Monteverdi - Vespers of 1610 | Coro COR16126

Monteverdi - Vespers of 1610

£19.48

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Label: Coro

Cat No: COR16126

Format: CD

Number of Discs: 2

Genre: Vocal/Choral

Release Date: 29th September 2014

Contents

Artists

The Sixteen

Conductor

Harry Christophers

Works

Monteverdi, Claudio

Vespro della beata Vergine

Artists

The Sixteen

Conductor

Harry Christophers

About

Monteverdi’s Vespers of 1610 is quite simply one of the greatest works of sacred music ever written and without doubt the most varied and inspired before Handel and Bach began composing their oratorios and passions. Where it was written, why it was written and who it was written for are actually immaterial – suffice it to say it was quite simply his calling card for the big job, Choirmaster at the resplendent Basilica of St Mark in Venice. Its variety alone makes it unique – thrilling psalm settings with virtuosic writing for both multi-part choir and instrumentalists to exotic and sensual settings of texts from the Song of Songs for solo voices. Every movement is full of luscious harmonies, drama and an evocative musical language which is so beautifully constructed for all concerned.’ - Harry Christophers

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