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Croce: Motetti & Sacrae Cantiones / Voces Suaves, Concerto Scirocco


Release Date: 10/27/2017 
Label:  Arcana   Catalog #: 439  
Composer:  Giovanni CroceGiovanni PicchiVincenzo BellavereGiovanni Gabrieli,   ... 
Performer:  Francesco Saverio Pedrini
Conductor:  Giulia Genini
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Voces SuavesConcerto Scirocco
Number of Discs: 1 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Venice, July 1603: Giovanni Croce, known as ‘il Chiozzotto’, a priest at the church of Santa Maria Formosa, was appointed maestro di cappella of St Mark’s basilica, one of the most prestigious posts in the musical world of the time. A controversial biography, many aspects of which have not yet been elucidated, and a musical output of excellent quality constitute the appeal of this composer born in Chioggia, who is still overshadowed today by his famous successors. Yet Giovanni Croce proves to be an extraordinary figure, halfway between the conservative Venetian school of Gioseffo Zarlino and the modernism of Claudio Monteverdi. He makes masterly use of double chorus and of such special devices as echo effects, while maintaining a fine Read more transparency in his counterpoint that links him with classical polyphony. Two exceptional young Swiss ensembles, the vocal group Voces Suaves (which has won several prizes for its first two recordings) and the instrumental ensemble Concerto Scirocco, combine here in the magnificent surroundings of the palatine basilica of Santa Barbara in Mantua, where they have the advantage of the outstanding Antegnati organ built in 1565, to honour Giovanni Croce and his contemporaries and introduce us to other aspects of the glorious musical activity at St Mark’s. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Omnes gentes by Giovanni Croce
Conductor:  Giulia Genini
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Voces Suaves,  Concerto Scirocco
Period: Baroque 
Written: Italy 
2.
Canzoni da sonar by Giovanni Picchi
Conductor:  Giulia Genini
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Concerto Scirocco
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1625; Italy 
3.
Anima mea liquefacta est by Giovanni Croce
Conductor:  Giulia Genini
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Voces Suaves,  Concerto Scirocco
Period: Baroque 
Written: Italy 
4.
Percussit Saul mille by Giovanni Croce
Conductor:  Giulia Genini
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Voces Suaves,  Concerto Scirocco
Period: Baroque 
Written: Italy 
5.
Toccata del primo tuono by Vincenzo Bellavere
Performer:  Francesco Saverio Pedrini (Organ)
Period: Baroque 
Written: Italy 
6.
Sacrae cantiones: Egredimini et videte by Giovanni Croce
Conductor:  Giulia Genini
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Voces Suaves,  Concerto Scirocco
Period: Baroque 
Written: Italy 
7.
Canzon no 3 by Giovanni Gabrieli
Conductor:  Giulia Genini
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Concerto Scirocco
Period: Renaissance 
Written: Venice, Italy 
8.
Ornaverunt faciem templi by Giovanni Croce
Conductor:  Giulia Genini
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Voces Suaves,  Concerto Scirocco
Period: Baroque 
Written: Italy 
9.
Canzon ariosa by Andrea Gabrieli
Performer:  Francesco Saverio Pedrini (Organ)
Period: Baroque 
Written: Italy 
10.
Ave virgo by Giovanni Croce
Conductor:  Giulia Genini
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Voces Suaves,  Concerto Scirocco
Period: Baroque 
Written: Italy 
11.
Canzoni et sonate (21): Canzon III a 6 by Giovanni Gabrieli
Conductor:  Giulia Genini
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Concerto Scirocco
Period: Renaissance 
Written: Venice, Italy 
12.
Virgo decus nemorum by Giovanni Croce
Conductor:  Giulia Genini
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Voces Suaves,  Concerto Scirocco
Period: Baroque 
Written: Italy 
13.
Canzon settimadecima ŕ 4 by Gioseffo Guami
Conductor:  Giulia Genini
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Concerto Scirocco
Period: Renaissance 
Written: Italy 
14.
Sacrae cantiones: Hodie completi sunt by Giovanni Croce
Conductor:  Giulia Genini
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Voces Suaves,  Concerto Scirocco
Period: Baroque 
Written: Italy 
15.
Toccate d'intavolatura d'organo libro secondo: Toccata terza del sesto tuono by Claudio Merulo
Performer:  Francesco Saverio Pedrini (Organ)
Period: Renaissance 
Written: by 1604; Italy 
16.
Quaeramus cum pastoribus by Giovanni Croce
Conductor:  Giulia Genini
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Voces Suaves,  Concerto Scirocco
Period: Baroque 
Written: Italy 

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