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Hyperion Records

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Track(s) taken from CDA66839
Recording details: February 2003
St Jude-on-the-Hill, Hampstead Garden Suburb, London, United Kingdom
Produced by Ben Turner
Engineered by Philip Hobbs
Release date: July 2003
Total duration: 3 minutes 37 seconds

'As expected, the performances are breathtaking … It is hard to imagine more engaging and eloquent performances of this music' (American Record Guide)

'fresh, invigorating performances' (The Sunday Times)

'relaxed, warm-hearted performances' (Classic FM Magazine)

'The performance is absolutely superb, both Carolyn Sampson and Joanne Lunn singing with gloriously resplendent tone and accuracy' (Fanfare, USA)

'Carolyn Sampson splendidly fulfils the role of virtuoso-soloist' (The Evening Standard)

'King and his musicians sensitively underline the music's rich textures, surprising harmonies and effective word painting' (Goldberg)

'Robert King’s direction is very fine, with some nicely judged phrasing from his excellent orchestra. Buy this, and you too will be impatient to hear volumes one to eight' (Early Music)

Gloria Patri, RV602a
late 1720s
author of text

Introduction  EnglishFrançaisDeutsch
On two separate occasions, Vivaldi returned to his A major setting of the Laudate pueri (RV602), adapting and updating it for new purposes. RV602a is the earlier adaptation, probably dating from the late 1720s. Since he no longer cultivated the faux-naïf style of the previous decade, Vivaldi replaced the sixth movement (‘Ut collocet eum’), by a rather conventional aria in G major for second (in place of first) soprano and strings. He restored equality between the soloists by reassigning the seventh movement (‘Gloria Patri’) to the first soprano, at the same time replacing the oboe by the newly fashionable flute. The two versions are not very different, but the obbligato part is tailored very sensitively to the new instrument, which results in a number of interesting changes. This second version makes a delightful stocking-filler.

from notes by Michael Talbot © 2003

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'Vivaldi: The Complete Sacred Music' (CDS44171/81)
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