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Confitebor tibi Domine 'Alla francese', SV267
composer
setting III; from Selva morale e spirituale (1640/1); based on Monteverdi's madrigals Dolcissimo uscignolo and Chi vol haver felice
author of text
Psalm 110 (111)

Recordings
'Monteverdi: Sacred vocal music' (CDH55345)
Monteverdi: Sacred vocal music
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'Monteverdi: The Sacred Music, Vol. 3' (CDA67487)
Monteverdi: The Sacred Music, Vol. 3
'Monteverdi: The Sacred Music, Vol. 3' (SACDA67487)
Monteverdi: The Sacred Music, Vol. 3
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'The Emma Kirkby Collection' (CDA66227)
The Emma Kirkby Collection
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Details
Track 5 on CDA67487 [6'15]
Track 5 on SACDA67487 [6'15] Super-Audio CD — Last few CD copies remaining
Track 1 on CDA66227 [5'53]
Track 6 on CDH55345 [5'53] Helios (Hyperion's budget label)

Confitebor tibi Domine 'Alla francese', SV267
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This curious piece is a reworking of sections from the madrigals Dolcissimo uscignolo and Chi vol haver felice from Monteverdi’s Eighth Book of 1638. Both madrigals are in the French style, which means that they imitate the syllabic word-setting with the fluctuating pulse of the French vers mesuré tradition. The Psalm is really written for soprano solo, choir and continuo but, as Monteverdi explains in a note, it can be performed with ‘four violin family instruments, leaving the soprano part to a solo voice’. At the ‘Gloria Patri’ the restraint of the French style is suddenly cast aside in an impassioned burst of virtuosity from the soprano, returning to sobriety at ‘Sicut erat in principio’, when the opening music is heard—a kind of musical pun.

from notes by Peter Holman © 1981

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Details for CDH55345 track 6
Artists
ISRC
GB-AJY-84-02106
Duration
5'53
Recording date
3 February 1981
Recording venue
St Jude-on-the-Hill, Hampstead Garden Suburb, London, United Kingdom
Recording producer
Martin Compton
Recording engineer
Tony Faulkner
Hyperion usage
  1. Monteverdi: Sacred vocal music (CDA66021)
    Disc 1 Track 6
    Release date: April 1985
    Deletion date: November 2007
    Superseded by CDH55345
  2. The Emma Kirkby Collection (CDA66227)
    Disc 1 Track 1
    Release date: June 1987
  3. Monteverdi: Sacred vocal music (CDH55345)
    Disc 1 Track 6
    Release date: March 2010
    Helios (Hyperion's budget label)
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