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A. Gabrieli - The Madrigal in Venice / Hollingworth, et al

Album Summary

>Gabrieli, Andrea : Del gran tuonante la sorella e moglie, madrigal for 10 voices
>Gabrieli, Andrea : Sassi, palae, sabion del Adrian lio, madrigal for 5 voices
>Gabrieli, Andrea : Felici d'Adria et dilettose rive, madrigal for 8 voices
>Gabrieli, Andrea : I' vo piangendo i miei passati tempi, madrigal for 5 voices
>Gabrieli, Andrea : Asia felice hor ben posso chiamarmi, madrigal for 4 voices
>Gabrieli, Andrea : O beltà rara, o santi modi adorni, madrigal for 5 voices
>Gabrieli, Andrea : Laura, soave vita di mia vita, madrigal for 5 voices
>Gabrieli, Andrea : O passai sparsi, madrigal for 12 voices
>Gabrieli, Andrea : Amami, vita mia, ch'io t'amo anchora, madrigal for 5 voices
>Gabrieli, Andrea : Lasso, Amor mi trasporta ov'io non voglio, madrigal for 6 voices
>Gabrieli, Andrea : Caro dolce ben mio, perché fuggire, madrigal for 5 voices
>Gabrieli, Andrea : Hor ch'a noi torna la stagio novella, madrigal for 6 voices
>Gabrieli, Andrea : Sento un rumor ch'al ciel si estolle, madrigal for 8 voices
>Gabrieli, Andrea : Voi non volete, donna, madrigal for 6 voices
>Gabrieli, Andrea : Io mi sento morir, madrigal for 7 voices
>Gabrieli, Giovanni : Canzon no 1 ("La Spiritata"), for 4 parts, C. 186
>Gabrieli, Andrea : Mirami, vita mia, miram'un poco, madrigal for 5 voices
>Gabrieli, Andrea : Mentr'io vi miro, vorrei pur sapere, madrigal for 5 voices
>Gabrieli, Andrea : Chi 'nde darà la bose al solfizar, madrigal for 3 voices
>Gabrieli, Andrea : Anchor che col partire, madrigal for 3 voices
>Gabrieli, Andrea : Fuor, fuori a sì bel canto, madrigal for 4 voices
>Gabrieli, Giovanni : Sacri di Giove augei, madrigal for 12 voices
>Gabrieli, Andrea : Dunque il comun poter
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Notes & Reviews:

"This imaginatively constructed disc, punctuated by instrumental items, presents as a main course a selection of Andrea's setting of Italian texts which reveals an unexpected emotional complixity, contrasting robust and lively works with more reflective ones. Anyone who is smitten with the musical traditions of this most fascinating of all cities, should not hesitate to buy this record." - Iain Fenlon, Gramophone

Gramophone Classical Music Guide
Andrea Gabrieli has always been something of a textbook composer, whose reputation falls under the shadow of his more famous nephew, Giovanni, the composer par excellence of the grand Venetian polychoral manner. Though Andrea's music may not plumb the depths of Giovanni's best pieces, his compositional range displays a versatility that the writing of his more considered relation surely lacks. Whereas Giovanni concentrated on liturgical composition, Andrea explored the gamut of contemporary styles and forms, from madrigals and lighter secular writing to dialect texts, church music, instrumental works, experimental theatre-pieces and music for Venetian festivities.

This imaginatively constructed disc, punctuated by instrumental items, presents as a main course a selection of Andrea's settings of Italian texts. These reveal an unexpected emotional complexity, robust and lively works being contrasted with more reflective ones. The former are characterised by an energetic rhythmic drive and bright sonorities in the upper registers, the latter by a mellifluous and sensitive approach.

There are also a few oddities, notably 'Asia felice', composed for an outdoor celebration of the Battle of Lepanto in 1571 - suitably enlivened here with unscripted interventions of organ, sackbuts and cornets - and the boisterous rendition of the dialect text 'Chi'nde darà la bose al solfizar', which evocatively breathes the air of the streets and squares of Renaissance Venice.

