The Sixteen & Harry Christophers - Monteverdi: The Selva morale e spirituale Collection (2017)
Classical, Choral | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 03:33:24 | 491 MB
Label: CORO | Release Year: 2017
The Moral and Spiritual Selva (literally "Moral and Spiritual Forest") is a collection of forty sacred works by Monteverdi published in 1641, two years before its demise. The whole collection, and more particularly some pieces, in particular the two Magnificat it contains, have similarities with Vespro della Beata Vergine. According to the dedication of the original edition, the Selva would include plays composed by Monteverdi for the court of the Duke of Mantua, but in reality it is rather a collation of scores for the Cathedral of St. Mark Where Monteverdi was a chapel master from 1613 onwards. The collection thus unites his major sacred works in the form of an artistic quasi testament, considering that at the age of seventy-four, the composer knew that he would soon To bow out. The extraordinary richness of the collection, which alternates genres and formats very diverse, truly represents a "compendium" of the most indispensable; This is the superb British ensemble The Sixteen who holds the bar, and masterfully.