A New Venetian Coronation 1595 Paul McCreesh, Gabrieli Consort & Players

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  • Work(s):
  • 1Bells - Intrada III, VI, VII - Trumpet Sonata No. 33308:20
  • 2Toccata del secondo tono02:02
  • 3Introit: Benedicta sit sancta Trinitas04:24
  • 4Arrival of the Doge: Toccata01:01
  • 5Intonazione primo tono00:30
  • Missa, for 5 to 16 voices:
  • 6Kyrie a 501:59
  • 7Christe a 802:13
  • 8Kyrie a 1203:29
  • 9Gloria a 1605:02
  • 10Collect: Dominus vobiscum01:23
  • 11Epistle: Fratres, gaudete, perfecti estote01:05
  • 12Sacrae symphoniae (1597): Canzon septimi et octavi toni a 1202:48
  • 13Dominus vobiscum - In illo tempore02:03
  • 14Intonazione settimo tono01:14
  • 15Deus, qui beatum Marcum a 10, C. 36: Deus qui beatum Marcum02:51
  • 16Per omnia saecula saeculorum - Dominus vobiscum03:06
  • Missa, for 5 to 16 voices:
  • 17Sanctus - Benedictus a 1203:40
  • 18Sarasinetta No. 201:01
  • 19Sacrae symphoniae (1597): Canzon quarti toni a 1504:34
  • 20Pater noster02:02
  • 21Agnus Dei01:25
  • 22Intonazione quinto tono alla quarta bassa00:42
  • 23O sacrum convivium03:59
  • 24Sacrae symphoniae (1597): Canzon duodecimi toni a 1004:23
  • 25Proficiat nobis ad salutem corporis01:58
  • 26Sonata, "La Leona"02:15
  • 27Sacrae symphoniae, Book 1: Omnes gentes plaudite manibus a 1604:22
  • Total Runtime01:13:51

Info for 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).

„This disc follows on from two critically lauded releases with Signum – Berlioz's Grande Messe des Morts (BBC Music Magazine Award winner – Technical Excellence) and A Song of Farewell (5 Stars – Classic FM Magazine, Double 5 stars – BBC Music Magazine).

“McCreesh's feel for the shifting colours of polychoral music was always firm but he finds extra variety here with greater use of solo voices - most memorably in Andrea's O sacrum convivium. The many who treasure that first recording should feel no need to discard it; but this second, with its new wisdoms and refinements, certainly has its place.” (Gramophone Magazine)

"Even if you own the classic Virgin disc, this new version is a must-buy." (The 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." Recommended Recording! (International Record Review)

Gabrieli Consort & Players
Paul McCreesh, conductor

Paul McCreesh
is the founder and Artistic Director of Gabrieli which he established in 1982 and with whom he has toured world-wide and made many award-winning recordings. McCreesh is well-known for the energy and passion that he brings to his music-making, and is especially enthusiastic about working with young musicians and broadening access to classical music; he works regularly with youth orchestras and choirs and is active in building new educational initiatives whenever possible.

McCreesh has guest conducted many of the major orchestras and choirs across the globe, including most recently the Leipzig Gewandhaus, Bergen Philharmonic, Royal Northern Sinfonia, Tokyo Metropolitan Symphony, Hong Kong Philharmonic, Sydney Symphony, Verbier Festival orchestras, and Berlin Konzerthausorchester, whom he returns to this season to conduct Berlioz Grande Messe des Morts. McCreesh also enjoys regular and ongoing collaborations with Saint Paul and Basel Chamber Orchestras, conducting choral projects with both orchestras in 2016/17, the latter at Menuhin Festival Gstaad.

From 2013-2016 he was Principal Conductor and Artistic Adviser of the Gulbenkian Orchestra (Lisbon) with whom he conducted a wide range of music from the classical period through to the nineteenth and twentieth century, focusing in particular on symphonic repertoire, oratorio and opera in concert, working closely with the world- renowned Gulbenkian Choir. In 2016/17, McCreesh returns to the orchestra twice to conduct Elgar The Dream of Gerontius and a programme of Satie, Saint-Saëns and Beethoven featuring Gautier Capuçon.

McCreesh has established a strong reputation in the opera house and has conducted productions at the Teatro Real Madrid, Royal Danish Opera, Opera Comique, Vlaamse Opera and at the Verbier Festival. In 2015/16 he conducted Britten’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream at Bergen Opera, and returned to Vlaamse Opera for a production of Idomeneo.

In 2011 McCreesh launched his own record label, Winged Lion, in collaboration with the Gabrieli Consort & Players, Signum Classics and the Wratislavia Cantans Festival, where he was Artistic Director between 2006 and 2012. To date they have made seven recordings, most recently Handel L’Allegro, il Penseroso ed il Moderato, released in 2015. Other highlights include Britten War Requiem (BBC Music Magazine Award 2014), Mendelssohn Elijah (Diapason d’Or Award 2013), Berlioz’s gargantuan Grande Messe des Morts (BBC Award 2012), and a reworking of his earlier Gabrieli disc, A New Venetian Coronation 1595 (Gramophone Award 2013). The Winged Lion recordings build on his large catalogue of recordings with Deutsche Grammophon, which includes the Gramophone Award-winning Haydn Creation.

Gabrieli Consort
are a choir and period instrument orchestra founded and led by Artistic Director Paul McCreesh. We perform and record great choral, vocal and instrumental repertoire from the renaissance to the present day for the widest possible audience, cultivating an international reputation for excellence, innovation and ambition. Our mission is to educate the public, in every sense – to be standard bearers for the highest quality of performance, to explain, illustrate and illuminate the guiding principles behind our performance ideals and to offer first-class performance opportunities to young people through our bold and ambitious education programme, Gabrieli Roar.

Gabrieli’s interpretations strive to recreate the original performances of musical works as far as possible, in the belief that historical performance ideals and knowledge of the old world are essential for creating music anew. We seek to engage with and to explore the links between music from all periods. Through lively music-making, committed research and the production of ground-breaking recordings, Gabrieli’s mission is to challenge common and accepted perceptions of classical music, and to re-invigorate and innovate in order to sustain the relevance of these great pieces of art in the twenty-first century.

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