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King's Singers: Gesualdo

Song NameComposer
Lectio 1
Responsories from 1st Nocturn:Carlo Gesualdo
- In Monte OlivetiCarlo Gesualdo
- Tristis est anima meaCarlo Gesualdo
- Ecce vidimus eumCarlo Gesualdo
Lectio 2
Responsories from 2nd Nocturn:Carlo Gesualdo
- Amicus meus osculiCarlo Gesualdo
- Judas mercator pessimusCarlo Gesualdo
- Unus ex discipulis meisCarlo Gesualdo
Lectio 3
Responsories from 3rd Nocturn:Carlo Gesualdo
- Eram quasi agnus innocensCarlo Gesualdo
- Une hora non potuistisCarlo Gesualdo
- Seniores populi consiliumCarlo Gesualdo
BenedictusCarlo Gesualdo
Christus factus estCarlo Gesualdo

If you like The King's Singers, you'll love this CD! Gesualdo: Tenebrae Responsories for Maundy Thursday offers a small slice from the liturgy used for Holy Week. All tracks are superbly performed. The voices weave together to form a solid fabric of stunning polyphony. The responsories, here, are divided into three sets beginning with lessons from the Lamentations of Jeremiah. Gesualdo, an eccentric Italian prince and one of the Renaissance's more innovative composers, is best remembered for killing his wife and her lover while they were in bed together. His guilt over this shocking and passionate act is said to be mirrored in his music with its chromatic and often indulgent lines. The music is liturgical in nature, but this recording can be appreciated inside and out of the sanctuary.

Item code: 7104C | 1 CD | $16.98 |add item to cart
Early Music  | A Cappella | Male | England
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