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Track(s) taken from CDA66398

Salvator noster

Symphoniae sacrae … liber secundus, 1615
author of text

The King's Consort, Robert King (conductor)
Recording details: December 1989
St Jude-on-the-Hill, Hampstead Garden Suburb, London, United Kingdom
Produced by Mark Brown
Engineered by Antony Howell
Release date: October 1990
Total duration: 4 minutes 17 seconds


'Ravishing… the sheer beauty of the sound, immeasurably enhanced by a warm, sonorous recording, sweeps us into the narration of the familiar story' (BBC Music Magazine)
Gabrieli’s large-scale setting of the Christmas text Salvator noster is one of his most sumptuous motets, and may well have been performed in St Mark’s, Venice, on Christmas Day. Set for three five-part choirs of voices and instruments and an independent continuo line, it was first published in 1615. Rich, mediterranean textures predominate, amongst which are interspersed dancing, triple-metre sections. The closing Alleluia builds to a magnificent climax and the motet ends in a blaze of sound.

from notes by Robert King © 1997

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