27 January 2013

Venetian Vespers [McCreesh]

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5 CD | 2008 | Brilliant

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Paul McCreesh and the Gabrieli Consort and Players have become famous for their recreations of the great liturgical set pieces of the Venetian 16th and early 17th centuries. These recordings made by Deutsche Grammophon in the 1990s are state of the art and were critically acclaimed. In this 5Cd set we are taken back to St Mark’s Basilica, the most important church in the city-state, and the Confraternity of San Rocco, for which Giovanni Gabrieli and his colleague the falsetto Bartolemeo Barbarino composed remarkable collection of instrumental and vocal music. This recording includes wide range of Gabrieli’s work, from intimate motets, to the reconstructed glory of the 33 part Magnificat On CDs 1 and 2 we are in St Mark’s at Easter time in 1600. The smell of incense hangs in the chill air of the basilica and the huge building resonates with sound of voices – the service has begun. The central work is the Missa Congratulamini mihi by Lassus. As was customary, the Credo has been omitted, and substituted with non-liturgical vocal works by composers such as Giovanni and Alessandro Gabrieli, Bendinelli, and Merulo. Organ toccatas, Sacrae symphonea and other vocal works are placed between the movements of the Mass. The Venetian Vespers on CDs 3 and 4 again draws on music from a variety of composers as services such as the vespers at this time were often made up of movements of Mass and Vespers settings by different composers. The composer of the most famous setting of the Vespers, Claudio Monteverdi features here with his Messa et salmi, alongside Banchieri, Cavalli, and Giovanni Gabrieli.
Gramophone reviewing Music for San Rocco said ‘It is hard to imagine this fine recording of Gabrieli’s music being superseded for some time to come. For the sheer splendour of the music, and the excellence of the performances, this recording is a must, a real five-star achievement’. January 1997
Venetian Vespers Gramophone review ‘Among the performers there is a feeling of common enterprise that is hard to describe, but which sets this record apart from so many others where the overall impression is of a sequence of unrelated pieces given a disjointed series of separate performances…. There is some carefully thought out and gracefully shaped instrumental playing…. In short this is an heroic achievement of the highest possible order’. June 1993
Venetian Easter Mass, Gramophone review. ‘The impact is tremendous in some items…as usual, the singing and playing are of a high order..’ July 1997

CD 1 & 2
Venetian Vespers

CD 3 & 4
Venetian Easter Mass

CD 5
Music for St.Rocco

Works included:

BanchieriSuonata prima
CavalliLauda Jerusalem
FinettiO Maria, quae rapis corda hominum
Gabrieli, AIntonazione del quinto tono
Maria stabat ad momentum
Gabrieli, GSurrexit Christus a 11
Canzon (a 8) No. 8
Hic est filius Dei a 18
Sonata octavi toni a 12
Canzon (a 12) No. 17
Regina coeli a 12
Sonata con voce: Dulcis Jesu a 20
In ecclesiis a 14
Buccinate in neomenia tuba a 19
Intonation del nono tono
Timor et tremor a 6
Grandi: O intemerata
O quam tu pulchra es
LassoMissa Congratulamini mihi
Marini, BSonata con tre violini in eco
MonteverdiLaudate Dominum
Deus qui mundum crimine iacentem
Laetatus sum
RigattiSalve regina
Nisi Dominus
Dixit Dominus

Gabrieli Consort, Paul Mccreesh


Xeniteprince said...

Thanks for all the music and good luck! Upload sites that are still functional for up/downloading: Filepost, Hotfile, Rapidshare, Uploaded..

Sasin said...

Thank you for your wonderful music. However, when I click on the download-link from, I see a text file - next I click on free download, I fill in the Captcha letters and nothing happens after the 12 seconds waiting....:-(
Can you please tell me how to download the music?

Toutatis said...

Sasin, try the direct links:

maybe there is a problem with your browser, maybe the cookies... too many variables

Sasin said...

No Toutatis, it's so frustrating! After filling in the Captcha letters I click on download and nothing happens then...:-(
What can I do?

Toutatis said...

Sasin, how's Depositfiles for you?

Sasin said...

I don't know, really, but I would certainly like to try it! Thank you in advance!

Anonymous said...

For North America (USA, Canada) Uploaded gives the following notice:

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Sasin said...

I'm living in West-Europe though...

Anonymous said...

One year later, and there's nothing left of the Uploaded links. Turbobit still has CD1, that's all. Don't let it die! Thank you for all your work!

Anonymous said...

¡Muy agradecido!+