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Salve regina 1625
composer
Ghirlanda sacra (1625)
author of text
Antiphon to the Virgin Mary from Trinity until Advent

Recordings
'Monteverdi: The Sacred Music, Vol. 4' (CDA67519)
Monteverdi: The Sacred Music, Vol. 4
'Monteverdi: The Sacred Music, Vol. 4' (SACDA67519)
Monteverdi: The Sacred Music, Vol. 4
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Details
Track 2 on CDA67519 [4'20]
Track 2 on SACDA67519 [4'20] Super-Audio CD — Deleted

Salve regina 1625
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If Vespers was not immediately followed by Compline, the last of the daily Hours services, it was the custom to sing one of the four seasonal Marian antiphons with its associated devotions. Of the four, Monteverdi seems to have set only ‘Salve Regina’. This setting, for solo tenor, was first published in 1625 in the anthology Ghirlanda sacra, compiled by Leonardo Simonetti, a castrato singer appointed to the choir of St Mark’s, Venice, in 1613. It is written in the rhetorical declamatory style promoted at the beginning of the seventeenth century by Florentines such as Giulio Caccini, with a little written-out virtuoso ornamentation, and only a modicum of word-painting in the chromatic bass at ‘suspiramus, gementes et flentes’. It is accompanied here by Monteverdi’s favourite combination of continuo instruments – organ and chitarrone.

from notes by John Whenham © 2005

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Details for CDA67519 track 2
Artists
ISRC
GB-AJY-05-51902
Duration
4'20
Recording date
18 February 2004
Recording venue
St Jude-on-the-Hill, Hampstead Garden Suburb, London, United Kingdom
Recording producer
Ben Turner
Recording engineer
Jonathan Stokes
Hyperion usage
  1. Monteverdi: The Sacred Music, Vol. 4 (CDA67519)
    Disc 1 Track 2
    Release date: November 2005
  2. Monteverdi: The Sacred Music, Vol. 4 (SACDA67519)
    Disc 1 Track 2
    Release date: November 2005
    Deletion date: October 2010
    Super-Audio CD — Deleted
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