Sacred Garland - Devotional Chamber Music from the Age of Monteverdi / Gonzaga Band, et al

> Spargite flores - Spargite flores
> Venite sitientes ad aquas - Venite sitientes ad aquas
> Motets for 5-8 Voices: Book 4 for 5 Voices, "Canticis canticorum": No. 22. Pulchra es, amica mea (arr. for chamber ensemble) - Pulchra es amica mea
> Jesu, mi dulcissime - Jesu, mi dulcissime
> Toccate e correnti - Toccate e correnti: Partite sopra la Romanesca
> Motetti e sonate concertati, Book 1, Op. 6 - Motetti e sonate concertati, Book 1, Op. 6: Nigra sum
> Intavolatura di Liuto, et di Chitarrone, Book 1 - Intavolatura di Liuto, et di Chitarrone, Book 1: Toccata No. 12
> O gloriosa Domina - O gloriosa Domina
> Angelus ad pastores - Angelus ad pastores
> Canzona La Bernardinia - Canzona, "La Bernardinia"
> Toccata - Toccata
> Tulerunt Dominum - Tulerunt Dominum
> Canzona, "La Capriola" - Canzona, "La Capriola"
> Libro I d'intavolatura di lauto - Libro I d'intavolatura di lauto: Toccata No. 7
> Congratulamini - Congratulamini
> Il secondo libro di toccate, canzone, versi d'hinni, Magnificat, gagliarde, correnti - Il secondo libro di toccate, canzone, versi d'hinni, Magnificat, gagliarde, correnti: Toccata No. 1
> Gaudeamus omnes - Gaudeamus omnes

Album Summary

>Corradini, Nicolo : Spargite flores, motet (from Book 1)
>Monteverdi, Claudio : Venite siccientes ad acquas Domini
>Palestrina, Giovanni : Pulchra es amica mea (with divisions by Francesco Rognoni, from Selva di varii passaggi, Milan, 1620
>Grandi, Alessandro : Jesu, mi dulcissime (from Motetti...con sinfonie...libro secondo, Venice, 1625)
>Rossi, Michelangelo : Partita sopra la Romanesca
>Merula, Tarquinio : Nigra sum (from Il primo libro de motetti e sonate concertati, Venice, 1624)
>Piccinini, Alessandro : Toccata 12 (from Intavolatura di liuto, et di chitarrone, libro primo, Bologna, 1623)
>Donati, Ignazio : O gloriosa Domina (from Flores praestantissimorum, Milan, 1626)
>Bovicel, Giovanni Battista : Angelus ad pastores, motet (after de Rore's "Anchor che col partire")
>Frescobaldi, Girolamo : In partitura, il primo libro della canzoni ... no 2, canto solo, "detta la Bernadinia", for instrum
>Picchi, Giovanni : Toccata (from the Fitzwilliam Virginal Book)
>Ré, Benedetto : Tulerunt Dominum, motet (from Sacrum cantionum)
>Frescobaldi, Girolamo : In partitura, il primo libro della canzoni ... no 19, canto e basso, "detta la Capriola", for instr
>Kapsberger, Johannes Hieronymus : Toccata for lute no 7 (from Book 4 of D'Intavolatura di Lauto)
>Crotti, Arcangelo : Congratulamini, motet (from Il primo libro de' concerti ecclesiastici)
>Frescobaldi, Girolamo : Toccata 1 (from Il secondo libro di toccate, Rome, 1637)
>Merula, Tarquinio : Gaudeamus Omnes
Ensemble Composers

Notes & Reviews:

The Gonzaga Band was formed by the cornettist Jamie Savan in 1997 to explore historical approaches to the performance of vocal and instrumental music of the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries. While the nucleus of the band is made up of Steven Devine, Richard Sweeney and Faye Newton alongside Jamie Savan, the line-up is flexible and will expand according to the specific requirements of each programme. Here The Gonzaga Band plays devotional pieces by Monteverdi, Frescobaldi, Merula, Grandi, and others - a veritable 'Sacred Garland'.

Gramophone Magazine
Faultless and fascinating - must-have music by Monteverdi's contemporaries. Faye Newton sings delightfully, and the players - especially Savan on the cornett - are impossible to fault. Great stuff.



