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Adoramus te, Christe

Libro primo de motetti (1620)
author of text

King's Consort Choir, The King's Consort, Robert King (conductor)
Recording details: February 2004
St Jude-on-the-Hill, Hampstead Garden Suburb, London, United Kingdom
Produced by Ben Turner
Engineered by Jonathan Stokes
Release date: November 2005
Total duration: 4 minutes 35 seconds


'Robert King never rushes the music but cannily treads the fine line between dizzying excitement and authoritative splendour. Even if you already admire seminal recordings of Monteverdi sacred music by the likes of Andrew Parrott, Konrad Junghänel and Rinaldo Alessandrini, there are plenty of less familiar gems included that make this series essential' (Gramophone)

'This series of recordings is proving to be the definitive account of the neglected side of Monteverdi’s genius, and one that’s unlikely to be surpassed in range and quality for many years' (BBC Music Magazine)

'Robert King's essential exploration of Monteverdi offers yet more evidence of the master's genius. Here the familiar sits with lesser known settings of sacred settings, all works of staggering beauty. King and the soloists capture the essence of this music, with outstanding contributions from Carolyn Sampson, Charles Daniels and James Gilchrist' (The Independent)

'This magnificent series goes from strength to strength, each fresh instalment reaching even more stratospheric standards of excellence than its predecessor' (The Daily Telegraph)

'The opening Laetatus sum is irresistible—typical in its bounce and clarity of every track in the fourth volume of the King's Consort's survey of sacred Monteverdi … Monteverdi collectors shouldn't hesitate' (The Times)

'All played and sung with style' (The Sunday Times)

'I'm inclined to think this superbly engineered disc the most successful issue yet in a splendid series. Fervently recommended' (Goldberg)

'The King's Consort has grown in confidence in this music as the recordings progress; each of these pieces is a joy. The soloists are uniformly excellent, with James Gilchrist comining into his own … These are Rolls-Royce recordings, drawing on the very best of British musicians and recording experience. Even the ripieno choir is peopled with some of the country's most experienced singers' (Early Music)
Like ‘Domine, ne in furore tuo’, this exquisite six-voice motet was one of Monteverdi’s contributions to Bianchi’s first book of motets of 1620. Its text appears to be a variant of ‘Christe, adoramus te’, set for five voices in the same book (and recorded on volume 3 of this series). ‘Christe, adoramus te’ appears as part of the Hours of the Cross in devotional Books of Hours. The source of this variant text is as yet untraced.

from notes by John Whenham © 2005

Comme «Domine, ne in furore tuo», cet exquis motet à six voix fut l’une des contributions monteverdiennes au premier livre de motets de Bianchi (1620). Son texte paraît être une variante de «Christe, adoramus te», à cinq voix, qui figure dans le même livre (et est enregistré sur le volume 3 de cette série). «Christe, adoramus te» appartient, semble-t-il, aux heures de la Croix dans les Livres d’heures dévotionnels. Mais la source de cette variante est, à ce jour, inconnue.

extrait des notes rédigées par John Whenham © 2005
Français: Hypérion

Ebenso wie „Domine, ne in furore tuo“, war auch diese exquisite Motette ein Beitrag Monteverdis für Bianchis ersten Band von Motetten von 1620. Der Text scheint eine Variante des „Christe, adoramus te“ zu sein, das für fünf Stimmen gesetzt und im selben Buch erschienen ist (und auf der 3. CD dieser Reihe vorliegt). „Christe, adoramus te“ erscheint in einem Stundenbuch als Teil der Stunden des heiligen Kreuzes. Die Quelle dieses variierten Texts ist bisher noch unbekannt.

aus dem Begleittext von John Whenham © 2005
Deutsch: Viola Scheffel

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Monteverdi: The Sacred Music, Vol. 4
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