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San Marco Cathedral in Venice,
where Gabrieli played his music
of Giovanni Gabrieli
was an organist at the San Marco Cathedral in Venice and
preceeded Monteverdi's tenure there. The
following four selections are from a set of three albums that
were recorded by Columbia Records in Gabrielli's own San Marco
Cathedral in Venice in the 1960s and featured The Gregg Smith
Singers, the Texas Boys Choir, the Edward Tarr Brass Ensemble,
E. Power Biggs and Vittorio Negri, conductor. These recordings
were a tremedous revelation of the music of this fine composer
as they fully reveal the glory of his music. The albums were
called The Glory of Gabrielli, The Glory of Venice, and The
Glory of Gabrieli, Volume III. These albums are long out of
print, but Sony has re-released some, if not all, of the
material from these albums in CD format.
Kyrie This glorious Kyrie is from a mass for three
choirs from which only the Kyrie and the Sanctus (with its
accompanying Benedictus) remain.
Gloria A beautiful realization of the Gloria from
another set of extant movements, this one for two choirs.
Plaudite, Psalite A powerful uplifting in praise and
worship is this great composition for three choirs.
O Magnum Mysterium Gabrieli's setting of the Christmas
text O Magnum Mysterium (O Wonderful Mystery) concludes with a
resounding singing of alleluia!
quarti toni a 15 From the Sacrae Symphoniae of 1597.
Instrumental Ensemble of the Gabrieli Festival. Edmund Appia,
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