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Gaude mater Ecclesia, RV613
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'Vivaldi: Sacred Music, Vol. 9' (CDA66839)
Vivaldi: Sacred Music, Vol. 9
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'Vivaldi: The Complete Sacred Music' (CDS44171/81)
Vivaldi: The Complete Sacred Music
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Gaude mater Ecclesia, RV613
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Vivaldi’s hymns, leaving aside the special case of his Stabat Mater, are his simplest, most functional sacred vocal compositions. Following tradition, they are set in strophic fashion, the music for one stanza being used for all the remainder. Where hymns have a great number of stanzas, it is the custom to set them selectively. In a liturgical context, any stanzas not included can be supplied as plainsong or intoned silently by the celebrant.

The hymn Gaude mater Ecclesia belongs liturgically to the feast of St Dominic on 4 August. This feast was not celebrated with any degree of pomp at the Pietà, so, although the hymn appears to date from the period of Ascende laeta, it was probably written to fulfil a commission from a Dominican house in Venice or elsewhere. The verses set are nos 1, 2 and 5 (specifically including the two that mention the name of the order’s founder). Vivaldi reproduces the symmetry of the quatrains by casting each stanza in binary form (with one couplet per section); an instrumental ritornello introduces each stanza.

from notes by Michael Talbot © 2003

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Details for CDA66839 track 19
Artists
ISRC
GB-AJY-03-83919
Duration
4'26
Recording date
1 February 2003
Recording venue
St Jude-on-the-Hill, Hampstead Garden Suburb, London, United Kingdom
Recording producer
Ben Turner
Recording engineer
Philip Hobbs
Hyperion usage
  1. Vivaldi: Sacred Music, Vol. 9 (CDA66839)
    Disc 1 Track 19
    Release date: July 2003
    Deletion date: December 2012
    Archive Service; also available on CDS44171/81
  2. Vivaldi: The Complete Sacred Music (CDS44171/81)
    Disc 10 Track 19
    Release date: October 2005
    11CDs Boxed set (at a special price)
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