Giaches de Wert: Divine Theatre - Sacred Motets - Stile Antico

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Divine Theatre - Sacred Motets
Giaches de Wert
Stile Antico
Harmonia Mundi
1 CD
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Catalogue Number: HMM807620

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Franco-Flemish composer Giaches de Wert wrote a considerable amount of sacred music during the late Renaissance, but little of it was published during his lifetime. Only three books of motets were released in 1566 and 1581. Stile Antico's new album introduces us to another side of this composer who, though Flemish-born, spent most of his life in Italy, primarily in Mantua, where he was to remain for the rest of his life, though not without maintaining connections (both musical and, during the mid-late 1580s, romantic) with the court at Ferrara, where the lively musical life must have been a welcome distraction from his not-always-happy existence at the Mantuan court. The unique and dramatic style of these remarkable motets cannot fail to ravish explorers of this 'divine theatre'.

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  • Gaudete in Domino
  • Hoc enim sentite in vobis
  • Saule, Saule
  • Vox in Rama
  • Amen, amen dico vobis
  • Egressus Jesus
  • Peccavi super numerum
  • O crux ave
  • Ascendente Jesu
  • Virgo Maria hodie ad coelum
  • Quiescat vox tua
  • Deus iustus, et salvans
  • O altitudo divitiarum

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