1615 Gabrieli in Venice | Kings College Cambridge KGS0012

1615 Gabrieli in Venice

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Label: Kings College Cambridge

Cat No: KGS0012

Format: SACD + Blu-ray Audio

Number of Discs: 2

Genre: Vocal/Choral

Release Date: 30th October 2015

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About

Much of Giovanni Gabrieliís music was composed for grand ceremonial occasions. 2015 marks not just the 400th anniversary of the publication of this collection of works from 1615, but also the 500th anniversary of the completion of Kingís College Chapel.

The Choir of King's College, Cambridge celebrates these anniversaries with the first classical album ever to use Dolbyís new Atmos technology, which uses ceiling-mounted speakers to reproduce the acoustics of the Chapel with unprecedented realism. This recording pays homage to one of the most influential musicians of the Venetian Renaissance from within one of the great buildings of the English Renaissance.

As well as being principal organist at St Markís Basilica, Gabrieli was a prolific composer of sacred vocal and instrumental music. The early brass ensembles for which Gabrieli composed are no longer to be found performing in St Markís Basilica, but this tradition is alive and well in Cambridge. The Choir is joined by His Majestys Sagbutts & Cornetts playing faithful recreations of instruments from Gabrieliís time.

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