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Ecce sacrum paratum a voce sola e B.c.
composer
Ghirlanda sacra (1625)
author of text

Recordings
'Monteverdi: The Sacred Music, Vol. 3' (CDA67487)
Monteverdi: The Sacred Music, Vol. 3
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'Monteverdi: The Sacred Music, Vol. 3' (SACDA67487)
Monteverdi: The Sacred Music, Vol. 3
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Details
Track 10 on CDA67487 [6'14]
Track 10 on SACDA67487 [6'14] Super-Audio CD — Last few CD copies remaining

Ecce sacrum paratum a voce sola e B.c.
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‘Ecce sacrum paratum’ was published in 1625 in Ghirlanda sacra, an anthology issued by Leonardo Simonetti, a castrato who was appointed to the choir of St Mark’s in 1613, the year in which Monteverdi arrived in Venice. The freely invented motet text mixes images of the celebration of Mass with those of the Last Supper, conceived as an Ancient Roman feast in which the guests reclined on couches at table. Monteverdi’s setting is a very striking example of rhetorical solo song which mixes declamation with short passages of aria-like writing in triple time, whether denoting urgency, as in ‘mundate corda vestra, festinate’ or passion, as in the setting of ‘Quid, ah quid huic amori tuo possim referre?’.

from notes by John Whenham © 2004

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Details for SACDA67487 track 10
Artists
ISRC
GB-AJY-04-48710
Duration
6'14
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 & Philip Hobbs
Hyperion usage
  1. Monteverdi: The Sacred Music, Vol. 3 (CDA67487)
    Disc 1 Track 10
    Release date: November 2004
  2. Monteverdi: The Sacred Music, Vol. 3 (SACDA67487)
    Disc 1 Track 10
    Release date: November 2004
    Super-Audio CD — Last few CD copies remaining
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