Brabant 1653

Release Date: 5/28/2021
Label: Pentatone
Catalog Number: PTC5186895
Orchestra/Ensemble: Holland Baroque
Number of Discs: 1
Length: 64 Minutes

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Holland Baroque explores the monastic musical traditions of 17th-century North Brabant, together with a group of established early music vocalists. Brabant 1653 unveils hidden gems of Dutch music history, as well as of baroque music at large. The album’s central figure is Benedictus à Sancto Josepho, pre-eminent organist and composer of Brabant in the late seventeenth century, and known in France as “le grand Carme”. By putting his music and that of contemporaries in the limelight, artistic directors Judith and Tineke Steenbrink search for a distinguishable Brabant Style, and convincingly demonstrate that the Netherlands possessed a much richer musical culture than is usually acknowledged. Holland Baroque is an original and innovative baroque orchestra that approaches baroque repertoire through a fresh and contemporary approach, with a focus on improvisation and collaborations with outstanding artists from different traditions. Brabant 1653 is their third PENTATONE album, after having released Silk Baroque (2019) and Polonoise (2021) with the label.

 

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The performances by a consort of 10 singers and 16 players are lovingly and respectfully done, and create a sound to please the ear. An album to please lovers of Baroque byways.

 

– Gramophone

Works on This Recording
1. Jesu Redemptor omnium
Orchestra/Ensemble: Holland Baroque
2. Amor Jesu dulcissime by Cornelis Verdonck
Orchestra/Ensemble: Holland Baroque
Written: 1629 ;
3. Completoriale melos musicum, Op. 5: No. 3. Magnificat by Benedictus à Sancto Josepho
Orchestra/Ensemble: Holland Baroque
Written: 1678 ;
4. Media vita
Orchestra/Ensemble: Holland Baroque
5. Ave gratia plena by Cornelis Verdonck
Orchestra/Ensemble: Holland Baroque
Written: 1584 ;
6. Salve regina
Performer: Dominik Wörner (Bass)
Orchestra/Ensemble: Holland Baroque
7. Completoriale melos musicum, Op. 5: No. 10. Alma Redemptoris Mater by Benedictus à Sancto Josepho
Orchestra/Ensemble: Holland Baroque
Written: 1678 ;
8. Cantiones Sacræ, Op. 2: Regina cœli by Carl Rosier
Performer: Alex Potter (Alto)
Orchestra/Ensemble: Holland Baroque
Written: 1668 ;
9. Completoriale melos musicum, Op. 5: No. 8. Salve Regina by Benedictus à Sancto Josepho
Performer: Julie Thyana Roset (Soprano)
Orchestra/Ensemble: Holland Baroque
Written: 1678 ;
10. Encomia sacra musice decantanda, Op. 6: No. 8. Quis me territat? by Benedictus à Sancto Josepho
Performer: Dominik Wörner (Bass)
Orchestra/Ensemble: Holland Baroque
Written: 1683 ;
11. Orpheus Elianus è Carmelo in orbem editus, Op. 8: No. 1. Adagio by Benedictus à Sancto Josepho
Orchestra/Ensemble: Holland Baroque
Written: 1699 ;
12. O vos omnes by Herman Hollanders
Orchestra/Ensemble: Holland Baroque
Period: Baroque
Written: 17th Century ;
13. Ave Maria by Herman Finkers
Performer: Julie Thyana Roset (Soprano)
Orchestra/Ensemble: Holland Baroque
14. Missa sacris ornata canticis, Op. 9: No. 11. Tantum ergo by Benedictus à Sancto Josepho
Orchestra/Ensemble: Holland Baroque
Written: 1700 ;
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