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Ave maris stella

1629; Motetti iii, Venice
author of text
Hymn at First Vespers of the Blessed Virgin Mary

Grandi turned the plainsong tune of the hymn Ave maris stella into a catchy triple-time dance – as Monteverdi had done in his 1610 Vespers. Monteverdi set all the verses of the hymn, but Grandi only set the even-numbered verses, apparently expecting the odd-numbered ones to be represented by the string ritornello.

from notes by Peter Holman © 2001

Grandi tourna la mélodie grégorienne de l’hymne Ave maris stella en une danse ternaire toute guillerette – comme Monteverdi auparavant avec ses Vêpres de la Vierge de 1610. Si Monteverdi avait mis en musique tous les versets de l’hymne, Grandi n’exploita que les versets pairs considérant que les impairs seraient représentés par la ritournelle instrumentale.

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

Grandi hat die Choralmelodie der Hymne Ave maris stella in einen ansprechenden Tanz im Dreiertakt verwandelt – wie vor ihm Monteverdi seine 1610 entstandene Vespermusik. Monteverdi hat alle Strophen der Hymne vertont, Grandi nur die geradzahligen, offensichtlich in der Absicht, die ungeradzahligen durch das Streicherritornell darzustellen.

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


Salve Regina


Track 3 on CDA67225 [3'19]

Track-specific metadata for CDA67225 track 3

Recording date
29 June 2000
Recording venue
St Jude-on-the-Hill, Hampstead Garden Suburb, London, United Kingdom
Recording producer
Mark Brown
Recording engineer
Antony Howell & Julian Millard
Hyperion usage
  1. Salve Regina (CDA67225)
    Disc 1 Track 3
    Release date: March 2001
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