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Vizzana: Componimenti Musicali / King, Musica Secreta

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  1. Componimenti musicali de motetti concertati: Filii syon exultate $0.99 on iTunes
  2. Componimenti musicali de motetti concertati: Veni dulcissime Domine $0.99 on iTunes
  3. Componimenti musicali de motetti concertati: Paratum cor meum $0.99 on iTunes
  4. Componimenti musicali de motetti concertati: Protector noster $0.99 on iTunes
  5. Componimenti musicali de motetti concertati: Ave Stella $0.99 on iTunes
  6. Componimenti musicali de motetti concertati: Usquequo oblivisceris me infinem? $0.99 on iTunes
  7. Componimenti musicali de motetti concertati: Domine, quid multiplicati sunt $0.99 on iTunes
  8. Componimenti musicali de motetti concertati: Praebe mihi $0.99 on iTunes
  9. Componimenti musicali de motetti concertati: O invictissima $0.99 on iTunes
  10. Componimenti musicali de motetti concertati: Sonet vox tua $0.99 on iTunes
  11. Componimenti musicali de motetti concertati: Omnes gentes, cantate Domino $0.99 on iTunes
  12. Componimenti musicali de motetti concertati: Confiteantur tibi $0.99 on iTunes
  13. Componimenti musicali de motetti concertati: Amo Christum, in cuius thalamum introibo $0.99 on iTunes
  14. Componimenti musicali de motetti concertati: O si sciret stultus mundus $0.99 on iTunes
  15. Componimenti musicali de motetti concertati: Ornaverunt faciem templi coronis aureis $0.99 on iTunes
  16. Componimenti musicali de motetti concertati: O magnum mysterium $0.99 on iTunes
  17. Componimenti musicali de motetti concertati: Domine, dominus noster, quam admirabile $0.99 on iTunes
  18. Componimenti musicali de motetti concertati: Domine, ne in furore $0.99 on iTunes
  19. Componimenti musicali de motetti concertati: Exsurgat deus et dissipentur $0.99 on iTunes
  20. Componimenti musicali de motetti concertati: Omnes gentes plaudite manibus $0.99 on iTunes

Album Summary

>Vizzana, Lucrezia Orsina : Filii Syon exultate, motet
>Vizzana, Lucrezia Orsina : Veni dulcissime Domine, motet (Componimenti Musicali)
>Vizzana, Lucrezia Orsina : Paratum cor meum, motet (Componimenti Musicali)
>Vizzana, Lucrezia Orsina : Protector Noster, for women's chorus
>Vizzana, Lucrezia Orsina : Ave Stella, for women's chorus
>Vizzana, Lucrezia Orsina : Usquequo oblivisceris me infinem?, motet (Componimenti Musicali)
>Vizzana, Lucrezia Orsina : Domine, quid multiplicati sunt, motet (Componimenti Musicali)
>Vizzana, Lucrezia Orsina : Praebe mihi, motet (Componimenti Musicali)
>Vizzana, Lucrezia Orsina : O Invictissima, for women's chorus
>Vizzana, Lucrezia Orsina : Sonet vox tua, motet
>Vizzana, Lucrezia Orsina : Omnes gentes, cantate Domino, motet (Componimenti Musicali)
>Vizzana, Lucrezia Orsina : Confiteantur tibi, motet (Componimenti Musicali)
>Vizzana, Lucrezia Orsina : Amo Christum, in cuius thalamum introibo, motet (Componimenti Musicali)
>Vizzana, Lucrezia Orsina : O si sciret stultus mundus, motet (Componimenti Musicali)
>Vizzana, Lucrezia Orsina : Ornaverunt faciem templi coronis aureis, motet (Componimenti Musicali)
>Vizzana, Lucrezia Orsina : O magnum mysterium, motet (from Componimenti musicali)
>Vizzana, Lucrezia Orsina : Domine, Dominus noster, quam admirabile, motet (Componimenti Musicali)
>Vizzana, Lucrezia Orsina : Domine, ne in furore, motet (Componimenti Musicali)
>Vizzana, Lucrezia Orsina : Exsurgat Deus et dissipentur, motet (Componimenti Musicali)
>Vizzana, Lucrezia Orsina : Omnes gentes plaudite manibus, motet (Componimenti Musicali)
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Notes & Reviews:

