1615 Gabrieli in Venice

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1615 Gabrieli in Venice

Catalogue No:

KGS0012

Discs:

2

Release date:

30th Oct 2015

Barcode:

0822231701224

Length:

73 minutes

Medium:

SACD + Blu-ray Audio (download also available)
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1615 Gabrieli in Venice


Gabrieli, G:

In ecclesiis a 14

Canzon Seconda a 6

Suscipe, clementissime Deus à 12

Hodie completi sunt dies pentecostes

Jubilate Deo 10vv

Canzon Terza a 6

Quem vidistis pastores a 14

Sonata XXI con tre violini

Exsutavit cor meum in Domino a 6

Surrexit Christus a 11

Canzone prima a 5

Litaniae Beatissimae Mariae Virginis

Magnificat a14


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Much of Giovanni Gabrieli’s music was composed for grand ceremonial occasions. 2015 marks not just the 400th anniversary of the publication of this collection of works from 1615, but also the 500th anniversary of the completion of King’s College Chapel. The Choir celebrates these anniversaries with the first classical album ever to use Dolby’s new Atmos technology, which uses ceiling-mounted speakers to reproduce the acoustics of the Chapel with unprecedented realism. This recording pays homage to one of the most influential musicians of the Venetian Renaissance from within one of the great buildings of the English Renaissance. As well as being principal organist at St Mark’s Basilica, Gabrieli was a prolific composer of sacred vocal and instrumental music. The early brass ensembles for which Gabrieli composed are no longer to be found performing in St Mark’s Basilica, but this tradition is alive and well in Cambridge. The Choir is joined by His Majestys Sagbutts & Cornetts playing faithful recreations of instruments from Gabrieli’s time. The Choir is one of Britain’s oldest musical institutions, but has always been committed to innovation in pursuit of excellence. This, the first classical album to be mixed and released using Dolby’s new Atmos technology, provides a three-dimensional experience like no other: the new surround sound-encoding includes height information as well as width and depth to offer a truly immersive sound experience. This recording will be released in both SACD and Pure Audio Blu-ray formats.

Giovanni Gabrieli: In ecclesiis (a 14), C78

In ecclesiis (a 14), C78

Giovanni Gabrieli: Canzona Seconda (a 6), C196

Canzona Seconda (a 6), C196

Giovanni Gabrieli: Suscipe, clementissime Deus (a 12), C70

Suscipe, clementissime Deus (a 12), C70

Giovanni Gabrieli: Hodie completi sunt dies Pentecostes (a 8), C57

Hodie completi sunt dies Pentecostes (a 8), C57

Giovanni Gabrieli: Jubilate Deo omnis terra (a 10), C65

Jubilate Deo omnis terra (a 10), C65

Giovanni Gabrieli: Canzona Terza (a 6), C197

Canzona Terza (a 6), C197

Giovanni Gabrieli: Quem vidistis pastores? (a 14), C77

Quem vidistis pastores? (a 14), C77

Giovanni Gabrieli: Sonata XXI, ‘con tre violini’ (a 4), C214

Sonata XXI, ‘con tre violini’ (a 4), C214

Giovanni Gabrieli: Exultavit cor meum in Domino (a 6), C53

Exultavit cor meum in Domino (a 6), C53

Giovanni Gabrieli: Surrexit Christus (a 11), C66

Surrexit Christus (a 11), C66

Giovanni Gabrieli: Canzona Prima (a 5), C195

Canzona Prima (a 5), C195

Giovanni Gabrieli: Litaniae Beatae Mariae Virginis (a 8), C63

Litaniae Beatae Mariae Virginis (a 8), C63

Giovanni Gabrieli: Magnificat (a 14), C79

Magnificat (a 14), C79

BBC Music Magazine

February 2016

****

“The choral sound is candid and transparent, the lower, adult voices sensitively balanced so as not to swamp the delicate timbre of the boy choristers. His Majestys Sagbutts and Cornetts offer flawless, vocally-inspired ensemble playing, their plangent wind instruments gleaming and glimmering like the gold mosaics in San Marco”

Early Music Today

March/May 2016

“an exciting recording of this consistently brilliant music.”

MusicWeb International

January 2016

“His Majestys Sagbutts and Cornetts (yes that is a 'g') are well known for their expert playing of the fiercely difficult Renaissance cornett and the more easily handled trombone-like sackbutt. Within the spacious acoustic of Kings College Chapel they sound both lyrical and grand as required and when joining the voices the resultant polyphony is quite glorious to hear.”

Sunday Times

15th November 2015

“The posthumously published Symphoniae Sacrae collection contains the most magnificent music from Venice in the early 17th century. This choice selection includes, besides works such as the 14-part In ecclesiis and the 10-part Jubilate Deo, Hugh Keyte’s luxuriant reconstruction of the unfinished Quem vidistis pastores. Stephen Cleobury’s forces give opulent readings.”

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