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Lo Sposalizio The Wedding Of Venice To The Sea

Robert King: The King's Consort

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Format: 2CD

Cat No: CDA67048

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Release Date:  01 July 1998

Label:  Hyperion Records Ltd

Packaging Type:  Brilliant Case (Jewel Case size, Holds 2 CDs)

No of Units:  2

Barcode:  034571170480

Genres:  Classical  Orchestral  

  • Description

    From the eleventh century, Venetian mariners gathered together once each year to offer prayers to San Nicolò, the patron saint of sailors, asking for his continued protection. Initially the service was a simple benediction in which the Adriatic Sea was blessed with holy water. By the late-sixteenth century the ceremony had evolved into one of the most lavish and important dates in the Venetian calendar. Ascension Day now launched a large spring festival which was headed by the symbolic wedding of Venice to the Adriatic—the Sposalizio. Robert King and his serried ranks of instrumentalists and singers recreate this glorious event in the grandest style. Giovanni Gabrieli's twenty-two-part Sonata (his largest-scale instrumental work), Andrea Gabrieli's 'Battle' Canzona, the church bells of Venice, fanfares for trumpets and drums, the massive sixteen-part madrigal Udite, chiari—the catalogue of riches goes on …

  • Tracklisting

      Disc 1

      Side 1

      • 1. Single Tolling Bell Of San Marco
      • 2. Drums
      • 3. Rotta: Trumpet Fanfare
      • 4. Vieni
      • 5. vieni Himeneo: Madrigal a 8
      • 6. Canzona XXIV a 8
      • 7. Kapsberger
      • 8. Cantiam de Dio: Madrigal a 12
      • 9. Drums
      • 10. La Battaglia: Canzona
      • 11. Lieto godea sedendo: Madrigal a 8
      • 12. Variazioni sopra La Folia: After
      • 13. La Leona: Canzon XIX a 8
      • 14. Variazione sopra La Ciaccona: After 17th-Century Italian Examples
      • 15. Udite
      • 16. chiari et generosi figli: Madrigal a 16

      Disc 2

      • 1. La Veneziana: Canzona
      • 2. Imperiale prima: Trumpet Fanfare And Drums
      • 3. Tolling Church Bell
      • 4. Imperiale Seconda: Trumpet Fanfare
      • 5. Kyrie a 12
      • 6. Gloria a 16
      • 7. Intonatione Settimo tono
      • 8. Canzon per otto tromboni
      • 9. Sursum corda (Plainsong)
      • 10. Sanctus a 12
      • 11. Intonatione Primo tono
      • 12. Christe
      • . adoramus te: Motet a 5