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I Fagiolini - Monteverdi: The Other Vespers
2 June 2017 7:30 PM
I Fagiolini - Monteverdi : The Other Vespers

Music to include choral works by Monteverdi, Giovanni Gabrieli, Castello and Viadana.

Singers, cornetts and sackbuts, early baroque violins, theorbos and organ bring to life this ravishing music to mark the 450th anniversary of Monteverdi’s birth and vocal ensemble I Fagiolini’s own 30th anniversary year.

In 1640, towards the end of his life, Monteverdi published a second collection of church music that he hadn’t included in his now-famous earlier collection, the 1610 Vespers. No strangers to Salisbury Cathedral, last appearing here in How Like An Angel with Australian circus company Circa, I Fagiolini offers an alternative Vespers taken from this second collection, packed with beautiful music that is comparatively unknown to modern-day audiences.

Monteverdi’s fabulous psalm settings sit beside delightful surprises like his music for cornetto (an early wind instrument) and voices (which sounds not unlike saxophonist Jan Garbarek’s collaboration with the Hilliard Ensemble), Salisbury Cathedral ably standing in for the grand acoustic of St Mark’s in Venice, the basilica which much of this music was written.


Kindly supported by the Friends of Salisbury Festival.


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Salisbury Cathedral
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2 June 2017
7:30 pm

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