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The year 1585 began with such promise for the new organist of St Mark's in Venice. But within months that would change. Donald Macleod continues the story of Giovanni Gabrieli.

The year 1585 began with such promise for the new organist of St Mark's in Venice. Giovanni Gabrieli, the son of a linen weaver, had secured one of the most prestigious jobs in music, playing alongside his uncle Andrea. But within months he would face enormous challenges. Donald Macleod continues the story of Giovanni Gabrieli.

Sacri di Giove augei sacre Fenici
I Fagiolini,
Robert Hollingworth, director

Udite, chiari e generosi figli
The King's Consort
Robert King, director

Magnificat a 20, a 28
Reconstructed Hugh Keyte
I Fagiolini
Robert Hollingworth, director

Maria virgo
Litaniae Beatae Mariae virginis
Ex Cathedra
Jeffrey Skidmore, director

Sonata pian e forte
Sonata a 14
Taverner Consort
Andrew Parrott, director.

1 hour

Music Played

  • Giovanni Gabrieli

    Sacri di Giove augei sacre Fenici

    Choir: I Fagiolini. Director: Robert Hollingworth. Ensemble: English Cornett and Sackbut Ensemble.
    • CHANDOS : 06-97.
    • CHANDOS.
    • 25.
  • Giovanni Gabrieli

    Udite, chiari e generosi figli

    Choir: King's Consort Choir. Ensemble: The King's Consort. Director: Robert King.
    • ANON.: Sursum coda - chant.
    • HYPERION.
    • 14.
  • Giovanni Gabrieli

    Magnificat for 20 voices, compl. Keyte

    Choir: I Fagiolini. Director: Robert Hollingworth.
    • Decca 478 3506.
    • Decca.
    • 14.
  • Giovanni Gabrieli

    Maria Virgo for 10 voices

    Choir: Ex Cathedra Choir. Conductor: Jeffrey Skidmore.
    • HYPERION : CDA-67957.
    • Hyperion.
    • 8.
  • Giovanni Gabrieli

    Litaniae beatae Mariae virginis

    Choir: Ex Cathedra Choir. Conductor: Jeffrey Skidmore.
    • HYPERION : CDA-67957.
    • Hyperion.
    • 8.
  • Giovanni Gabrieli

    Sonata pian' e forte

    Ensemble: Taverner Consort. Orchestra: Taverner Players. Conductor: Andrew Parrott.
    • EMI : CDC 7-54265-2.
    • EMI.
    • 2.
  • Giovanni Gabrieli

    Sonata a 14

    Ensemble: Taverner Consort. Conductor: Andrew Parrott.
    • EMI CDC 7542652.
    • EMI.
    • 5.

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