Tenebræ Responses for Good Friday
Title:

Tenebræ Responses for Good Friday

Artists:

Andrew Parrott
Taverner Consort & Choir

Release Date:

2nd December 2013

Cat No:

AV 2305

Price:

£12.49

Summary:

Commemorating the 400th anniversary of the death of Carlo Gesualdo, the harmonically adventurous and experimental 16th-century Italian composer, Prince of Venosa, Andrew Parrott and his Taverner Consort & Choir offer a newly repackaged reissue of their seminal recording of Tenebræ, the composer’s final group of sacred madrigals devoted to Good Friday. The Taverner singers navigate Gesualdo’s highly symbolic polyphonic structures with idiomatic first-rate performances and incisive scholarship.

Tracklist:

Carlo Gesualdo (c. 1560–1613)
Tenebræ Responses For Good Friday
(Responsoria, 1611)
In I. Nocturno
1    antiphon – Astiterunt reges terrae (3:14)
      psalm – Quare fremuerunt gentes (Ps 2)
      antiphon – Astiterunt reges terrae
2    lectio I – De Lamentatione…Heth (1:47)
3    resp. i – Omnes amici mei (4:13)
4    lectio II – Lamed (1:37)
5    resp. ii – Velum templi (3:26)
6    lectio III – Aleph (2:03)
7    resp. iii – Vinea mea electa (4:50)
In II. Nocturno
8    antiphon – Alieni insurrexerunt (2:44)
      psalm – Deus in nomine tuo (Ps 53)
      antiphon – Alieni insurrexerunt
9    lectio IV – Ex Tractatu…Protexisti me (2:16)
10  resp. iv – Tamquam ad latronem (3:12)
11   lectio V – Tanta opera bona (1:38)
12   resp. v – Tenebrae factae sunt (4:35)
13   lectio VI – Exacuerunt tamquam (2:20)
14   resp. vi – Animam meam dilectam (7:06)
In III. Nocturno
15    antiphon – Captabunt in animam justi (3:05)
         psalm – Deus ultionum Dominus (Ps 93)
antiphon – Captabunt in animam justi
16    lectio VII – De Epistola… Festinemus (1:47)
17    resp. vii – Tradiderunt me (2:45)
18    lectio VIII – Adeamus ergo (1:10)
19    resp. viii – Jesum tradidit impius (3:58)
20    lectio IX – Nec quisquam (1:50)
21    resp. ix – Caligaverunt oculi mei (6:51)
Total time: 67:16

Recording: 23–25 October 1996, St Bartholomew’s Church, Orford, Suffolk
Producer: John Hadden
Recording engineers: John Hadden, David Henschel

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