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Vivaldi: Gloria / Trevor Pinnock, The English Concert


Release Date: 10/09/2007 
Label:  Archiv Produktion (Dg)   Catalog #: 000988502   Spars Code: n/a 
Composer:  Antonio Vivaldi
Performer:  Jennifer SmithNancy ArgentaCatherine Wyn-Rogers
Conductor:  Trevor Pinnock
Orchestra/Ensemble:  English ConcertEnglish Concert Choir
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

The Gloria is a wonderful piece and, as someone remarked, "Thirty minutes of Heaven." This performance has rhythmic drive and vitality. It simple utterance is sublime. How well Pinnock captures the majestic worship of the Divine. The choral singing is a delight. This is that rare type of music where you want to get up and sing and it has a spiritual dimension that has the capacity to bring tears to the eyes and rouse all those good emotions and subdue any base ones. The purists will criticise me for suggesting the emotive quality of baroque music but that is what it has. Some of the sequences in Et in terra pax hominibus are so lovely in this recording that I was transported to a better world. This is very special music in a very Read more special perfomance. Convincing, moving, rewarding, rare and totally glorious. Music of real class given a performance that does it justice. Even the birds outside my study window have joined in. The soloisits, Jennifer Smith and Nancy Argenta (sopranos) and Catherine Wyn-Rogers (contralto) are very good. There are some unsurpassed moments in the Laudamus te. The spell-binding oboe solo in Domine Deus is simply gorgeous.

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Works on This Recording

1. Gloria in D major, RV 589 by Antonio Vivaldi
Performer:  Jennifer Smith (Soprano), Nancy Argenta (Soprano), Catherine Wyn-Rogers (Mezzo Soprano)
Conductor:  Trevor Pinnock
Orchestra/Ensemble:  English Concert,  English Concert Choir
Period: Baroque 
Written: Venice, Italy 
Language: Latin 

Sound Samples

Gloria In D, R.589 - G.Ricordi 1970, Ed. Malipiero: 1. Gloria in excelsis Deo
Gloria In D, R.589 - G.Ricordi 1970, Ed. Malipiero: 2. Et in terra pax hominibus
Gloria In D, R.589 - G.Ricordi 1970, Ed. Malipiero: 3. Laudamus te
Gloria In D, R.589 - G.Ricordi 1970, Ed. Malipiero: 4. Gratias agimus tibi
Gloria In D, R.589 - G.Ricordi 1970, Ed. Malipiero: 5. Propter magnam gloriam
Gloria In D, R.589 - G.Ricordi 1970, Ed. Malipiero: 6. Domine Deus
Gloria In D, R.589 - G.Ricordi 1970, Ed. Malipiero: 7. Domine Fili Unigenite
Gloria In D, R.589 - G.Ricordi 1970, Ed. Malipiero: 8. Domine Deus, Agnus Dei
Gloria In D, R.589 - G.Ricordi 1970, Ed. Malipiero: 9. Qui tollis peccata mundi
Gloria In D, R.589 - G.Ricordi 1970, Ed. Malipiero: 10. Qui sedes ad dexteram Patris
Gloria In D, R.589 - G.Ricordi 1970, Ed. Malipiero: 11. Quoniam tu solus Sanctus
Gloria In D, R.589 - G.Ricordi 1970, Ed. Malipiero: 12. Cum Sancto Spiritu
Dixit Dominus, Psalm 110 (109): 1. Dixit Dominus (Spirituoso)
Dixit Dominus, Psalm 110 (109): 2. Virgam virtutis (Allegro)
Dixit Dominus, Psalm 110 (109): 3. Tecum principium
Dixit Dominus, Psalm 110 (109): 4. Juravit Dominus
Dixit Dominus, Psalm 110 (109): 5. Dominus a dextris tuis
Dixit Dominus, Psalm 110 (109): 6. Judicabit in nationibus
Dixit Dominus, Psalm 110 (109): 7. De torrente in via bibet (Andante)
Dixit Dominus, Psalm 110 (109): 8. Gloria Patri (Allegro)

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