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Salve Regina / Blaze, Holman, Parley of Instruments

Album Summary

>Rovetta, Giovanni : Salve Regina, for voice & 5 viols, Op. 10
>Grandi, Alessandro : Amo Christum, for voice & 2 violins
>Grandi, Alessandro : Ave maris stella, for voice & 2 violins
>Marini, Biagio : Sonate, symphonie e retornelli, Op. 8
>Marini, Francesco Maria : Jesu dulcis memoria, for voice & 4 strings
>Castello, Dario : Exultate Deo, motet for voice & continuo
>Monteverdi, Claudio : Iam moriar, mi Fili, motet for soprano (from Selva morale e spirituale), SV 288
>Rigatti, Giovanni Antonio : Cum invocarem, for voice & ensemble
>Rigatti, Giovanni Antonio : Nunc dimittis
>Legrenzi, Giovanni : Sonata a 3 in G major "La Pezzoli", Op. 4
>Legrenzi, Giovanni : O mirandum misterium, motet, Op. 17
>Rosenmüller, Johann : Ascendit Christus in altum, for voice, 5 strings & continuo
Performer Composers

Notes & Reviews:

"Robin Blaze's clear, pure countertenor is the ideal voice for these pieces, and he sings them with impressive authority. The Parley of Instruments adds sensitive support. An excellent release." ***** -Lock, BBC

'It is a rare thing to reach the end of a long program like this wanting more, yet that's exactly what happened to me in this instance. All readers are urged to investigate a remarkable disc that is assured of being an exceptionally strong contender for the Want List' (Fanfare, USA)

'Robin Blaze has justifiably moved quickly into the elite of counter-tenors. Not only is he convincing vocally but his interpretative instincts are sound' (Cathedral Music)

'In its subtle way this disc will add to our understanding and love of this treasure-house as surely as the first [Sacred Music of Monteverdi] did' (International Review)

'Robin Blaze's clear, pure countertenor is the ideal voice for these pieces, and he sings them with impressive authority. Pick of the month' (BBC Music Magazine)

'I would recommend this disc to anyone with a love for baroque vocal music' (www.musicweb)

'An appealing concert of Venetian sacred music... as always with Hyperion, gorgeous sound' (Early Music Society News, USA)

'An excellent release' (BBC Music Magazine)

'Blaze is at his most impassioned and convincing... this disc will add to our understanding and love of this treasure house' (International Record Review)

'The intrinsic qualities of this little-explored repertoire and Blaze's musicianship mark this as an important release' (American Record Guide)



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>Rovetta, Giovanni : Salve Regina, for voice & 5 viols, Op. 10
  • Performer: Robin Blaze
  • Notes: Church of St. Jude-on-the-Hill, Hamstead, London, England (06/27/2000-06/29/2000)
  • Running Time: 6 min. 20 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: 1647

>Grandi, Alessandro : Amo Christum, for voice & 2 violins
  • Performer: Robin Blaze
  • Notes: Church of St. Jude-on-the-Hill, Hamstead, London, England (06/27/2000-06/29/2000)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 41 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: 1629

>Grandi, Alessandro : Ave maris stella, for voice & 2 violins
  • Performer: Robin Blaze
  • Notes: Church of St. Jude-on-the-Hill, Hamstead, London, England (06/27/2000-06/29/2000)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 24 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: 1629

>Marini, Biagio : Sonate, symphonie e retornelli, Op. 8
  • Notes: Church of St. Jude-on-the-Hill, Hamstead, London, England (06/27/2000-06/29/2000)
  • Running Time: 7 min. 33 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: 10/01/1626

>Marini, Francesco Maria : Jesu dulcis memoria, for voice & 4 strings
  • Performer: Robin Blaze
  • Notes: Church of St. Jude-on-the-Hill, Hamstead, London, England (06/27/2000-06/29/2000)
  • Running Time: 5 min. 37 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque

>Castello, Dario : Exultate Deo, motet for voice & continuo
  • Performer: Robin Blaze
  • Notes: Church of St. Jude-on-the-Hill, Hamstead, London, England (06/27/2000-06/29/2000)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 5 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Choral
  • Written: 1625

>Monteverdi, Claudio : Iam moriar, mi Fili, motet for soprano (from Selva morale e spirituale), SV 288
  • Performer: Robin Blaze
  • Notes: Church of St. Jude-on-the-Hill, Hamstead, London, England (06/27/2000-06/29/2000)
  • Running Time: 11 min. 28 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Choral
  • Written: circa 1640

>Rigatti, Giovanni Antonio : Cum invocarem, for voice & ensemble
  • Performer: Robin Blaze
  • Notes: Church of St. Jude-on-the-Hill, Hamstead, London, England (06/27/2000-06/29/2000)
  • Running Time: 12 min. 13 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: 1646

>Rigatti, Giovanni Antonio : Nunc dimittis
  • Performer: Robin Blaze
  • Notes: Church of St. Jude-on-the-Hill, Hamstead, London, England (06/27/2000-06/29/2000)
  • Running Time: 5 min. 34 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Choral
  • Written: 1646

>Legrenzi, Giovanni : Sonata a 3 in G major "La Pezzoli", Op. 4
  • Notes: Church of St. Jude-on-the-Hill, Hamstead, London, England (06/27/2000-06/29/2000)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 25 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque

>Legrenzi, Giovanni : O mirandum misterium, motet, Op. 17
  • Performer: Robin Blaze
  • Notes: Church of St. Jude-on-the-Hill, Hamstead, London, England (06/27/2000-06/29/2000)
  • Running Time: 7 min. 31 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque

>Rosenmüller, Johann : Ascendit Christus in altum, for voice, 5 strings & continuo
  • Performer: Robin Blaze
  • Notes: Church of St. Jude-on-the-Hill, Hamstead, London, England (06/27/2000-06/29/2000)
  • Running Time: 7 min. 14 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque