Monteverdi: Selva Morale e Spirituale Volume 1 - 3

Monteverdi: Selva Morale e Spirituale Volume 1 - 3 cover $47.00 Out of Stock
2-6 weeks
add to cart

Monteverdi: Selva Morale e Spirituale Volume 1 - 3
The Sixteen, Harry Christophers

[ Coro / 3 CD Box Set ]

Release Date: Wednesday 20 September 2017

This item is currently out of stock. We expect to be able to supply it to you within 2 - 4 weeks from when you place your order.

Without doubt, Monteverdi was the greatest of the early baroque composers. He revolutionised the music of the theatre and the church with his dramatic and imaginative use of voices and instruments and with his daring harmonies and rhythms. Next to his Vespers of 1610, the Selva morale e spirituale of 1641 is his most significant and virtuosic collection of sacred music.

This boxed set, released to celebrate Monteverdi's 450th anniversary, includes all three volumes of The Sixteen's celebrated recordings of the anthology.

"There is in fact some very vigorous singing at times, sometimes a little too vigorous...The instrumental ensemble is excellent and there is some truly outstanding continuo colour throughout; David Miller's chitarrone in particular has much to do with this." (International Record Review on Vol 3)

"these are some of the most spirited and individual performances of this repertory available...the standard of solo singing is very good. The ad hoc instrumentalists provide sensitive, stylish support thoughout." Five Stars BBC Music Magazine on Vol 1

"Its light instrumental continuo support is well chosen...and the acoustics of St Silas the Martyr in Kentish Town seem to be absolutely right for this ravishing music." International Record Review on Vol 2


Beatus vir (from Selva Morale e Spirituali)
Confitebor tibi III alla francese
Voi ch'ascoltate
Gloria in excelsis Deo à 7 voci
Laudate Dominum omnes gentes
Chi vol che m'innamori
Laudate pueri Primo
Salve Regina
Deus tuorum militum sors et corona
Dixit Dominus II
Laudate Dominum omnes gentes III - S S HT HT T T B B soli
Confitebor tibi, Domine
O ciechi, ciechi
Messa a 4 voci da Cappella from Selva morale e spirituale (1640)
Deus tuorum militum sors et corona
Sanctorum meritis (Primo)
Laudate Dominum
Et iterum
Ab aeterno ordinata sum
Dixit [Dominus] Primo
Laudate Dominum (Secondo)
Iste confessor
Magnificat (Secondo)
Credidi propter quod locutus sum
Pianto della Madonna 'Iam moriar, mi fili' (sopra il Lamento dell'Arianna), SV 288
Beatus vir (second setting)
È questa vita un lampo
Confitebor tibi Domine (Secondo)
Memento Domine David
Laudate pueri (Secondo)
Salve Regina (Terzo)
Magnificat Primo

Monteverdi: Selva morale e spirituale series - Harry Christophers