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Salvator noster

Symphoniae sacrae … liber secundus, 1615
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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


Christmas through the ages
Schütz: The Christmas story; Gabrieli (G): Christmas Motets
CDH55310Archive Service
The King's Consort Baroque Collection
KING4Super-budget price sampler — Deleted


Track 23 on CDH55310 [4'17] Archive Service
Track 8 on NOEL1 [4'17]
Track 20 on KING4 [4'17] Super-budget price sampler — Deleted

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