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Track(s) taken from CDA67519

Sanctorum meritis II 1641

composer
Selva morale e spirituale (1640/1)
author of text
author of text
doubtful attribution

Charles Daniels (tenor), The King's Consort, Robert King (conductor)
Recording details: February 2004
St Jude-on-the-Hill, Hampstead Garden Suburb, London, United Kingdom
Produced by Ben Turner
Engineered by Jonathan Stokes
Release date: November 2005
Total duration: 3 minutes 20 seconds
 
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Sanctorum meritis II 1641  [3'20]

Reviews

'Robert King never rushes the music but cannily treads the fine line between dizzying excitement and authoritative splendour. Even if you already admire seminal recordings of Monteverdi sacred music by the likes of Andrew Parrott, Konrad Junghänel and Rinaldo Alessandrini, there are plenty of less familiar gems included that make this series essential' (Gramophone)

'This series of recordings is proving to be the definitive account of the neglected side of Monteverdi’s genius, and one that’s unlikely to be surpassed in range and quality for many years' (BBC Music Magazine)

'Robert King's essential exploration of Monteverdi offers yet more evidence of the master's genius. Here the familiar sits with lesser known settings of sacred settings, all works of staggering beauty. King and the soloists capture the essence of this music, with outstanding contributions from Carolyn Sampson, Charles Daniels and James Gilchrist' (The Independent)

'This magnificent series goes from strength to strength, each fresh instalment reaching even more stratospheric standards of excellence than its predecessor' (The Daily Telegraph)

'The opening Laetatus sum is irresistible—typical in its bounce and clarity of every track in the fourth volume of the King's Consort's survey of sacred Monteverdi … Monteverdi collectors shouldn't hesitate' (The Times)

'All played and sung with style' (The Sunday Times)

'I'm inclined to think this superbly engineered disc the most successful issue yet in a splendid series. Fervently recommended' (Goldberg)

'The King's Consort has grown in confidence in this music as the recordings progress; each of these pieces is a joy. The soloists are uniformly excellent, with James Gilchrist comining into his own … These are Rolls-Royce recordings, drawing on the very best of British musicians and recording experience. Even the ripieno choir is peopled with some of the country's most experienced singers' (Early Music)
Monteverdi here provides a setting for solo tenor and two violins of the text of the Office Hymn for Vespers of the Common for Several Martyrs, though he indicates that the same setting can be used for any hymn in the same metre.

from notes by John Whenham © 2005

Voici une mise en musique, pour ténor solo et deux violons, de l’hymne pour les vêpres du Commun pour plusieurs Martyrs qui, nous précise Monteverdi, peut servir à n’importe quelle hymne dans le même mètre.

extrait des notes rédigées par John Whenham © 2005
Français: Hypérion

Hier setzt Monteverdi den Text des Hymnus des Vesperoffiziums des Commune mehrerer Märtyrer für Solotenor und zwei Violinen, wobei er jedoch angibt, dass dieselbe Vertonung auch für alle anderen Hymnen desselben Metrums verwendet werden könne.

aus dem Begleittext von John Whenham © 2005
Deutsch: Viola Scheffel

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Monteverdi: The Sacred Music, Vol. 4
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