Donald Macleod focuses on the madrigals produced by Andrea Gabrieli.
For the whole of the second half of the 16th C, the name of Gabrieli dominated the musical life of Venice. Andrea and nephew Giovanni Gabrieli presided over public music-making at a time when the city was beginning to emerge as one of the most important centres of musical life in Europe. In the first programme, Donald Macleod focuses on the madrigals produced by Andrea, written primarily for the countless feast days held in the City every year.
Ricercard del Duodecimo tono
NIMBUS NI 5236
Asia Felice hor ben posso chiarmarmi;
Amami, vita mia, ch'io t'amo anchora;
CHANDOS CHAN 0697
T5, 11, 3
Felice d'Adria; Sassi, palae, sabbion del Adrian lio;
Chi'nde dara la bose al solfizar;
Ancor Che Col Partire
The King's Consort
HYPERION CDA 67048
DISC 1 T9
Hor ch'a noi torna la stagion novella;
Voi non volete, donna;
Mirami, vita mia, miram'un poco
T13, 15, 18
Canzon arioso; Fantasia Allegra;
Canzon Francese detta Petit Jacquet
Liuwe Tamminga (organ)
Donald Macleod presents organ works and sacred vocal music written for St Mark's, Venice.
In 1585 Giovanni Gabrieli became one of the organists at St Mark's in Venice, alongside his uncle Andrea. Donald Macleod introduces some of organ works and sacred vocal music written during that period.
Donald Macleod presents works written for the unique space of St Mark's Basilica.
Donald Macleod introduces a selection of works written for the unique acoustical spaces of St Mark's Basilica in Venice.
Donald Macleod introduces music from a recreation of the feast of San Rocco in 1608.
Next to St Mark's Basilica, the Scuola Grande of San Rocco played the most significant role in the promotion of music-making in Venice. Donald Macleod introduces music taken from a recreation of what the celebrations might have been like on the feast of San Rocco in 1608.
Donald Macleod introduces music by the Gabrielis to mark Venetian high days and holidays.
Donald Macleod introduces more music by the Gabrielis to celebrate Venetian high days and holidays.