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Monteverdi: Sacred Vocal Music of Claudio Monteverdi [Import]

Claudio Monteverdi , Roy Goodman , Peter Holman , Emma Kirkby , Ian Partridge , David Thomas , Parlay of Instruments Audio CD
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  • Performer: Emma Kirkby, Ian Partridge, David Thomas, Parlay of Instruments
  • Conductor: Roy Goodman, Peter Holman
  • Composer: Claudio Monteverdi
  • Audio CD (September 1, 1993)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Import
  • Label: Hyperion UK
  • ASIN: B000002ZG6
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #274,924 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. Su le penne de' venti
2. Confitebor tibi, Domine
3. Iste confessor Domini sacratus
4. Laudate Dominum, o omnes gentes
5. Confitebor tibi, Domine
6. Confitebor tibi, Domine
7. Ab aeterno ordinata sum
8. Nisi Dominus aedificaverit domun
9. Deus tuorum militum sors et corona

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There's no grand, large-scale music on this exceptional disc--only psalms and hymns for soprano, tenor, bass and strings in various combinations. Typical of the music are three settings of "Confitebor tibi, Domine" (Psalm 110): a jaunty but graceful setting for soprano and tenor, with athletic runs and a gorgeous slow ending; a moderate but charged setting for three voices, each singer delivering a verse in turn before joining dramatically at "sanctum et terribile" ("holy and terrible"); and a setting for soprano and strings combining enchanting delicacy with astonishing virtuosity. That description fits the singing of Emma Kirkby perfectly here; Ian Partridge and David Thomas make ideal partners. After fifteen years in release, this remains one of the best Monteverdi records in the catalog. --Matthew Westphal

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5.0 out of 5 stars So good... June 26, 2012
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
I checked this out from my library after I learned about Monteverdi in my Music 100 class. I loved it, and after many of the songs were still floating around in my head several years later, I had to have a copy of my own.

The liner notes are helpful and interesting and include the words both in Latin and English.
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