Amadio Freddi: Vespers (1616)
Released 30 August 2019 on Resonus Classics
Continuing our exploration of lesser-known music in the Venetian orbit, we are thrilled to present this word premiere recording of music by Amadio Freddi, maestro di cappella of Treviso Cathedral during Monteverdi’s tenure at St Mark’s, Venice.
Faye Newton – soprano, Mark Chambers – countertenor, Tim Travers-Brown – countertenor, Steven Harrold – tenor, Thomas Herford – tenor, William Gaunt – bass, Oliver Webber – violin, Jamie Savan – cornett, Steven Devine – organ.
Released 29 June 2018 on Resonus Classics
Venice 1629 CD (including P&P)
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1629 was a remarkable year for new music in Venice. Heinrich Schütz came to the city to learn of the new Italian style from Claudio Monteverdi and his contemporaries, publishing his seminal first volume of Symphoniae sacrae during his visit. Further innovative collections from Dario Castello, Alessandro Grandi and Biagio Marini contributed to this pivotal moment in the development of the early Baroque style. Acclaimed period ensemble The Gonzaga Band makes its Resonus debut with a fascinating programme that encapsulates an extraordinary year in the life of this most musical of cities.
Faye Newton – soprano, Jamie Savan – cornett/director, Helen Roberts – cornett, Oliver Webber – violin, Theresa Caudle – violin/cornett, Steven Devine – organ/harpsichord.
Chandos / Chaconne, 2011 – listen to extracts on the Chandos website.
“Congregations in 17th-century Ancona or Bologna would have been lucky indeed to hear instrumental playing remotely as vivid as the Gonzaga Band’s”, Gramophone
“Savan and company have an instinctive feel for this repertoire, their persuasive performances delivered with terrific flair and panache”, BBC Music.
Chandos / Chaconne, 2009: listen to extracts on the Chandos website.
“Faultless and fascinating”, Gramophone
“Sacred Garland …is one of those discs which so perfectly seems to capture an entire lost world in microcosm.” International Record Review
“CD of the Week”, ABC Classic FM Radio, Australia