13. Canzon No. 2, for 4 parts, C. 187 by Giovanni Gabrieli
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philadelphia Brass,  Chicago Brass Ensemble,  Cleveland Brass Ensemble
Period: Renaissance 
Written: Italy 
Venue:  Town Hall, Philadelphia, PA 
Length: 2 Minutes 32 Secs. 
14. Intonationi (11) d'organo, libro primo, complete (1607): Primo tono by Giovanni Gabrieli
Performer:  E. Power Biggs (Organ)
Period: Renaissance 
Venue:  Romanesque Hall, Busch-Reisinger Museum, 
Length: 0 Minutes 23 Secs. 
15. Intonationi (11) d'organo, libro primo, complete (1607): Secondo tono by Giovanni Gabrieli
Performer:  E. Power Biggs (Organ)
Period: Renaissance 
Venue:  Romanesque Hall, Busch-Reisinger Museum, 
Length: 0 Minutes 26 Secs. 
16. Intonationi (11) d'organo, libro primo, complete (1607): Terzo e quarto tono by Giovanni Gabrieli
Performer:  E. Power Biggs (Organ)
Period: Renaissance 
Venue:  Romanesque Hall, Busch-Reisinger Museum, 
Length: 0 Minutes 37 Secs. 
17. Canzon No. 1 ("La Spiritata"), for 4 parts, C. 186 by Giovanni Gabrieli
Performer:  E. Power Biggs (Organ)
Conductor:  Richard Burgin
Orchestra/Ensemble:  New England Brass Ensemble
Period: Renaissance 
Written: Italy 
Venue:  Romanesque Hall, Busch-Reisinger Museum, 
Length: 3 Minutes 16 Secs. 
18. Intonationi (11) d'organo, libro primo, complete (1607): Ottavo tono by Giovanni Gabrieli
Performer:  E. Power Biggs (Organ)
Period: Renaissance 
Venue:  Romanesque Hall, Busch-Reisinger Museum, 
Length: 0 Minutes 30 Secs. 
19. Intonationi (11) d'organo, libro primo, complete (1607): Nono tono by Giovanni Gabrieli
Performer:  E. Power Biggs (Organ)
Period: Renaissance 
Venue:  Romanesque Hall, Busch-Reisinger Museum, 
Length: 0 Minutes 34 Secs. 
20. Intonationi (11) d'organo, libro primo, complete (1607): Dècimo tono by Giovanni Gabrieli
Performer:  E. Power Biggs (Organ)
Period: Renaissance 
Venue:  Romanesque Hall, Busch-Reisinger Museum, 
Length: 0 Minutes 38 Secs. 
21. Canzon No. 3, for 4 parts, C. 188 by Giovanni Gabrieli
Performer:  E. Power Biggs (Organ)
Conductor:  Richard Burgin
Orchestra/Ensemble:  New England Brass Ensemble
Period: Renaissance 
Venue:  Romanesque Hall, Busch-Reisinger Museum, 
Length: 2 Minutes 27 Secs. 
22. Intonationi (11) d'organo, libro primo, complete (1607): Undicèsimo tono by Giovanni Gabrieli
Performer:  E. Power Biggs (Organ)
Period: Renaissance 
Venue:  Romanesque Hall, Busch-Reisinger Museum, 
Length: 0 Minutes 30 Secs. 
23. Intonationi (11) d'organo, libro primo, complete (1607): Duodècimo tono by Giovanni Gabrieli
Performer:  E. Power Biggs (Organ)
Period: Renaissance 
Venue:  Romanesque Hall, Busch-Reisinger Museum, 
Length: 0 Minutes 38 Secs. 
24. Canzon No. 4, for 4 parts, C. 189 by Giovanni Gabrieli
Performer:  E. Power Biggs (Organ)
Conductor:  Richard Burgin
Orchestra/Ensemble:  New England Brass Ensemble
Period: Renaissance 
Written: Italy 
Venue:  Romanesque Hall, Busch-Reisinger Museum, 
