Cambridge Early Music Concerts 2012

IN VENETIA: THE GLORIES OF THE MOST SERENE REPUBLIC

QuintEssential Sackbut and Cornett Ensemble
with Nicholas Mulroy (tenor) ,
dir. Richard Thomas

8.00pm, Friday 28 September, 2012
Trinity College Chapel, Cambridge
Tickets:  £25.00,  £20.00
 
A programme to mark the four-hundredth anniversary of the death of Giovanni Gabrieli (c1557 -1612), with music by Monteverdi, Merula, di Rore, Donato, Castello, Buonamente, Priuli, and Gabrieli himself.
Seventeenth-century Venetians loved rich and sumptuous spectacle. To satisfy the expression of this opulence in musical terms, the Venetian printing presses produced a wealth of instrumental music, designed to echo around the great golden domes of St Mark's Basilica, and also throughout La Serenissima, in the churches, the palaces and the grand houses on the banks of the canals. By the turn of the seventeenth century, instrumental writing had developed into a highly sophisticated art form, utilising the glorious spaces of Venetian architecture and the virtuosic abilities of the members of the basilica's wind band. The marriage of virtuosity and outward extravagance led to some of the finest music ever written for the wind band, and gives us a window onto the musical tastes of our seventeenth-century ancestors.

PROGRAMME

    Giovanni Gabrieli (c1557 - 1612):
        Canzon Prima
    Claudio Monteverdi (1567 - 1643):
        Et resurrexit
    Andrea Gabrieli (c1532 - 1585):
        Petit Jacquet
    Claudio Monteverdi: Nigra Sum
    Claudio Monteverdi:
        Sanctorum meritis
    Tarquinio Merula (1594 - 1665):
        La Treccha
    Giovanni Gabrieli:
        Alma cortes bella
    Cipriano di Rore (c1515 - 1565):
        Anchor che col partire
    Baldassare Donato (1529 - 1603):
        Aspice Domine
        -- Interval --
    Dario Castello (1621 - 1649?):
        Sonata Decimaterza
    Baldassare Donato:
        Surrexit Pastor Bonus
    Bastian Chilese (1590 - 1610):
        Canzon Duodecimaottavo
    Giovanni Gabrieli: Canzon francese
    Tarquinio Merula: Favus Distillans
    Giovanni Buonamente (1533 - 1604):
        Canzon vigesemasecondo
    Claudio Monteverdi:
        Or che Seneca é morto
    Giovanni Gabrieli: Canzon seconda
    Giovanni Priuli (1575 - 1626):
        Exaudi Deus
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