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>Nicolò Corradini (15th Century - 1646) : Spargite flores, motet (from Book 1)
  • Ensemble: Gonzaga Band
  • Notes: Church of St Andrew, Toddington (04/02/2008-04/04/2008)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 23 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque

>Monteverdi, Claudio : Venite siccientes ad acquas Domini
  • Ensemble: Gonzaga Band
  • Notes: Church of St Andrew, Toddington (04/02/2008-04/04/2008)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 12 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Choral
  • Written: circa 1624

>Palestrina, Giovanni : Pulchra es amica mea (with divisions by Francesco Rognoni, from Selva di varii passaggi, Milan, 1620
  • Ensemble: Gonzaga Band
  • Notes: Church of St Andrew, Toddington (04/02/2008-04/04/2008)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 38 sec.
  • Period Time: Renaissance
  • Written: 1584

>Grandi, Alessandro : Jesu, mi dulcissime (from Motetti...con sinfonie...libro secondo, Venice, 1625)
  • Ensemble: Gonzaga Band
  • Notes: Church of St Andrew, Toddington (04/02/2008-04/04/2008)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 23 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque

>Rossi, Michelangelo : Partita sopra la Romanesca
  • Ensemble: Gonzaga Band
  • Notes: Church of St Andrew, Toddington (04/02/2008-04/04/2008)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 47 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque

>Merula, Tarquinio : Nigra sum (from Il primo libro de motetti e sonate concertati, Venice, 1624)
  • Ensemble: Gonzaga Band
  • Notes: Church of St Andrew, Toddington (04/02/2008-04/04/2008)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 56 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque

>Piccinini, Alessandro : Toccata 12 (from Intavolatura di liuto, et di chitarrone, libro primo, Bologna, 1623)
  • Ensemble: Gonzaga Band
  • Notes: Church of St Andrew, Toddington (04/02/2008-04/04/2008)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 38 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque

>Donati, Ignazio : O gloriosa Domina (from Flores praestantissimorum, Milan, 1626)
  • Ensemble: Gonzaga Band
  • Notes: Church of St Andrew, Toddington (04/02/2008-04/04/2008)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 33 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque

>Bovicel, Giovanni Battista : Angelus ad pastores, motet (after de Rore's "Anchor che col partire")
  • Ensemble: Gonzaga Band
  • Notes: Church of St Andrew, Toddington (04/02/2008-04/04/2008)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 8 sec.
  • Period Time: Renaissance

>Frescobaldi, Girolamo : In partitura, il primo libro della canzoni ... no 2, canto solo, "detta la Bernadinia", for instrum
  • Ensemble: Gonzaga Band
  • Notes: Church of St Andrew, Toddington (04/02/2008-04/04/2008)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 7 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque

>Picchi, Giovanni : Toccata (from the Fitzwilliam Virginal Book)
  • Ensemble: Gonzaga Band
  • Notes: Church of St Andrew, Toddington (04/02/2008-04/04/2008)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 31 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: circa 1610

>Benedetto Ré : Tulerunt Dominum, motet (from Sacrum cantionum)
  • Ensemble: Gonzaga Band
  • Notes: Church of St Andrew, Toddington (04/02/2008-04/04/2008)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 23 sec.

>Frescobaldi, Girolamo : In partitura, il primo libro della canzoni ... no 19, canto e basso, "detta la Capriola", for instr
  • Ensemble: Gonzaga Band
  • Notes: Church of St Andrew, Toddington (04/02/2008-04/04/2008)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 30 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque

>Kapsberger, Johannes Hieronymus : Toccata for lute no 7 (from Book 4 of D'Intavolatura di Lauto)
  • Ensemble: Gonzaga Band
  • Notes: Church of St Andrew, Toddington (04/02/2008-04/04/2008)
  • Running Time: 4 min. sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque

>Crotti, Arcangelo : Congratulamini, motet (from Il primo libro de' concerti ecclesiastici)
  • Ensemble: Gonzaga Band
  • Notes: Church of St Andrew, Toddington (04/02/2008-04/04/2008)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 55 sec.

>Frescobaldi, Girolamo : Toccata 1 (from Il secondo libro di toccate, Rome, 1637)
  • Ensemble: Gonzaga Band
  • Notes: Church of St Andrew, Toddington (04/02/2008-04/04/2008)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 45 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque

>Merula, Tarquinio : Gaudeamus Omnes
  • Ensemble: Gonzaga Band
  • Notes: Church of St Andrew, Toddington (04/02/2008-04/04/2008)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 25 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque