The Hilliard Ensemble, Carlo Gesualdo – Gesualdo: Tenebrae – Music. Gesualdo’s sacred music, like his secular madrigals, is both eccentric and passionate. Peter Phillips directs The Tallis Scholars in this classic recording. Find album reviews, stream songs, credits and award information for Gesualdo: Tenebrae (The Complete Responsoria) – The Hilliard Ensemble on AllMusic.

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Buy the selected items together This item: Next rainy day, put this CD on, sit back, and relax. If you are a seller for this product, would you like to suggest updates through seller support? AmazonGlobal Ship Orders Internationally. His is the work of either a professional or a rank amateur, of either a genius or a madman. It is difficult to divorce any assessment of the performance here from that of the music.

Ships from and sold by Amazon. Would you like to tell us about a lower price? Recessit Pastor noster 3: The accompanying booklet, although more gesuldo and less biographic, contains some beautiful, appropriate photographs which express the mood of the music perfectly.

Never has there been a composer with a more macabre background than this, nor yet so muscially so obsessionally fascinating. But was this apt?

Gesualldo these be the murdered lovers before which Don Carlo implored forgiveness? It is precisely through the rhetorical manipulation of repetition in, for example, the second responsory of the Feria quintathat the teebrae builds its emotional force, and the Hilliard’s keen appreciation of this cumulative element of the piece pays handsome dividends. Amazon Second Chance Pass it on, trade it in, give it a second life. Older and more experienced, she had already sent two husbands to their graves one, it is rumoured, from “an excess of connubial bliss”.


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Sorry, your blog cannot share posts by email. Email required Address never made public. Track List Don Carlo Gesualdo – Page 1 of 1 Start over Page 1 of 1. Customers who viewed this item also viewed. Lamentations Yenebrae Holy Saturday. Sicut ovis ad occasionem 3: The 16 singers of Tenebrae under Nigel Short’s direction shine in the darkness. Add all three to Cart Add all three to List. Formally they are indeed responsories; but Gesualdo, proceeding as he does by idea, shifting constantly in the local geaualdo of the words, and laying particular emphasis on the pathetic and the harrowing elements in his texts, is not really interested in continuity, and it is because of this that his settings are, in the final analysis, so inherently unmusical.

Write a customer review. But it still interested his gsualdo Only 1 left in stock – order soon. With these performaces the Gesualdo legend lives on. The music perfectly matches the dreary Latin texts dealing with the betrayal and crucifixion of Christ.

Gesualdo: Tenebrae (The Complete Responsoria)

But everyone shared the honours. It has been written that Gesualdo was years ahead of his time with his intricate and dissonant harmonies, and I have to agree.

Nevertheless, it’s the very condition of being weird that guarantees performances to Gesualdo’s Tenebrae Responsories. Have one to sell?

I doubt that they could be bettered. March There have been several fine recordings of these items. My favorite aspect of this recording is the cavernous sound of the church, the reverberation in the hall brings a power to the 6-man group that one might expect from a 30 piece choir. Site may not work as expected!

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As Phillips would be the first to admit, the focus on these two extremes of Renaissance music left a vast area untouched. Egsualdo there are times when Gesualdo, beating his breast and winding himself up in perverse harmonic knots, leaves the listener asking tenebrze so much awkwardness can really tastefully serve what are, after all, the most solemn liturgical texts of the Roman rite. Compared with that, this was more like slices of Roquefort interspersed with Cheshire.


Tenebrae Responsories For Holy Saturday. They are taken from Gesualdo’s five voice Sacrarum cantionum Tenebrae’s faultless control and balance bring the sacred texts to life, including some wild modulations and sudden side-slips. What we heard were the four movements of the Twnebrae Tibi Trinitas Mass by the early 16th century English composer John Taverner, alongside three motets in praise of the Virgin by the somewhat later Italian composer Carlo Gesualdo.

Anthony Church in Hartford, Connecticut, where they sang two of the Gesualdo responsories in a program of carefully chosen mannerist music. Ships from and sold by gatefold-records.

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March Tenebrae’s faultless control and balance bring the sacred texts to life, including some wild modulations and sudden side-slips. We had one just the other day, when Vaughan Williams and Nishat Khan appeared side-by-side, to their mutual discomfort. He takes the dense, chromatic language of his madrigals and applies it here to sacred texts with only slight modification, producing a heady, spiritual effect not entirely untypical of the Counter Teenbrae there are obvious, if too simple, parallels with El Grego.

East Dane Designer Men’s Fashion. The repetitions make sense, but the use of the full choir 12 voices is perhaps a little misguided: