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Claudio Monteverdi (1567-1643)

The Sacred Music, Vol. 3

The King's Consort, Robert King (conductor)
Super-Audio CD — Deleted
Recording details: February 2004
St Jude-on-the-Hill, Hampstead Garden Suburb, London, United Kingdom
Produced by Ben Turner
Engineered by Jonathan Stokes & Philip Hobbs
Release date: November 2004
Total duration: 68 minutes 45 seconds
Dixit Dominus II 1640  [8'15]
Sancta Maria a 2 e B.c.  [3'54]
Lauda Ierusalem I a 3  [7'13]
Memento Domine David a 8 voci da Capella  [7'40]
Confitebor tibi Domine 'Alla francese' SV267  [6'15]
Christe, adoramus te  [3'36]
Salve regina II a 2 voci, due Tenore o due Soprani 1640  [5'01]
Nisi Dominus SV200  [6'57]
Cantate Domino a 6 SV293  [1'59]
Ecce sacrum paratum a voce sola e B.c.  [6'14]
Gloria in excelsis Deo a 7 voci  [11'41]

Hot on the heels of their glorious recording of Handel’s Ode for St Cecilia, Carolyn Sampson and James Gilchrist are here joined by a host of further soloists for this third volume of Monteverdi’s sacred music.

The programme opens with the ebullient second setting of the Dixit Dominus and ends with the seven-voice Gloria, surely one of Monteverdi’s most impressive sacred works and one which is thought to have been part of a ceremonial Mass written to mark to the end of the 1630 plague outbreak in Venice. In between these two pillars of the repertoire come nine motets and Psalms, including the famous Christe, adoramus whose long-breathed phrases become the perfect vehicle to show off the intense range of colours Robert King so effortlessly draws out from his performers.

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