John Kilpatrick's Monteverdi Vespers Recordings.
The Vespers of 1610 was performed by Ensemble MDCX in 2010, first as part of the Buxton Festival Fringe in St John's Church, and later at Ecclesall Parish Church, Sheffield.
These are recordings of the second performance
- 25 September 2010.
Please note that both the performance and the recordings are amateur - don't expect too much of them!
They are MP3s of varying in size from under 1MB to over 12MB. Click on the icon to hear the number.
Deus in adjutorium - intontaion and response
Dixit Dominus - chorus with soli
Nigra Sum - tenor solo
Laudate Pueri - chorus with soli
Pulchra es - soprano duet
Laetatus sum - chorus with soli
Duo Seraphim - tenor duet, tenor trio
Nisi Dominus - chorus
Audi Coelum - tenor solo & echo, chorus
Lauda Jerusalem - chorus
Sonata sopra Sancta Maria - instrumental sonata with sopranos
Ave Maris Stella - choruses, soli, & instrumental ritornelli
As an alternative to the complete Magnificat, here it is broken down into its separate numbers
Magnificat anima mea - ensemble
Et exultavit - tenor duet, altos
Quia respexit - tenors, wind instruments
Quia fecit - bass duet, alto, violins in dialogue
Et misericordia - chorus
Fecit potentiam - altos, violins
Deposuit potentes - tenors, trumpets* in echo, violins in echo
Esurientes - sopranos, trumpets*
Suscepit Israel - soprano duet, tenors
Sicut locutus - altos, strings and wind in dialogue
Gloria - tenor duet (echo), sopranos
Sicut erat - full ensemble
* should be cornetti, of course!
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