Anyone smitten with the musical traditions of this most fascinating of all cities, shouldn't hesitate to buy this record.



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>Gabrieli, Andrea : Del gran tuonante la sorella e moglie, madrigal for 10 voices
  • Performer: Catherine Pierron (Harpsichord)
  • Notes: Wathen Hall, St. Paul's School, Barnes (08/19/2002-08/21/2002)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 31 sec.
  • Period Time: Renaissance

>Gabrieli, Andrea : Sassi, palae, sabion del Adrian lio, madrigal for 5 voices
  • Notes: Wathen Hall, St. Paul's School, Barnes (08/19/2002-08/21/2002)
  • Running Time: 5 min. sec.
  • Period Time: Renaissance

>Gabrieli, Andrea : Felici d'Adria et dilettose rive, madrigal for 8 voices
  • Conductor: Robert Hollingworth
  • Ensemble: English Cornett and Sackbut Ensemble
  • Notes: Wathen Hall, St. Paul's School, Barnes (08/19/2002-08/21/2002)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 31 sec.
  • Period Time: Renaissance

>Gabrieli, Andrea : I' vo piangendo i miei passati tempi, madrigal for 5 voices
  • Notes: Wathen Hall, St. Paul's School, Barnes (08/19/2002-08/21/2002)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 38 sec.
  • Period Time: Renaissance

>Gabrieli, Andrea : Asia felice hor ben posso chiamarmi, madrigal for 4 voices
  • Conductor: Robert Hollingworth
  • Ensemble: English Cornett and Sackbut Ensemble
  • Notes: Wathen Hall, St. Paul's School, Barnes (08/19/2002-08/21/2002)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 28 sec.
  • Period Time: Renaissance

>Gabrieli, Andrea : O beltà rara, o santi modi adorni, madrigal for 5 voices
  • Performer: Eligio Quinteiro (Theorbo)
  • Notes: Wathen Hall, St. Paul's School, Barnes (08/19/2002-08/21/2002)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 46 sec.
  • Period Time: Renaissance

>Gabrieli, Andrea : Laura, soave vita di mia vita, madrigal for 5 voices
  • Performer: Eligio Quinteiro (Theorbo)
  • Notes: Wathen Hall, St. Paul's School, Barnes (08/19/2002-08/21/2002)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 14 sec.
  • Period Time: Renaissance

>Gabrieli, Andrea : O passai sparsi, madrigal for 12 voices
  • Performers: Robin Blaze; Nicholas Mulroy (Tenor)
  • Conductor: Robert Hollingworth
  • Ensemble: English Cornett and Sackbut Ensemble
  • Notes: Wathen Hall, St. Paul's School, Barnes (08/19/2002-08/21/2002)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 4 sec.
  • Period Time: Renaissance
  • Form: Choral

>Gabrieli, Andrea : Amami, vita mia, ch'io t'amo anchora, madrigal for 5 voices
  • Performer: Eligio Quinteiro (Theorbo)
  • Notes: Wathen Hall, St. Paul's School, Barnes (08/19/2002-08/21/2002)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 48 sec.
  • Period Time: Renaissance

>Gabrieli, Andrea : Lasso, Amor mi trasporta ov'io non voglio, madrigal for 6 voices
  • Notes: Wathen Hall, St. Paul's School, Barnes (08/19/2002-08/21/2002)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 34 sec.
  • Period Time: Renaissance

>Gabrieli, Andrea : Amami, vita mia, ch'io t'amo anchora, madrigal for 5 voices
  • Conductor: Robert Hollingworth
  • Ensemble: English Cornett and Sackbut Ensemble
  • Notes: Wathen Hall, St. Paul's School, Barnes (08/19/2002-08/21/2002)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 48 sec.
  • Period Time: Renaissance

>Gabrieli, Andrea : Caro dolce ben mio, perché fuggire, madrigal for 5 voices
  • Notes: Wathen Hall, St. Paul's School, Barnes (08/19/2002-08/21/2002)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 28 sec.
  • Period Time: Renaissance
  • Form: Choral

