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Carissimi: 8 Motets / Comeaux, Consortium Carissimi


Release Date: 02/10/2017 
Label:  Naxos   Catalog #: 8573258  
Composer:  Giacomo Carissimi
Conductor:  Garrick Comeaux
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Consortium Carissimi
Number of Discs: 1 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Giacomo Carissimi was one of the most admired of seventeenth-century Italian composers. The maestro from Marino, near Rome, acquired a Europe-wide fame at an early age and excelled in church music. Commonly employing texts that modify or amplify passages from the scriptures, rather than taking those texts verbatim, Carissimi employed all his genius for vocal melodic lines and accompanying instrumentation to fashion a sequence of spellbinding masterpieces. Foremost among these is Usquequo peccatores which, through its size and length, blurs the very distinction between motet and oratorio. This is the fourth Naxos release of music by Carissimi from this ensemble.

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The performances are
Read more confident and secure, although there are some uncomfortable moments; generally the more vibrato the group employs, the more pleasing the effect and the better the intonation. The spacious, unforced sound elucidates the waves of sound Carissimi's music calls for.

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Works on This Recording

1.
Audivi vocem by Giacomo Carissimi
Conductor:  Garrick Comeaux
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Consortium Carissimi
2.
Christus factus est by Giacomo Carissimi
Conductor:  Garrick Comeaux
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Consortium Carissimi
3.
Usquequo peccatores by Giacomo Carissimi
Conductor:  Garrick Comeaux
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Consortium Carissimi
4.
Dixit Dominus by Giacomo Carissimi
Conductor:  Garrick Comeaux
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Consortium Carissimi
Period: Baroque 
Written: Italy 
5.
Silentium tenebant by Giacomo Carissimi
Conductor:  Garrick Comeaux
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Consortium Carissimi
6.
Sustinuimus in pacem by Giacomo Carissimi
Conductor:  Garrick Comeaux
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Consortium Carissimi
7.
Timete Dominum by Giacomo Carissimi
Conductor:  Garrick Comeaux
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Consortium Carissimi
8.
Hodie Salvator mundi by Giacomo Carissimi
Conductor:  Garrick Comeaux
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Consortium Carissimi

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