Carlo Gesualdo


Sacrae Cantiones, Liber secundus

I: Virgo benedicta
II: Da pacem Domine
III: Sana me Domine
IV: Ave sanctissima Maria
V: O Oriens
VI: Discedite a me omnes
VII: Gaudeamus omnes
VIII: Veni Creator Spiritus
IX: O sacrum convivium
X: Adoramus te Christe
XI: Veni sponsa Christi
XII: Assumpta est Maria
XIII: Verba mea
XIV: Ardens est cor meum
XV: Ne derelinquas me
XVI: O Beata Mater
XVII: Ad te levavi
XVIII: Franciscus humilis et pauper
XIX: O anima sanctissima
XX: Illumina nos

It has taken three whole years, but my reconstruction of all twenty motets Gesualdo's Sacrae Cantiones is now complete.

For details of voice ranges for each of the motets please download the Gesualdo-List-of-ranges

My 54-page supporting article...

JAMES WOOD
Gesualdo: Sacrae Cantiones II
An analysis towards reconstruction

contains not only a detailed analysis of Gesualdo's contrapuntal style as it applies to the task of reconstruction, but also sections on historical background, performance practice, tuning and temperament.

You can download this here but be aware that this document is still being constantly updated.

Scores are now available for purchase direct from JW Edition. Please e-mail me with your requirements. Prices can be found here (Please scroll to the bottom of the page).


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