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Track(s) taken from CDA67225

Exultate Deo

1625; L Simonetti's Ghirlanda sacra, Venice
author of text
Psalm 81: 1-3

Robin Blaze (countertenor), The Parley of Instruments, Peter Holman (conductor)
Recording details: June 2000
St Jude-on-the-Hill, Hampstead Garden Suburb, London, United Kingdom
Produced by Mark Brown
Engineered by Antony Howell & Julian Millard
Release date: March 2001
Total duration: 3 minutes 1 seconds


'An excellent release … Robin Blaze’s clear, pure countertenor is the ideal voice for these pieces, and he sings them with impressive authority. Pick of the month' (BBC Music Magazine)

'The intrinsic qualities of this little-explored repertoire and Blaze’s musicianship mark this as an important release' (American Record Guide)

'Blaze is at his most impassioned and convincing … this disc will add to our understanding and love of this treasure house' (International Record Review)

'It is a rare thing to reach the end of a long program like this wanting more, yet that’s exactly what happened to me in this instance. All readers are urged to investigate a remarkable disc that is assured of being an exceptionally strong contender for the Want List' (Fanfare, USA)

'Robin Blaze has justifiably moved quickly into the elite of counter-tenors. Not only is he convincing vocally but his interpretative instincts are sound' (Cathedral Music)

'I would recommend this disc to anyone with a love for baroque vocal music' (MusicWeb International)

'An appealing concert of Venetian sacred music … as always with Hyperion, gorgeous sound' (Early Music)
The setting of Exultate Deo is the only known vocal work by Dario Castello, a Venetian wind player and important composer of sonatas. Its rather unpredictable mixture of duple and triple time is typical of the 1620s.

from notes by Peter Holman © 2001

Seule œuvre vocale connue de Dario Castello, un instrumentiste à vent vénitien et compositeur majeur de sonates, la musique d’Exultate Deo est un mélange assez imprévisible de mesures binaires et ternaires caractéristiques des années 1620.

extrait des notes rédigées par Peter Holman © 2001
Français: Isabelle Battioni

Die Vertonung von Exultate Deo ist das einzige bekannte Vokalwerk von Dario Castello, einem venezianischen Blasinstrumentalisten und bedeutenden Sonatenkomponisten. Ihre eher unberechenbare Mischung von Zweier- und Dreiertakt ist typisch für die 1620er Jahre.

aus dem Begleittext von Peter Holman © 2001
Deutsch: Anne Steeb/Bernd Müller

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