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Monteverdi: Vespers

Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment, The Choir of the Enlightenment, Robert Howarth

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Versicle/Response  
1
Deus in adjutorium/Domine in adiuvandum
Claudio Monteverdi; Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment; The Choir of the Enlightenment; Robert Howarth
1:59
Psalm  
2
Dixit Dominus
Claudio Monteverdi; Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment; The Choir of the Enlightenment; Robert Howarth
7:30
Concerto  
3
Nigra Sum
Claudio Monteverdi; Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment; The Choir of the Enlightenment; Robert Howarth
4:15
Psalm  
4
Laudate Pueri Domine
Claudio Monteverdi; Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment; The Choir of the Enlightenment; Robert Howarth
6:00
Motet  
5
Pulchra es
Claudio Monteverdi; Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment; The Choir of the Enlightenment; Robert Howarth
3:38
Psalm  
6
Laetatus sum
Claudio Monteverdi; Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment; The Choir of the Enlightenment; Robert Howarth
6:37
Motet  
7
Duo Seraphim
Claudio Monteverdi; Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment; The Choir of the Enlightenment; Robert Howarth
6:04
Psalm  
8
Nisi Dominus
Claudio Monteverdi; Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment; The Choir of the Enlightenment; Robert Howarth
4:33
Concerto  
9
Audi Coelum
Claudio Monteverdi; Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment; The Choir of the Enlightenment; Robert Howarth
8:30
Psalm  
10
Lauda Jerusalem
Claudio Monteverdi; Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment; The Choir of the Enlightenment; Robert Howarth
3:51
Sonata  
11
sopra "Sancta Maria"
Claudio Monteverdi; Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment; The Choir of the Enlightenment; Robert Howarth
6:35
Hymn  
12
Ave maris stella
Claudio Monteverdi; Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment; The Choir of the Enlightenment; Robert Howarth
7:15
Antiphone Substitute  
13
Exultent caeli
Claudio Monteverdi; Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment; The Choir of the Enlightenment; Robert Howarth
6:04
14
Magnificat
Claudio Monteverdi; Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment; The Choir of the Enlightenment; Robert Howarth
0:33
Magnificat  
15
Et exsultavit
Claudio Monteverdi; Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment; The Choir of the Enlightenment; Robert Howarth
1:12
16
Quia respexit
Claudio Monteverdi; Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment; The Choir of the Enlightenment; Robert Howarth
1:36
17
Quia fecit mihi magna
Claudio Monteverdi; Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment; The Choir of the Enlightenment; Robert Howarth
1:15
18
Et misericordia
Claudio Monteverdi; Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment; The Choir of the Enlightenment; Robert Howarth
2:10
19
Fecit potentiam
Claudio Monteverdi; Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment; The Choir of the Enlightenment; Robert Howarth
0:59
20
Deposuit potentes de sede
Claudio Monteverdi; Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment; The Choir of the Enlightenment; Robert Howarth
2:12
21
Esurientes implevit bonis
Claudio Monteverdi; Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment; The Choir of the Enlightenment; Robert Howarth
0:53
22
Suscepit Israel
Claudio Monteverdi; Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment; The Choir of the Enlightenment; Robert Howarth
1:11
23
Sicut locutus est
Claudio Monteverdi; Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment; The Choir of the Enlightenment; Robert Howarth
0:56
24
Gloria Patri
Claudio Monteverdi; Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment; The Choir of the Enlightenment; Robert Howarth
2:28
25
Sicut erat in principio
Claudio Monteverdi; Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment; The Choir of the Enlightenment; Robert Howarth
1:43
Antiphon Substitute  
26
Sonata Seconda (Giovanni Batista Fontana)
Giovanni Batista Fontana; Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment; The Choir of the Enlightenment; Robert Howarth
7:06
Digital Booklet
Total Playing Time    1:37:05
"... a shimmering, captivating choral sound that seems to float effortlessly through the psalms."
- The Independent

"... the Choir of the Enlightenment sings with the light freshness and clarity which have now come to be firmly associated with Baroque performances."
- Classic FM

"What is impressive is the grammatical sense (underpinned by flexible accentuation) that the choir brings to the projection of the words in Dixit Dominus and at many other places. Also, as we might expect, the instrumentalists are terrific."
- BBC Music Magazine

The Orchestra of the Age of the Enlightenment is one of the world’s leading period instrument ensembles. Led by Robert Howarth, this live recording was made in August of 2010 at Kings Place, London following the orchestra's successful tour marking the 400th anniversary of the publication of the work.

"For me, Monteverdi’s music enhances the text beautifully. It doesn’t matter whether one is religious or not, this music touches the human soul and reflects, sincerely and passionately the true meaning of the texts in the psalms and motets … You don’t need to know what’s being sung to hear that this is a masterpiece. However, it was Monteverdi’s intention to show you his thoughts on the texts and I think it is that intention that drives this music."
- Robert Howarth
48 kHz / 24-bit PCM – Signum Classics Studio Masters

Recorded live in Hall One, Kings Place, London on 30 August 2010 from a concert presented by the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment.
Producer: Adrian Peacock
Recording Engineer: Mike Hatch
Recording Assistant: Craig Jenkins
Editor: Dave Rowell

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