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Cantiam di Dio

madrigal a 12; 1590; Dialoghi musicali de diversi eccelentissimi autori, Venice
author of text

The King's Consort, Robert King (conductor), Charles Humphries (countertenor), Charles Daniels (tenor)
Recording details: February 1998
St Jude-on-the-Hill, Hampstead Garden Suburb, London, United Kingdom
Produced by Ben Turner
Engineered by Philip Hobbs
Release date: July 1998
Total duration: 6 minutes 35 seconds

Cover artwork: Return of the Bucintoro on Ascension Day by Antonio Canaletto (1697-1768)
Aldo Crespi Collection, Milan / Bridgeman Art Library, London

Andrea Gabrieli’s splendid twelve-part madrigal Cantiam di Dio is a large-scale work of considerable grandeur, predominantly homophonic in texture throughout its two sections, and containing luxurious tuttis with all twelve voices and instruments; it praises God for creating heaven, earth and, of course, the sea.

from notes by Robert King © 1998

Le splendide madrigal à douze parties d’Andrea Gabrieli, Cantiam di Dio, est une œuvre à grande échelle, toute de magnificence, dont la texture, essentiellement homophonique au long de ses deux sections, recèle de somptueux tuttis, avec l’ensemble des douze voix et instruments; elle loue Dieu pour avoir créé le ciel, la terre et, bien sûr, la mer.

extrait des notes rédigées par Robert King © 1998
Français: Hypérion

Lo splendido madrigale Cantiam di Dio in dodici parti di Andrea Gabrieli è un’opera possente di considerevole grandiosità, di struttura predominantemente omofonica nelle sue due sezioni e contenente parti per tutte le dodici voci e gli strumenti. Cantiam di Dio loda Dio per la creazione del cielo, della terra e, naturalmente, del mare.

Robert King © 1998
Italiano: Gianfranca Shepheard

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