Amadio Freddi: Vespers (1616) The Gonzaga Band & Jamie Savan

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  • Ignazio Donati (1570 - 1638):
  • 1Domine ad adiuvandum02:13
  • Amadio Freddi (1570 - 1634):
  • 2Dixit Dominus05:20
  • Biagio Marini (1594 - 1663):
  • 3Sinfonia: La Cornera02:29
  • Giovanni Gabrieli (1557 - 1612):
  • 4Intonazione del Secondo Tono00:28
  • Amadio Freddi:
  • 5Laudate Pueri04:03
  • Alessandro Grandi (1586 - 1630):
  • 6Tota pulchra es04:39
  • Amadio Freddi:
  • 7Laetatus sum05:26
  • Dario Castello (1602 - 1631):
  • 8Seconda Sonata04:43
  • Giovanni Gabrieli:
  • 9Intonazione del Ottavo Tono00:34
  • Amadio Freddi:
  • 10Nisi Dominus04:12
  • 11Cognoscam te, Domine02:57
  • Giovanni Gabrieli:
  • 12Intonazione del Terzo et Quarto Tono00:36
  • Amadio Freddi:
  • 13Lauda Jerusalem03:51
  • Biagio Marini:
  • 14Sinfona: La Martinenga02:24
  • Biagio Marini
  • 15Ave maris stella03:36
  • Amadio Freddi:
  • 16Salve Regina02:46
  • Andrea Gabrieli (1533 - 1585):
  • 17Intonazione del Sesto Tono01:21
  • Amadio Freddi:
  • 18Magnificat Sesto Tono06:24
  • Total Runtime58:02

Info for Amadio Freddi: Vespers (1616)

Following the international success of their first album on Resonus, Venice 1629, Jamie Savan with his acclaimed period group The Gonzaga Band continue their exploration of lesser-known music in the Baroque Venetian orbit. Here they uncover the Vespers (1616), a forgotten masterpiece by Amadio Freddi, maestro di cappella of Treviso Cathedral during Monteverdi’s tenure at St Mark’s in Venice.

Luminous vocal textures and sparkling instrumental writing, together with harmonic originality and melodic invention combine to reveal a fascinating composer with a unique voice, heard again for the first time in this world premiere recording.

The Gonzaga Band
Jamie Savan, director

Jamie Savan
is director of the Gonzaga Band, and is lucky enough to combine his performing career with an academic position as Professor of Performance-led Research at the Royal Birmingham Conservatoire. He is also active as a solo recitalist, as a chamber musician with His Majestys Sagbutts & Cornetts and as an orchestral principal with the English Baroque Soloists under Sir John Eliot Gardiner. He has performed with many other of the world’s leading period-instrument ensembles, including Concerto Palatino, Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra, and Bach Collegium Japan to name but a few, and enjoys exploring the many facets of his instrument, ranging from Renaissance improvisation techniques to new music for cornett and live electronics.

Faye Newton
enjoys a diverse repertoire spanning some six centuries and embracing many aspects of the solo voice, from intimate lute-song recitals and consort singing to baroque opera and collaborations with some of the leading orchestras and choirs on the European scene for historically-informed performance. For much of the past decade she has performed as a soloist with the New London Consort, most notably at the BBC Proms and in Jonathan Miller’s productions of Monteverdi’s ‘Orfeo’, and Purcell’s ‘Dido and Aeneas’, delighting audiences across four continents. Faye can often be heard performing solo-voice Bach Cantatas with the Feinstein Ensemble at St Martin in the Fields and the Southbank Centre, London. Faye has a particular love for the music of Monteverdi and his contemporaries and in addition to her work with The Gonzaga Band she features on Andrew Parrott’s recording of Monteverdi’s Orfeo released in 2013, singing the role of ‘Euridice’ opposite Charles Daniels in the title role. Other notable recordings include ‘The Language of Love’, songs of the troubadour and trouvères with Duo Trobairitz, released by Hyperion and selected as American Record Guide Choice of 2007; music by Giovanni Battista Grillo with His Majestys Sagbutts & Cornetts; and a recent recording of English rounds and grounds entitled ‘Twenty waies upon the Bels’ with Pellingmans’ Saraband.

Steven Devine
enjoys a busy career as a music director and keyboard player working with some of the finest musicians. He is the co-principal keyboard player with the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment and also the principal keyboard player for The Gonzaga Band, Apollo and Pan, The Classical Opera Company and performs regularly with many other groups internationally. He has numerous solo recordings to his credit, including Bach’s Goldberg Variations (Chandos) hailed by Gramophone as “among the best”, and a three-CD set of the complete harpsichord works of Rameau (Resonus) which received five-star reviews from the BBC Music Magazine. Steven’s latest solo project with Resonus Classics is Bach’s Well-Tempered Clavier, of which Book 1 was recorded and released earlier in 2019.

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