Vox In Rama

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The Flemish-born Giaches de Wert was one of many foreigners to dominate the Italian music scene in the mid to late sixteenth century, therefore to this day his music is largely unknown to many. It is the second of three books of Motets which appears on this disc, written when his skill as a madrigalist had reached its height.

As part of the Kings College Choir, the choral scholars of Collegium Regale perform independently of the choir, singing a repertoire that encompasses 15th Century sacred music, jazz, folksongs and pop. Directed by Kings College’s and the BBC Singer’s renowned director Stephen Cleobury. 

SKU: SIGCD131

What people are saying

“If anything points to Flemish-born Giaches de Wert’s undersung influence on the great Monteverdi it is the title track of this exquisite new release by that sublime subset of Stephen Cleobury’s Kings College Cambridge Chapel Choir, Collegium Regale.”

*****

thescottsman.com

Giaches de Vert

Collegium Regale
Stephen Cleobury

Release date:25th Aug 2008
Order code:SIGCD131
Barcode: 635212013125

The Scotsman.com

If anything points to Flemish-born Giaches de Wert’s undersung influence on the great Monteverdi – he was Monteverdi’s predecessor and mentor at Mantua – it is the title track of this exquisite new release by that sublime subset of Stephen Cleobury’s Kings College Cambridge Chapel Choir, Collegium Regale. Its moody opening – deep set and teasingly chromatic – is like a premonition of Monteverdi’s Hades music in Orfeo, which he was to compose only a decade after de Wert’s death. The motets on this disc, all from his late Secondo Libro, are fascinating in their diversity, both in length (Hora est iam nos is Wagnerian in comparison with the brief and sprightly Gaudete in Domino) and in emotive heat. There may be many who feel they’ve had it with the screeds of Renaissance composers unearthed and recorded in recent decades, but De Wert is most definitely worth it.

The Times, October 2008
*** 3 stars

Considering that he was in charge of a chapel, the Flemish composer Gaches de Wert, who worked at the Mantuan court from 1565 until his death in 1596, published comparatively few motets. His reputation rests chiefly on his large output of Madrigals: intense, high-minded creations that strongly influenced the young Monteverdi. The 13 works here, however, from the second of his three published motet collections, are impressive, subtly, seamlessly structure and richly scored. As with his madrigals, the text is de Wert’s master. Collegium Regale (the choral scholars of King’s College, Cambridge) sing with passion.

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  1. O crux ave spes unica – Giaches de Wert –
  2. Providebam Dominum (Acts 2:25-28) – Giaches de Wert –
  3. Hoc es praeceptum meum (John 15: 12-15) – Giaches de Wert –
  4. Benedicta sit sancta Trinitas (Introit for Trinity Sunday) – Giaches de Wert –
  5. Hora est iam nos (Romans 13:11-14) – Giaches de Wert –
  6. Hoc enim sentite in vobis (Philippians 2:5-11) – Giaches de Wert –
  7. Gaudete in Domino (Philippians 4:4) – Giaches de Wert –
  8. Obsecro vos fratres (Romans 12:1-2) – Giaches de Wert –
  9. Jerusalem, Jerusalem (Luke 13:34-35) – Giaches de Wert –
  10. Angelus Domini astitit (Acts 12:7) – Giaches de Wert –
  11. Amen, amen dico vobis (John 16:20-21) – Giaches de Wert –
  12. Domine, tu es qui fecisti (Acts 4:24-26) – Giaches de Wert –
  13. Vox in Rama (Matthew 2:18 from Jeremiah 31:15) – Giaches de Wert –