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Salve, o regina, o mater

composer
Seconda raccolta de' sacri canti (1624)
author of text

 
In this variant on the ‘Salve Regina’ text, an anonymous adapter (possibly Monteverdi himself) combines phrases from the first and last lines of the original text to provide a whole series of invocations — ‘o Regina, o mater, o vita, o spes, o clemens, o pia, o dulcis virgo Maria’ – which are heard at the beginning of the setting and then brought back a further three times to punctuate the text and to lend a sense of urgency to the affective declamatory setting. The work was first published in 1624 in the Second Collection of Sacred Songs (Seconda raccolta de’ sacri canti) of Lorenzo Calvi, at that time still a bass singer at Pavia Cathedral.

from notes by John Whenham © 2005

Dans cette variante du «Salve Regina», un adaptateur anonyme (probablement Monteverdi lui-même) combine des phrases des premier et derniers vers du texte original de manière à offrir une série complète d’invocations – «o Regina, o mater, o vita, o spes, o clemens, o pia, o dulcis virgo Maria» – que l’on entend au début de la pièce et qui revient par trois fois ponctuer le texte, conférant un sentiment d’urgence à cette mise en musique déclamatoire et émouvante. Cette œuvre fut d’abord publiée en 1624 dans le Deuxième recueil de chants sacrés (Seconda raccolta de’ sacri canti) de Lorenzo Calvi, alors encore basse à la cathédrale de Pavie.

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

In dieser Variante des „Salve Regina“-Texts kombiniert ein anonymer Bearbeiter (wahrscheinlich Monteverdi selbst) mehrere Wendungen aus der ersten und letzten Zeile des Originaltexts miteinander und stellt so eine ganze Reihe von Anrufungen zusammen – „o Regina, o mater, o vita, o spes, o clemens, o pia, o dulcis virgo Maria“ – die zu Beginn des Werks zu hören sind und dann noch dreimal wiederholt werden, um den Text aufzugliedern und der anrührenden deklamatorischen Vertonung eine gewisse Dringlichkeit zu verleihen. Das Werk wurde erstmals im Jahre 1624 in der Zweiten Sammlung Geistlicher Lieder (Seconda raccolta de’ sacri canti) von Lorenzo Calvi herausgegeben, der zu dem Zeitpunkt noch Basssänger an der Kathedrale zu Pavia war.

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

Recordings

Monteverdi: The Sacred Music, Vol. 4
CDA67519
Monteverdi: The Sacred Music, Vol. 4
This album is not yet available for downloadSACDA67519Super-Audio CD — Deleted

Details

Track 11 on CDA67519 [5'00]
Track 11 on SACDA67519 [5'00] Super-Audio CD — Deleted

Track-specific metadata for SACDA67519 track 11

Artists
ISRC
GB-AJY-05-51911
Duration
5'00
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 11
    Release date: November 2005
  2. Monteverdi: The Sacred Music, Vol. 4 (SACDA67519)
    Disc 1 Track 11
    Release date: November 2005
    Deletion date: October 2010
    Super-Audio CD — Deleted
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