A New Venetian Coronation, 1595


The Gabrieli Consort and Players return to the programme that put them on the musical map when it was originally recorded and released in 1990: A Venetian Coronation 1595 is a musical re-creation evoking the grand pageantry of the Coronation Mass for Venetian Doge Marino Grimani. His love of ceremony and state festivals fuelled an extraordinary musical bounty during his reign and formed the background to the musical riches of the period, especially to the works of Giovanni Gabrieli. With cornetts, sackbuts and an all-male consort, Paul McCreesh fully exploits the dazzling polyphony of Andrea and Giovanni Gabrieli’s music and captivates the audience in a theatrical and ceremonious performance.

Two decades later, the Gabrieli’s New Venetian Coronation takes advantage of huge developments in early instruments, performance techniques and research into the pieces that were on the original (as well as advances in recording techniques).

Even if you own the classic Virgin disc, this new version is a must-buyThe Sunday Times

Never less than enthralling – The Independent

McCreesh’s new take on his classic recording is a triumph … Highly recommended to both first- and second-time buyers, and on track to inspire yet another generation – BBC Radio 3 Record Review

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Gabrieli Consort & Players

Paul McCreesh

RELEASE DATE: 04/06/2012
BARCODE: 635212028728

1. the procession: bells intrada tertia / sexta / septima, trumpet sonata no. 333

2. toccata secondo tono

3. introit

4. arrival of the doge: toccata 26

5. intonazione primo tono

6. kyrie à 5

7. christe à 8

8. kyrie à 12

9. gloria à 16

10. collect

11. epistle

12. gradual: canzona [13] à 12

13. gospel

14. intonazione settimo ton

15. offertory: deus qui beatum marcum à 10

16. preface

17. sanctus & benedictus à 12

18. elevation: sarasinetta 2

19. canzona [16] à 15

20. pater noster

21. agnus dei

22. intonazione quinto tono alla quarta bassa

23. communion: o sacrum convivium à 5

24. canzona [9] à 10

25. post communion prayer

26. sonata la leona

27. omnes gentes à 16

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