Length: 2 Minutes 31 Secs. 
25. Fantasia sesto toni by Giovanni Gabrieli
Performer:  E. Power Biggs (Organ)
Period: Renaissance 
Written: Venice, Italy 
Venue:  Romanesque Hall, Busch-Reisinger Museum, 
Length: 3 Minutes 5 Secs. 
26. Work(s): Toccata in D minor by Girolamo Frescobaldi
Performer:  E. Power Biggs (Organ)
Period: Baroque 
Venue:  Romanesque Hall, Busch-Reisinger Museum, 
Length: 1 Minutes 13 Secs. 
27. Work(s): Canzon prima in G major by Girolamo Frescobaldi
Performer:  E. Power Biggs (Organ)
Conductor:  Richard Burgin
Orchestra/Ensemble:  New England Brass Ensemble
Period: Baroque 
Venue:  Romanesque Hall, Busch-Reisinger Museum, 
Length: 2 Minutes 54 Secs. 
28. Work(s): Canzon seconda in C major by Girolamo Frescobaldi
Performer:  E. Power Biggs (Organ)
Conductor:  Richard Burgin
Orchestra/Ensemble:  New England Brass Ensemble
Period: Baroque 
Venue:  Romanesque Hall, Busch-Reisinger Museum, 
Length: 2 Minutes 40 Secs. 
29. Work(s): Canzon terza in A minor by Girolamo Frescobaldi
Performer:  E. Power Biggs (Organ)
Conductor:  Richard Burgin
Orchestra/Ensemble:  New England Brass Ensemble
Period: Baroque 
Venue:  Romanesque Hall, Busch-Reisinger Museum, 
Length: 2 Minutes 23 Secs. 
30. Work(s): Canzon quarta in G minor by Girolamo Frescobaldi
Performer:  E. Power Biggs (Organ)
Conductor:  Richard Burgin
Orchestra/Ensemble:  New England Brass Ensemble
Period: Baroque 
Venue:  Romanesque Hall, Busch-Reisinger Museum, 
Length: 2 Minutes 27 Secs. 
31. Work(s): Canzon quinta in G minor by Girolamo Frescobaldi
Performer:  E. Power Biggs (Organ)
Conductor:  Richard Burgin
Orchestra/Ensemble:  New England Brass Ensemble
Period: Baroque 
Venue:  Romanesque Hall, Busch-Reisinger Museum, 
Length: 2 Minutes 42 Secs. 
32. Work(s): Toccata in G major by Girolamo Frescobaldi
Performer:  E. Power Biggs (Organ)
Period: Baroque 
Venue:  Romanesque Hall, Busch-Reisinger Museum, 
Length: 4 Minutes 0 Secs. 

Sound Samples

Canzon Septimi Toni No. 2
Canzon Duodecimi Toni
Canzon à 12 in Echo
Sonata Octavi Toni
Canzona per Sonare No. 27
Canzon Quarti Toni
Canzon à 12
Canzona per Sonare No. 28
Sonata Pian'e Forte
Canzon Primi Toni
Canzon Septimi Toni No. 1
Canzon Noni Toni
Canzona per Sonare No. 2
Primo Tono
Secondo Tono
Terzo e Quarto Tono
Canzona per Sonare No. 1 "La Spiritata"
Ottavo Tono
Nono Tono
Dècimo Tono
Canzona per Sonare No. 3
Undicèsimo Tono
Duodècimo Tono
Canzona per Sonare No. 4
Fantasia in the Sixth Tone
Toccata in D minor
Canzon Prima in G Major
Canzon Seconda in C Major
Canzon Terza in A minor
Canzon Quarta in G minor
Canzon Quinta in G minor
Toccata in G Major

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 Gabriellifest August 6, 2013 By Stephan V. (Silver Spring, MD) See All My Reviews "Beautiful summary of Gabrielli's oeuvre. Ethereal, hypnotic chanting of heavenly brass calling from on high." Report Abuse
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