Monteverdi Vespers of 1610


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Choral works by the celebrated seventeenth-century composer Monteverdi

Product Details
Artist: The Rodolfus Choir
Orchestra: Southern Sinfonia
Director: Ralph Allwood
Soprano: Sophie Bevan
Countertenor: Clint van der Linde
Tenor: Ben Johnson
Baritone: Hakan Vramsmo
Baritone: Colin Campbell
Label: Signum (Released: October 2010)

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 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, the Rodolfus Choir perform earlymusic as sensitively and musically as they perform music of the twentieth-century.

Full Track Listing
Disc 1
1. Dominus ad adiuvandum
2. Dixit Dominus
3. Nigra sum
4. Laudate pueri
5. Pulchra est
6. Laetatus sum
7. Duo seraphim
8. Nisi Dominus
9. Audi coelum

Disc 2
1. Laudata Jerusalem
2. Sonata
3. Ave maris stella
4. Magnificat
5. Et exultavit
6. Quia respexit
7. Qua fecit
8. Et misericordia
9. Fecit potentiam
10. Deposuit
11. Esurientes
12. Suscepit
13. Sicut locutus
14. Sicut locutus
15. Sicut erat

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

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