Re-released to coincide with International Women's Day on 8th March 2016, Songs of Ecstasy and Devotion celebrates the Italian composer Lucrezia Vizzana, whose musical accomplishments have been overlooked due to her gender. Musica Secreta, an ensemble dedicated to discovering and performing repertoire by women composers, create an exquisite sound with a performance that provides a fascinating musical insight. This recording features Vizzana's complete surviving works: twenty finely crafted motets which are both sensual and spiritual. Vizzana learnt her craft from the Italian masters of Bologna, often in secret, creating works reminiscent of Monteverdi. The publication of Vizzana's Componimenti Musicali in1623 was a remarkable achievement having overcome the confines of both her gender and the convent to achieve renown as a composer. Nearly four hundred years later women composers are still massively underrepresented throughout musical history, but Songs of Ecstasy and Devotion demonstrates why their voices should be more widely heard. For over twenty five years, Musica Secreta has been at the forefront of the discovery and interpretation of music for and by early modern women. The ensemble brings together internationally-acclaimed musicians and ground-breaking research to perform this fascinating and continually emerging repertoire. Musica Secreta's programmes illustrate the many faces of women musicians in the 16th and 17th centuries: courtiers, courtesans, actresses and cloistered nuns.

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>Vizzana, Lucrezia Orsina : Filii Syon exultate, motet
  • Performer: Catherine King (Mezzo Soprano)
  • Ensemble: Musica Secreta
  • Notes: St. Martin's Church, East Woodhay, Hampshire, England (02/03/1997-02/05/1997)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 47 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Choral

>Vizzana, Lucrezia Orsina : Veni dulcissime Domine, motet (Componimenti Musicali)
  • Performer: Catherine King (Mezzo Soprano)
  • Ensemble: Musica Secreta
  • Notes: St. Martin's Church, East Woodhay, Hampshire, England (02/03/1997-02/05/1997)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 3 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque

>Vizzana, Lucrezia Orsina : Paratum cor meum, motet (Componimenti Musicali)
  • Performer: Catherine King (Mezzo Soprano)
  • Ensemble: Musica Secreta
  • Notes: St. Martin's Church, East Woodhay, Hampshire, England (02/03/1997-02/05/1997)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 16 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque

>Vizzana, Lucrezia Orsina : Protector Noster, for women's chorus
  • Performer: Catherine King (Mezzo Soprano)
  • Ensemble: Musica Secreta
  • Notes: St. Martin's Church, East Woodhay, Hampshire, England (02/03/1997-02/05/1997)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 10 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: 1623

>Vizzana, Lucrezia Orsina : Ave Stella, for women's chorus
  • Performer: Catherine King (Mezzo Soprano)
  • Ensemble: Musica Secreta
  • Notes: St. Martin's Church, East Woodhay, Hampshire, England (02/03/1997-02/05/1997)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 31 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: 1623

>Vizzana, Lucrezia Orsina : Usquequo oblivisceris me infinem?, motet (Componimenti Musicali)
  • Performer: Catherine King (Mezzo Soprano)
  • Ensemble: Musica Secreta
  • Notes: St. Martin's Church, East Woodhay, Hampshire, England (02/03/1997-02/05/1997)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 53 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque

>Vizzana, Lucrezia Orsina : Domine, quid multiplicati sunt, motet (Componimenti Musicali)
  • Performer: Catherine King (Mezzo Soprano)
  • Ensemble: Musica Secreta
  • Notes: St. Martin's Church, East Woodhay, Hampshire, England (02/03/1997-02/05/1997)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 45 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque

>Vizzana, Lucrezia Orsina : Praebe mihi, motet (Componimenti Musicali)
  • Performer: Catherine King (Mezzo Soprano)
  • Ensemble: Musica Secreta
  • Notes: St. Martin's Church, East Woodhay, Hampshire, England (02/03/1997-02/05/1997)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 45 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque

