Händel - Caldara: Carmelite Vespers 1709
 
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Händel - Caldara: Carmelite Vespers 1709

2 April 2012

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  Song Title
Time
Popularity  
1
Deus in adiutorium meum intende
0:46
2
Haec est regina: Haec est regina virginum
4:01
3
Haec est regina: Virgo Dei genitrix
1:18
4
Laetatus sum: Laetatus sum in his
4:43
5
Laetatus sum: Jerusalem quae aedificatur
5:33
6
Illuc enim ascenderunt
4:21
7
Laetatus sum: Rogate quae ad pacem
3:20
8
Laetatus sum: Propter fratres meos
2:44
9
Laetatus sum: Sicut erat in principio
3:06
10
Saeviat tellus: Saeviat tellus inter rigores
5:53
11
Saeviat tellus: Recitativo: Carmelitarum ut confirmat ordinem
0:54
12
Saeviat tellus: O nox dulcis
6:37
13
Saeviat tellus: Stellae fidei
3:18
14
Saeviat tellus: Recitativo: Sub tantae virginis tutela
0:26
15
Saeviat tellus: Alleluia
2:00
Disc 2
1
Te decus virgineum - Allegro
3:08
2
Dixit Domino meo
5:22
3
Dixit Dominus: Virgam virtutis tuae
3:12
4
Dixit Dominus: Tecum principium in die virtutis
2:38
5
Dixit Dominus: Juravit Dominus
2:33
6
Secundum ordinem Melchisedech
1:43
7
Dominus a dextris tuis
6:41
8
De torrente in via
4:14
9
Dixit Dominus: Gloria Patri, et Filio
6:54
10
Salve Regina: Salve Regina
2:58
11
Salve Regina: Ad te clamamus
3:22
12
Salve Regina: Eia ergo, advocata nostra
3:23
13
Salve Regina: O clemens, o pia
1:45
14
Ora pro nobis
0:28
15
Protege domine
0:33


Product details

  • Original Release Date: 16 Mar 2012
  • Release Date: 16 Mar 2012
  • Number of Discs: 2
  • Label: deutsche harmonia mundi
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  • Total Length: 1:37:54
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  • ASIN: B007L01THA
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 93,845 in MP3 Albums (See Top 100 in MP3 Albums)

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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Baroque sacred music at its best 9 July 2012
By E. L. Wisty TOP 500 REVIEWER VINE VOICE
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Despite the cover blurb, it can hardly be certain that this exact programme of material was performed at the two Vespers for the Feast of Our Lady of Mount Carmel at the Church of Santa Maria di Montesanto in 1709. But despite such, this is fabulous music on show here in varied musical styles, choral and solo pieces mixed with plainchant, both from the youthful Handel, who despite his Lutheran associations was recognised as a great talent and invited to compose music for the Catholic liturgy, and from the older Venetian composer Antonio Caldara.

There is a superb set of soloists employed here - soprano Roberta Invernizzi, a perennial favourite of mine, along with soprano Robin Johannsen, gorgeously voiced countertenor Martin Oro, tenor Markus Brutscher and the thunderous voice of bass Antonio Abete. The choir would normally be a little too large in number of personnel for my liking, but their sound delivers a real integrity. The orchestration is brisk and vivacious, and the recording quality is excellent. This is an unmissable disc reviving the sheer grandeur of those celebrations three centuries ago.
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10 of 11 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Overwhelming 5 April 2012
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The Vespers as they could have been performed 300+ years ago. Do we know 100% certain that it was performed as presented to us on these 2 cd set and is that important? When i listen to the glorious music by Händel and Caldara the question seems no longer relevant. The performance is bright and vivid, well played, lifting my spirits and never dull. If you like Vespers, don't miss this one. Well done DHM and a big thanks to all performers!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Baroque at its best 24 Feb 2013
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I came across this title by accident and was intrigued. Many years ago I bought a double CD of Caldara's Maddalena ai piedi di Cristo by Rene Jacobs from an East London market stall for a bargain £4.99. It's an odd piece but has some great music and it alerted me to Antonio Caldara as a composer to explore. Handel obviously needed no such introduction.

The Carmelite Vespers as recorded here are not sung in a darkened monastery; in fact the plainchant tracks that top and tail the recording feel a little like an added afterthought. Historically it's also unlikely that Handel and Caldara ever worked together to produce a coherent work. However, don't let that put you off. This is Baroque with bells on - the soprano, Roberta Invernizzi, in particular is clearly having a whale of a time. Whatever the historical underpinning, it all works as a musical extravaganza. Play it loud and enjoy!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Baroque at its best! 6 Mar 2013
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I came across this title by accident and was intrigued. Many years ago I bought a double CD of Caldara's Maddalena ai piedi di Cristo by Rene Jacobs from an East London market stall for a bargain £4.99. It's an odd piece but has some great music and it alerted me to Antonio Caldara as a composer to explore. Handel obviously needed no such introduction.

The Carmelite Vespers as recorded here are not sung in a darkened monastery; in fact the plainchant tracks that top and tail the recording feel a little like an added afterthought. Historically it's also unlikely that Handel and Caldara ever worked together to produce a coherent work. However, don't let that put you off. This is Baroque with bells on - the soprano, Roberta Invernizzi, in particular is clearly having a whale of a time. Whatever the historical underpinning, it all works as a musical extravaganza. Play it loud and enjoy!
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3 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars WOW! 12 Jun 2012
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I like this style of music. The performances are excellent, and the quality of the recording blew my socks off. Very strongly recommended.
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