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Currite populi a voce sola e B.c.
composer
Ghirlanda Sacra (1625)
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'Monteverdi: The Sacred Music, Vol. 2' (CDA67438)
Monteverdi: The Sacred Music, Vol. 2
'Monteverdi: The Sacred Music, Vol. 2' (SACDA67438)
Monteverdi: The Sacred Music, Vol. 2
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Track 3 on CDA67438 [4'00]
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Currite populi a voce sola e B.c.
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This motet for solo tenor and continuo was published in a volume entitled Ghirlanda Sacra (1625) compiled by Leonardo Simonetti, a singer at St Mark’s, Venice. It is one of Monteverdi’s happiest inventions, beginning in a rapid triple time suggesting people hurrying to sing the melodious ‘alleluia’ that then follows in honour of the saint whose day is being celebrated. The two parts of this refrain are then used to punctuate the verses announcing the saint’s name, praising him, and petitioning him to hear the people’s prayer, before being coupled together again to end the piece. This is an all-purpose motet: in the text, the saint’s name is left blank for the choirmaster to fill in as appropriate to the Feast being celebrated.

from notes by John Whenham © 2004

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Details for CDA67438 track 3
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ISRC
GB-AJY-04-43803
Duration
4'00
Recording date
15 February 2004
Recording venue
St Jude-on-the-Hill, Hampstead Garden Suburb, London, United Kingdom
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  1. Monteverdi: The Sacred Music, Vol. 2 (CDA67438)
    Disc 1 Track 3
    Release date: April 2004
  2. Monteverdi: The Sacred Music, Vol. 2 (SACDA67438)
    Disc 1 Track 3
    Release date: April 2004
    Super-Audio CD Please, someone, buy me …
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