>Gabrieli, Andrea : Hor ch'a noi torna la stagio novella, madrigal for 6 voices
  • Notes: Wathen Hall, St. Paul's School, Barnes (08/19/2002-08/21/2002)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 40 sec.
  • Period Time: Renaissance

>Gabrieli, Andrea : Sento un rumor ch'al ciel si estolle, madrigal for 8 voices
  • Conductor: Robert Hollingworth
  • Ensemble: English Cornett and Sackbut Ensemble
  • Notes: Wathen Hall, St. Paul's School, Barnes (08/19/2002-08/21/2002)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 31 sec.
  • Period Time: Renaissance

>Gabrieli, Andrea : Voi non volete, donna, madrigal for 6 voices
  • Notes: Wathen Hall, St. Paul's School, Barnes (08/19/2002-08/21/2002)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 19 sec.
  • Period Time: Renaissance

>Gabrieli, Andrea : Io mi sento morir, madrigal for 7 voices
  • Performer: Eligio Quinteiro (Theorbo)
  • Notes: Wathen Hall, St. Paul's School, Barnes (08/19/2002-08/21/2002)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 38 sec.
  • Period Time: Renaissance

>Gabrieli, Giovanni : Canzon no 1 ("La Spiritata"), for 4 parts, C. 186
  • Conductor: Robert Hollingworth
  • Ensemble: English Cornett and Sackbut Ensemble
  • Notes: Wathen Hall, St. Paul's School, Barnes (08/19/2002-08/21/2002)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 59 sec.
  • Period Time: Renaissance

>Gabrieli, Andrea : Mirami, vita mia, miram'un poco, madrigal for 5 voices
  • Notes: Wathen Hall, St. Paul's School, Barnes (08/19/2002-08/21/2002)
  • Running Time: 3 min. sec.
  • Period Time: Renaissance

>Gabrieli, Andrea : Mentr'io vi miro, vorrei pur sapere, madrigal for 5 voices
  • Notes: Wathen Hall, St. Paul's School, Barnes (08/19/2002-08/21/2002)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 30 sec.
  • Period Time: Renaissance

>Gabrieli, Andrea : Chi 'nde darà la bose al solfizar, madrigal for 3 voices
  • Notes: Wathen Hall, St. Paul's School, Barnes (08/19/2002-08/21/2002)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 27 sec.
  • Period Time: Renaissance

>Gabrieli, Andrea : Anchor che col partire, madrigal for 3 voices
  • Notes: Wathen Hall, St. Paul's School, Barnes (08/19/2002-08/21/2002)
  • Running Time: 1 min. 38 sec.
  • Period Time: Renaissance

>Gabrieli, Andrea : Fuor, fuori a sì bel canto, madrigal for 4 voices
  • Conductor: Robert Hollingworth
  • Ensemble: English Cornett and Sackbut Ensemble
  • Notes: Wathen Hall, St. Paul's School, Barnes (08/19/2002-08/21/2002)
  • Running Time: 1 min. 46 sec.
  • Period Time: Renaissance

>Gabrieli, Giovanni : Sacri di Giove augei, madrigal for 12 voices
  • Performer: Steven Devine (Organ)
  • Notes: Wathen Hall, St. Paul's School, Barnes (08/19/2002-08/21/2002)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 33 sec.
  • Period Time: Renaissance
  • Form: Choral

>Gabrieli, Andrea : Dunque il comun poter
  • Conductor: Robert Hollingworth
  • Ensemble: English Cornett and Sackbut Ensemble
  • Notes: Wathen Hall, St. Paul's School, Barnes (08/19/2002-08/21/2002)
  • Running Time: 1 min. 19 sec.
  • Period Time: Renaissance

>Gabrieli, Giovanni : Sacri di Giove augei, madrigal for 12 voices
  • Conductor: Robert Hollingworth
  • Ensemble: English Cornett and Sackbut Ensemble
  • Notes: Wathen Hall, St. Paul's School, Barnes (08/19/2002-08/21/2002)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 33 sec.
  • Period Time: Renaissance
  • Form: Choral