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Monteverdi Vespers of 1610
Monteverdi Vespers of 1610

Choral works by the celebrated seventeenth-century composer Monteverdi

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Product Details

Artist: The Rodolfus Choir
Accompaniment: The Southern Sinfonia
Conductor: Ralph Allwood
Label: Signum (Released: November 2007)

Sample Audio

Track 1-2: Dixit Dominus

Track 2-1: Laudata Jerusalem

Critic Reviews

There's something truly joyful about Ralph Alwood's Rodolfus Choir ... eloquent conviction of its young members ... By raising the lyrical qualities of Monteverdi's ground-breaking work above its dramatic, Allwood and his team forge a persuasive interpretation rich in nuance and fine details. A highly rewarding listen.
Classic FM Magazine
They make a light, bright, exciting sound as evidenced by this terrific double CD of Monteverdi's Vespers ... real spring in their tone ... crystal diction throughout.
✩ ✩ ✩ ✩
Rick Jones, The Times (Dec 2007)
This non-liturgical performance is terrifically fresh, especially in Dixit Dominus, Lauda Jerusalem and the cross-rhythms of the Sonata Sopra Sancta Maria ... great spirit and originality.
BBC Music Magazine
Sometimes the coming together of a group of talented student musicians and a great work which few of them have performed before can, by generating a unique sense of discovery, produce very exciting results. This is certainly the case with Monteverdi: Vespers of 1610. Ralph Allwood's Rodolfus Choir sing with an infectious freshness and enthusiasm which communicates something of the ‘shock of the new’ surely created by the first performance of this astonishing compendium of the latest sacred styles.
Elizabeth Roche, Early Music Today

More Information

Music of the seventeenth century was little known to the concertgoing or record-buying public, up until fifty years or so ago when Monteverdi’s Vespers were performed under the inspiration of figures such as Michael Tippett as part of a modern revival of early music. Subsequently, it has been one of the most celebrated works both with choral societies and early music specialists.

Here, the Rodolfus Choir offer their interpretation of one of the most magnificent works of the seventeenth century. Following their highly successful release with Signum earlier this year, Choral Arrangements by Clytus Gottwald, the Rodolfus Choir perform earlymusic as sensitively and musically as they perform music of the twentieth-century.

Full Track Listing

Disc 1
1-1.  Dominus ad adiuvandum  Monteverdi 02:05
1-2.  Dixit Dominus  Monteverdi 06:54
1-3.  Nigra sum  Monteverdi 03:37
1-4.  Laudate pueri  Monteverdi 06:39
1-5.  Pulchra est  Monteverdi 04:30
1-6.  Laetatus sum  Monteverdi 07:21
1-7.  Duo seraphim  Monteverdi 06:20
1-8.  Nisi Dominus  Monteverdi 04:30
1-9.  Audi coelum  Monteverdi 09:21
Disc 2
2-1.  Laudata Jerusalem  Monteverdi 03:52
2-2.  Sonata  Monteverdi 06:37
2-3.  Ave maris stella  Monterverdi 09:13
2-4.  Magnificat  Monteverdi 00:36
2-5.  Et exultavit  Monteverdi 01:16
2-6.  Quia respexit  Monteverdi 01:37
2-7.  Qua fecit  Monteverdi 01:17
2-8.  Et misericordia  Monteverdi 02:34
2-9.  Fecit potentiam  Monteverdi 01:00
2-10.  Deposuit  Monteverdi 02:24
2-11.  Esurientes  Monteverdi 01:24
2-12.  Suscepit  Monteverdi 01:20
2-13.  Sicut locutus  Monteverdi 01:00
2-14.  Sicut locutus  Monteverdi 02:38
2-15.  Sicut erat  Monteverdi 01:56
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