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Chamber Vespers: Miniature Masterpieces of the Italian Baroque ()

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"Chamber Vespers" is a category invented for this recording by the Gonzaga Band, a British ensemble named for the powerful and at times arts-friendly Gonzaga family of Mantua, Italy. The Vespers setting known to casual early Baroque listeners is likely to be the work known as the Vespers of 1610 of Claudio Monteverdi, a massive work whose very size and sumptuousness have made it into a musicological puzzle: it's not clear who would have bankrolled a performance or how it would have been used. The music on this album, by ...

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  1. Domine ad adjuvandum me
  2. Dixit Dominus (Psalm 109)
  3. Sonata per il cornetto e trombone (Concerti Ecclesiastici)
  4. Laudate pueri (Psalm 2), for voice, cornet & continuo
  5. Toccata 4, for lute (from Intavolatura di Liuto)
  6. Laetatus sum (Psalm 3), for voice, cornet & continuo
  7. Canzoni da sonare...libro primo, No. 3, canto solo, Canzon terza, for instruments
  8. Nisi Dominus (Psalm 4), for 2 voices & continuo
  9. Capricci ... et arie in partitura, Vol.1 No.11, Capriccio Undecimo sopra un soggetto, for keyboard
  10. Lauda Jerusalem (Psalm 5), for 2 voices, 2 cornets & continuo
  11. Sonata sopra 'Sancta Maria', for voice & ensemble
  12. Ave maris stella, motet
  13. Magnificat primi toni
  14. Regina caeli, for voice, 2 cornets & continuo
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Chamber Vespers: Miniature Masterpieces of the Italian Baroque
2011, Chandos

UPC: 095115078228

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