A New Venetian Coronation 1595

A New Venetian Coronation 1595

Gabrieli Consort & Players

Paul McCreesh (conductor)

Best Early Music Recording, Gramophone Classical Music Awards 2013

A sumptuous new recording of Gabrieli Consort & Players’ first award-winning CD, A Venetian Coronation 1595. Nearly a quarter of a century later, Paul McCreesh has reworked his imaginative reconstruction of a glorious late 16th century Coronation Mass at St Mark’s, Venice. This is an exciting new version of one of Gabrieli’s most influential and enduringly popular programmes.

Excerpt: Deus

“This vividly atmospheric and engrossing remake is an improvement in almost every other respect.”BBC Review

“It’s a marvellous achievement, incorporating the rapturous choral polyphony of Andrea and Giovanni Gabrieli interspersed with passages of organ and period-instrument arrangements of cornets, sackbuts and shawms. It’s never less than enthralling, especially the lengthy opening ‘procession’…”Independent

“The result truly befits a coronation at arguably the artistic peak in the history of Venice. Make sure to set the time aside to hear this wonderful performance – or rather event – in one sitting…”Early Music Today

Winged Lion / Signum Classics

SIGCD 287

June 2012