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Grandi: Motetti a cinque voci

Grandi: 11 Motets and bonus early vocal tracks

The Classical Shop
release date: March 2008

Originally recorded in 2008

Artists:

Musica Secreta

Vocal Ensemble

Venue:

St Mary de Haura, Shoreham



Engineer:

David Lefeber



Record Label
Divine Art

Genre:

Choir


Early Music

Total Time - 78:45
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ALESSANDRO GRANDI

1 

Sancte Sebastiane

2:48
  World Premiere  
     
2 

Ave Regina caelorum

3:17
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3 

Judica me Domine

3:39
  World Premiere  
     
4 

O dulcis et o pia

2:23
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5 

O bone Jesu Christe

2:32
  World Premiere  
     
6 

Anima mea liquefacta est

3:03
  World Premiere  
     
7 

Iste cognovit iustitiam

2:16
  World Premiere  
     
8 

Exaudi Deus orationem meam

3:11
  World Premiere  
     
9 

Deus misereatur nostri

2:12
  World Premiere  
     
10 

Quam pulchra est

3:24
  World Premiere  
     
11 

Innova Domine signa

3:55
  World Premiere  
     
12 

Quo rubicunda rosa

3:30
  World Premiere  
     
13 

Quomodo dilexi legem tuam

5:26
  World Premiere  
     
14 

Versus est in luctum cithara mea

3:57
  World Premiere  
     
15 

Qui timetis Domine

3:06
  World Premiere  
     
16 

Letaniae Beatae Mariae Virginis

10:29
  World Premiere  
     
 

LODOVICO AGOSTINI

17 

Veni sponsa Christi

3:02
  World Premiere  
     
 

ST CATHERINE OF BOLOGNA

18 

Salve Regina vergin gloriosa

2:15
  World Premiere  
     
 

JOSQUIN DES PREZ

19 

Agnus Dei III from 'Missa L'homme arme sexti toni'

4:03
     
 

GIACHES DE WERT

20 

Vox in Rama audita est

3:03
     
 

ANONYMOUS

21 

Regnum mundi et omnem ornatum

1:50
     
 

JOSQUIN DES PREZ

22 

Ave Maria virgo serena

5:24
     
 Musica Secreta Vocal Ensemble


Alessandro Grandi is widely regarded as one of the finest composers from Italy in the early 17th century but his music itself is little known. This premiere recording of his 16 Motets for Five Voices rectifies that  and demonstrates his extraordinary musical powers.  Also on the CD are musical items from the soundtrack of the film/live/multimedia work "Fallen", a collaboration between Musica Secreta and playwright Fiona Mackie.

“With great care, sensitivity, and musical judgement, the ensemble arranges and transposes the music so that it matches their vocal resources. An attractive humility and fervent earnestness comes through in the performances. Word painting is effectively interpreted and the performance and repertoire decisions are convincing..”

C. Moore

American Record Guide

“ Grandi’s music is of excellent quality and shows the features of so much of the sacred music of the time. Musica Secreta is a very fine ensemble, and the five singers on this disc - Deborah Roberts, Tessa Bonner, Katharine Hawnt (soprano), Catherine King (mezzo) and Caroline Trevor (contralto) - have very nice voices which blend excellently. The booklet contains informative programme notes and all the lyrics with an English translation.”

Johan van Veen
 

Music Web

“The performances here would surely have delighted [the original dedicatee]. Overall this is beautifully refined music-making – sonorous, soulful and sincere.”

Simon Heighes

International Record Review

“[The transposition for female voices] works very well. The ladies of Musica Secreta sound beautiful. Grandi;s melodies fall eaily on the ear. An enterprising disc well worth hearing”

Richard Lawrence

Gramophone

“...the singing is never less than vivacious and artful. “-

Anna Picard

The Independent on Sunday

“Grandi…perhaps second in importance only to Monteverdi. Performances are decently polished and delineated”

Andrew Clements

The Guardian

"Grandi’s fine melodic gift is in evidence throughout, as is his imaginatively responsive word-setting. [Musica Secreta’s] deliciously mellifluous sound brings and extra level of exquisite intensity...really delightful. A very great treat.”

Elizabeth Roche

Early Music



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