Mass on the Battle

I Cantori di San Marco
12 singers, 8 instruments, organ
Conductor: Marco Gemmani

DVD Missa

  1. Introitus, G. Croce – Percussit Saul a 8 voci in 2 cori
  2. Kyrie, G. Croce – Kyrie-Missa Secunda Sopra la Battaglia a 8 voci in 2 cori
  3. Gloria, A. Grandi – Gloria-Messa a 4 (soli) a 8 voci e 4 strumenti in 3 cori*
  4. Infra lecturas, L. Balbi – Prope est Dominus a 4 voci
  5. Alleluia, G. Diruta – Ricercare dell’Undecimo Tuono a 4 strumenti
  6. Credo, G. Croce – Credo-Missa Secunda Sopra la Battaglia a 8 voci in 2 cori
  7. Offertorium A. Gabrieli – Benedictus Dominus Deus Sabaoth a 8 voci in 2 cori
  8. Sanctus, G. Croce – Sanctus-Missa Secunda Sopra la Battaglia a 8 voci in 2 cori
  9. Ad elevationis, A. Grandi – O salutaris hostia a 2 voci
  10. Benedictus, C. Croce – Benedictus-Missa Secunda Sopra la Battaglia a 8 voci in 2 cori
  11. Agnus Dei, G. Croce – Agnus Dei–Missa Secunda Sopra la Battaglia a 8 voci in 2 cori
  12. Communio, A. Balbi – Percusso Philisteo a 8 voci in 2 cori
  13. Finalis, A. Gabrieli – Deus misereatur a 12 voci in 3 cori

This program was performed to celebrate the 500-year anniversary of Feltre’s Duomo reconstruction. It exemplifies the 16th century “political” works, a genre born in Venice in that moment: due to their text’s and music’s rhetorical structure, these compositions were created to transmit to the public a precise political message. Venetian composers were able to transform the cryptic Renaissance motets into highly communicative structures, where different and well defined musical situations alternate, increasing more and more their rhythm. These compositions were intended to communicate the great power of Venice.

Duration: 50 minutes

LIVE RECORDING

  • A. Grandi (1577 – 1630)
    Gloria-Messa, for four soloists, eight voices and four instruments in three choirs  *
  • G. Croce (1557 – 1609)
    Credo-Missa Secunda Sopra la Battaglia, for eight voices in two choirs
  • A. Gabrieli (1533 – 1585)
    Deus misereatur, for twelve voices in three choirs *

* First execution in modern times