EX CATHEDRA RECORDS

Music of Venice

MUSIC OF VENICE

Performed by Early Music New York - Frederick Renz, Director

Strings: Scott Metcalfe - violin; Marika Holmqvist - violin; Daniel Elyar -viola; Peter Kupfer,- viola; Christine Gummere - violoncello; Jay Elfenbein - viola da brazzo per basso, violone grosso
Winds: Michael Collver - cornetto, trumpet; Kris Ingles - trumpet, cornetto; Gregory Ingles - alto & tenor trombones, trumpet; Erik Schmalz - tenor trombone, trumpet; Mack Ramsey - bass trombone, trumpet; Adam Bregman - tenor & bass trombones; Christa Patton - ciaramella, bagpipes, shawm; Robert Wiemkin - bass dulcian
Continuo: Daniel Swenberg - theorbo, tenor & bass lutes; Charles Weaver - tenor lute, theorbo; Christa Patton - Italian double & Renaissance harp; Dongsok Shin - chamber organ



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Instrumental music inspired by Venice's San Marco (basilica) in the late 16th & early 17th centuries - festive celebratory works for sackbuts, cornettos, theorbos, Italian double harp, guitar, bagpipes, shawm and a band violins - includes polychoral works by Giovanni Gabrieli and Ludovico Viadana; toccatas and ritornelli by Claudio Monteverdi and Cesare Bendinelli, dances by Giorgio Mainerio, Joan Dalza, Lorenzo Allegri and Gasparo Zanetti; sonatas by Biagio Marini, and Cessario Gussago; canzonas by Tarquinio Merula, Pietro Lappi; and others. The repertoire chosen for this album is of the opulent "Venetian School" with original editions printed in Venice.

PLAY LIST (click a selection for a 30 sec mp3 preview)

1.Sonata "di Sarassineta" Cesare Bendinelli, ca.1540-1617

2.Canzon duodecima à 10 Giovanni Gabrieli, ca.1536-1612

3.Sonata "La Schilina"Cesario Gussago, fl.1599-1612

4.Ballo della "Notte d'amore" - [Pavane], Gagliarda, Corrente
Lorenzo Allegri, ca.1573-1648

5.Canzone à 2 "La Monteverde" Tarquinio Merula, ca.1594-1665

6.Sinfonia à 8 "La Venetiana" Ludovico Viadana, 1560-1627

7.Sinfonia, Zarabanda, Corrente, Passacalio Biagio Marini, 1594-1663

8.Alemana, "La Mantovana"Gasparo Zanetti, fl.1625-1645

9.Caro Ortolano, Ungarescha, Ballo Francese, Schiarazula Marazula,
     La Lavandara, GagliardaGiorgio Mainerio, ca.1535-1582

10.Canzon a duoi liuttiGiovanni Antonio Terzi, arr, fl.1593-1599.

11.Toccata, 5 Ritornelli, & Moresca from opera Orfeo
Claudio Monteverdi, 1567-1643

12.Gagliarda "Venetiana"Antonio Gardano, pub.

13.Balletto alemano "Il Monteverde" Biagio Marini, 1594-1663

14.SonataDario Castello, ca.1590-1630

15.Pavana/Saltarello/Piva "Veneziana" Joan Ambrosio Dalza, fl.1500-1510

16.Canzon à 13 "La Monteverde"Pietro Lappi. Ca.1575-1630