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Canzon septimi toni a 8, C172

composer
1597; No 3 of Sacrae Symphoniae

 
Zarlino describes the 7th mode as apt for texts of a ‘lascivious, angry, or cheerful’ nature, a range of moods that seems to be well represented by both this and the preceding canzona. But whereas No 2 opened with music of deceptive simplicity, the memorably energetic opening of No 3, which the late Denis Arnold described as ‘fizzing like champagne’, is based on repeated notes that both recall the military motifs of the batalla and also point towards Monteverdi’s stile concitato. This leads directly into a sequence of strongly contrasting ideas, including (unusually) two different triplas, the first of which appears twice, and a mournful passage in the ‘dominant minor’ which makes the final recapitulation of the opening section all the more effective.

from notes by Timothy Roberts 1997

Recordings

Gabrieli: Sacrae Symphoniae
CDA66908

Track-specific metadata for CDA66908 track 12

Artists
ISRC
GB-AJY-97-90812
Duration
3'23
Recording date
5 March 1997
Recording venue
St Jude-on-the-Hill, Hampstead Garden Suburb, London, United Kingdom
Recording producer
Mark Brown
Recording engineer
Antony Howell & Julian Millard
Hyperion usage
  1. Gabrieli: Sacrae Symphoniae (CDA66908)
    Disc 1 Track 12
    Release date: September 1997
Licensing
1.Audio tour Holyrood House, Edinburgh. Antenna Audio Production
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