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The Golden Age Of The Cornett

Dongois / Concert Brise
Release Date: 09/10/2013 
Label:  Accent   Catalog #: 24261   Spars Code: n/a 
Composer:  Riccardo RognoniCypriano de RoreDario CastelloFrancesco Rognoni,   ... 
Performer:  William DongoisJulie Hassler
Conductor:  William Dongois
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Le Concert Brisé
Number of Discs: 2 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 2 Hours 13 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

William Dongois is one of the best-known cornettists of our time. He is able to play the repertoire of his instrument - the cornett resembles a flute in its construction, whereas its wooden mouthpiece is used similarly to that of a trumpet - with dancelike elegance, rhetorical concision and, often, even with a certain 'groove'. On the present double CD, together with the ensemble Le Concert Brisé, he dedicates himself to the 'Golden Age' of the cornett - the period between 1580 and 1630 in Northern Italy when the instrument enjoyed its greatest popularity amongst composers and listeners. Secular dance movements and songs of the Seicento, the Italy of the 17th century, can be heard on the first CD. William Dongois pays special Read more attention here to the art of diminution, i.e. ornamentation and figuration; in the music of this period, the score served only to provide a basic framework for the improvised embellishments of the musicians. The second CD features sacred instrumental and vocal music at St. Mark's Cathedral in Venice during the time of Monteverdi, with soprano Julie Hassler and violinist Christine Moran joining William Dongois as soloists. Vocal and instrumental works alternate with each other, clearly showing that Venice stood at the centre of the development of a new style and occupied a pioneering role in all of Europe. Read less

Works on This Recording

1. Diminution on Palestrina's "Domine quando veneris", for cornetto & organ by Riccardo Rognoni
Performer:  William Dongois (Cornet)
Conductor:  William Dongois
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Le Concert Brisé
Period: Renaissance 
Venue:  Church of Waly/Meuse, France 
Length: 4 Minutes 25 Secs. 
2. Anchor che col partire by Cypriano de Rore
Performer:  William Dongois (Cornet)
Conductor:  William Dongois
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Le Concert Brisé
Period: Renaissance 
Written: by 1547 
Venue:  Church of Waly/Meuse, France 
Length: 3 Minutes 54 Secs. 
3. Sonate concertate in stil moderno Book 2: Sonata no 2 à 3 by Dario Castello
Performer:  William Dongois (Cornet)
Conductor:  William Dongois
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Le Concert Brisé
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1629; Venice, Italy 
Venue:  Church of Waly/Meuse, France 
Length: 5 Minutes 18 Secs. 
4. Variations on Palestrina's "lo son ferito" by Francesco Rognoni
Performer:  William Dongois (Cornet)
Conductor:  William Dongois
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Le Concert Brisé
Venue:  Church of Waly/Meuse, France 
Length: 6 Minutes 29 Secs. 
5. La Monica, aria & saltarello for cornet & ensemble by Anonymous
Conductor:  William Dongois
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Le Concert Brisé
Written: 16th Century 
Venue:  Church of Waly/Meuse, France 
Length: 10 Minutes 9 Secs. 
6. Motetti con sinfonie, libro primo: Salve Regina by Alessandro Grandi
Performer:  Julie Hassler ()
Conductor:  William Dongois
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Le Concert Brisé
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1621; Venice, Italy 
Venue:  Church of Waly/Meuse, France 
Length: 4 Minutes 29 Secs. 
7. Sonate concertate in stil moderno Book 2: Sonata no 3 à 3 by Dario Castello
Conductor:  William Dongois
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Le Concert Brisé
Venue:  Church of Waly/Meuse, France 
Length: 5 Minutes 29 Secs. 
8. Tota pulchra es by Alessandro Grandi
Performer:  Julie Hassler ()
Conductor:  William Dongois
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Le Concert Brisé
Venue:  Church of Waly/Meuse, France 
Length: 4 Minutes 55 Secs. 
9. Sonata seconda a violino solo by Giovanni Battista Fontana
Conductor:  William Dongois
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Le Concert Brisé
Period: Baroque 
Venue:  Church of Waly/Meuse, France 
Length: 6 Minutes 47 Secs. 
10. Exultate jubilate, motet by Dario Castello
Performer:  Julie Hassler (), William Dongois (Cornet)
Conductor:  William Dongois
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Le Concert Brisé
Period: Baroque 
Venue:  Church of Waly/Meuse, France 
Length: 3 Minutes 23 Secs. 
11. Gaudete, motet by Alessandro Grandi
Performer:  Julie Hassler ()
Conductor:  William Dongois
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Le Concert Brisé
Period: Baroque 
Venue:  Church of Waly/Meuse, France 
Length: 2 Minutes 40 Secs. 
12. Sonate concertate a due e tre voci, Book 1, Op 1/6 a 2 by Giuseppe Scarani
Conductor:  William Dongois
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Le Concert Brisé
Period: Baroque 
Venue:  Church of Waly/Meuse, France 
Length: 5 Minutes 1 Secs. 
13. Selva morale e spirituale: Pianto della Madonna by Claudio Monteverdi
Performer:  William Dongois (Cornet), Julie Hassler ()
Conductor:  William Dongois
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Le Concert Brisé
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1641 
Venue:  Church of Waly/Meuse, France 
Length: 9 Minutes 21 Secs. 
14. Sonata for cornet & violin No. 7 by Giovanni Battista Fontana
Conductor:  William Dongois
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Le Concert Brisé
Period: Baroque 
Venue:  Church of Waly/Meuse, France 
Length: 6 Minutes 13 Secs. 
15. O quam tu pulchra es, motet for voice & continuo by Alessandro Grandi
Performer:  William Dongois (Cornet), Julie Hassler ()
Conductor:  William Dongois
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Le Concert Brisé
Period: Baroque 
Written: Italy 
Venue:  Church of Waly/Meuse, France 
Length: 3 Minutes 11 Secs. 
16. Sonata Undecima by Giovanni Battista Fontana
Conductor:  William Dongois
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Le Concert Brisé
Period: Baroque 
Venue:  Church of Waly/Meuse, France 
Length: 8 Minutes 24 Secs. 
17. Ave Regina caelorum, motet for 4 voices by Alessandro Grandi
Performer:  Julie Hassler ()
Conductor:  William Dongois
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Le Concert Brisé
Period: Baroque 
Venue:  Church of Waly/Meuse, France 
Length: 3 Minutes 13 Secs. 
18. L'Aria di Firenze, pavane, gaillarde & saltarello for cornet & continuo by Anonymous
Performer:  William Dongois (Cornet)
Conductor:  William Dongois
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Le Concert Brisé
Period: Baroque 
Venue:  Church of Waly/Meuse, France 
Length: 7 Minutes 52 Secs. 
19. Variations on Tomás Luis de Victoria's "Vadam et circuibo", for cornet & continuo by Giovanni Battista Bovicel
Conductor:  William Dongois
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Le Concert Brisé
Period: Baroque 
Venue:  Church of Waly/Meuse, France 
Length: 12 Minutes 17 Secs. 
20. Gaillarda napolitana, for cornet & continuo by Anonymous
Performer:  William Dongois (Cornet)
Conductor:  William Dongois
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Le Concert Brisé
Period: Baroque 
Venue:  Church of Waly/Meuse, France 
Length: 3 Minutes 52 Secs. 
21. La Clemente, sonata for cornet & continuo by Giovanni Antonio Pandolfi
Conductor:  William Dongois
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Le Concert Brisé
Period: Baroque 
Venue:  Church of Waly/Meuse, France 
Length: 10 Minutes 42 Secs. 

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