>Vizzana, Lucrezia Orsina : O Invictissima, for women's chorus
  • Performer: Catherine King (Mezzo Soprano)
  • Ensemble: Musica Secreta
  • Notes: St. Martin's Church, East Woodhay, Hampshire, England (02/03/1997-02/05/1997)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 18 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: 1623

>Vizzana, Lucrezia Orsina : Sonet vox tua, motet
  • Performer: Catherine King (Mezzo Soprano)
  • Ensemble: Musica Secreta
  • Notes: St. Martin's Church, East Woodhay, Hampshire, England (02/03/1997-02/05/1997)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 56 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque

>Vizzana, Lucrezia Orsina : Omnes gentes, cantate Domino, motet (Componimenti Musicali)
  • Performer: Catherine King (Mezzo Soprano)
  • Ensemble: Musica Secreta
  • Notes: St. Martin's Church, East Woodhay, Hampshire, England (02/03/1997-02/05/1997)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 10 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque

>Vizzana, Lucrezia Orsina : Confiteantur tibi, motet (Componimenti Musicali)
  • Performer: Catherine King (Mezzo Soprano)
  • Ensemble: Musica Secreta
  • Notes: St. Martin's Church, East Woodhay, Hampshire, England (02/03/1997-02/05/1997)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 58 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque

>Vizzana, Lucrezia Orsina : Amo Christum, in cuius thalamum introibo, motet (Componimenti Musicali)
  • Performer: Catherine King (Mezzo Soprano)
  • Ensemble: Musica Secreta
  • Notes: St. Martin's Church, East Woodhay, Hampshire, England (02/03/1997-02/05/1997)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 6 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque

>Vizzana, Lucrezia Orsina : O si sciret stultus mundus, motet (Componimenti Musicali)
  • Performer: Catherine King (Mezzo Soprano)
  • Ensemble: Musica Secreta
  • Notes: St. Martin's Church, East Woodhay, Hampshire, England (02/03/1997-02/05/1997)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 13 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque

>Vizzana, Lucrezia Orsina : Ornaverunt faciem templi coronis aureis, motet (Componimenti Musicali)
  • Performer: Catherine King (Mezzo Soprano)
  • Ensemble: Musica Secreta
  • Notes: St. Martin's Church, East Woodhay, Hampshire, England (02/03/1997-02/05/1997)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 54 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque

>Vizzana, Lucrezia Orsina : O magnum mysterium, motet (from Componimenti musicali)
  • Performer: Catherine King (Mezzo Soprano)
  • Ensemble: Musica Secreta
  • Notes: St. Martin's Church, East Woodhay, Hampshire, England (02/03/1997-02/05/1997)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 21 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque

>Vizzana, Lucrezia Orsina : Domine, Dominus noster, quam admirabile, motet (Componimenti Musicali)
  • Performer: Catherine King (Mezzo Soprano)
  • Ensemble: Musica Secreta
  • Notes: St. Martin's Church, East Woodhay, Hampshire, England (02/03/1997-02/05/1997)
  • Running Time: 3 min. sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque

>Vizzana, Lucrezia Orsina : Domine, ne in furore, motet (Componimenti Musicali)
  • Performer: Catherine King (Mezzo Soprano)
  • Ensemble: Musica Secreta
  • Notes: St. Martin's Church, East Woodhay, Hampshire, England (02/03/1997-02/05/1997)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 24 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque

>Vizzana, Lucrezia Orsina : Exsurgat Deus et dissipentur, motet (Componimenti Musicali)
  • Performer: Catherine King (Mezzo Soprano)
  • Ensemble: Musica Secreta
  • Notes: St. Martin's Church, East Woodhay, Hampshire, England (02/03/1997-02/05/1997)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 25 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque

>Vizzana, Lucrezia Orsina : Omnes gentes plaudite manibus, motet (Componimenti Musicali)
  • Performer: Catherine King (Mezzo Soprano)
  • Ensemble: Musica Secreta
  • Notes: St. Martin's Church, East Woodhay, Hampshire, England (02/03/1997-02/05/1997)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 36 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque