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Vivaldi: Sacred Music, Vol. 5
Antonio Vivaldi, Robin Blaze, King's Consort
Vivaldi: Sacred Music, Vol. 5
Genres: Pop, Classical
 
This fifth release in Robert King's traversal of Vivaldi's sacred vocal music offers lovely cantatas for solo voices. In turbato mare and O qui coeli consist of two arias separated by a recitative and a concluding "Allelui...  more »

     
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All Artists: Antonio Vivaldi, Robin Blaze, King's Consort, Susan Gritton, Charles Daniels
Title: Vivaldi: Sacred Music, Vol. 5
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Label: Hyperion UK
Release Date: 2/9/1999
Album Type: Import
Genres: Pop, Classical
Styles: Vocal Pop, Opera & Classical Vocal, Historical Periods, Baroque (c.1600-1750), Sacred & Religious, Symphonies
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPCs: 034571167992, 003457116799

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This fifth release in Robert King's traversal of Vivaldi's sacred vocal music offers lovely cantatas for solo voices. In turbato mare and O qui coeli consist of two arias separated by a recitative and a concluding "Alleluia." In both, written for solo soprano, the major emotional thrust (Vivaldi's vocal writing looks ahead toward the bel canto style) is in the sizable arias; the other movements are short and relatively perfunctory. Non in pratis contains a major solo alto aria (eight minutes of great lyricism, surrounded by several short movements); Deus tuorum militum is a one-movement, quasi-operatic little duet for alto and tenor. The Stabat Mater (for solo countertenor) and Confitebor (for alto, tenor, and bass) are differently structured; both consist of a large number of short, contrasting movements that firm up dramatically. The singing is unfailingly excellent, King and his players provide spirited support, and the disc is beautifully recorded. --Paul Turok
 

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Vivaldi: Sacred Music, Vol. 5
Bjorn Viberg | European Union | 08/13/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Vivaldi: Sacred Music, Vol. 5~ Neal Davies is a splendid recording with music that speaks directly into the soul. The lyrics are laden with a devout biblical message and it is so nice to hear a person with such devout faith praise God. This recording has a wonderful ensemble of musicians and singers. Susan Gritton sings like an angel and Robin Blaze's vocal skills are quite up to par for this kind of music. The book-let is an excellent piece of work and has a very-well written short essay by Michael Talbot. This is a recording not to be missed. I highly recommend it.
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