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Songs of Ecstasy and Devotion

Musica Secreta

Songs of Ecstasy and Devotion

...celebrating International Women's Day
CKD 071 (Linn Records)
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1
Componimenti Musicali: Filii Syon exultate

Componimenti Musicali: Filii Syon exultate

Composer Lucrezia Vizzana
Band Musica Secreta
2:37 Play $1.70
2
Componimenti Musicali: Veni dulcissime Domine

Componimenti Musicali: Veni dulcissime Domine

Composer Lucrezia Vizzana
Band Musica Secreta
2:56 Play $1.70
3
Componimenti Musicali: Paratum cor meum

Componimenti Musicali: Paratum cor meum

Composer Lucrezia Vizzana
Soloist Catherine King
Band Musica Secreta
2:12 Play $1.70
4
Componimenti Musicali: Protector Noster

Componimenti Musicali: Protector Noster

Composer Lucrezia Vizzana
Soloist Catherine King
Band Musica Secreta
3:09 Play $1.70
5
Componimenti Musicali: Ave stella matutina

Componimenti Musicali: Ave stella matutina

Composer Lucrezia Vizzana
Band Musica Secreta
3:30 Play $1.70
6
Componimenti Musicali: Usquequo oblivisceris me infinem?

Componimenti Musicali: Usquequo oblivisceris me infinem?

Composer Lucrezia Vizzana
Soloist Catherine King
Band Musica Secreta
2:52 Play $1.70
7
Componimenti Musicali: Domine, quid multiplicati sunt

Componimenti Musicali: Domine, quid multiplicati sunt

Composer Lucrezia Vizzana
Band Musica Secreta
3:39 Play $1.70
8
Componimenti Musicali: Praebe mihi

Componimenti Musicali: Praebe mihi

Composer Lucrezia Vizzana
Band Musica Secreta
2:44 Play $1.70
9
Componimenti Musicali: O invictissima Christi martyr

Componimenti Musicali: O invictissima Christi martyr

Composer Lucrezia Vizzana
Soloist Catherine King
Band Musica Secreta
3:23 Play $1.70
10
Componimenti Musicali: Sonet vox tua

Componimenti Musicali: Sonet vox tua

Composer Lucrezia Vizzana
Soloist Catherine King
Band Musica Secreta
2:54 Play $1.70
11
Componimenti Musicali: Omnes gentes, cantate Domino

Componimenti Musicali: Omnes gentes, cantate Domino

Composer Lucrezia Vizzana
Soloist Catherine King
Band Musica Secreta
3:07 Play $1.70
12
Componimenti Musicali: Confiteantur tibi

Componimenti Musicali: Confiteantur tibi

Composer Lucrezia Vizzana
Band Musica Secreta
2:54 Play $1.70
13
Componimenti Musicali: Amo Christum, in cuius thalamum introibo

Componimenti Musicali: Amo Christum, in cuius thalamum introibo

Composer Lucrezia Vizzana
Band Musica Secreta
3:02 Play $1.70
14
Componimenti Musicali: O si sciret stultus mundus

Componimenti Musicali: O si sciret stultus mundus

Composer Lucrezia Vizzana
Band Musica Secreta
3:16 Play $1.70
15
Componimenti Musicali: Ornaverunt faciem templi coronis aureis

Componimenti Musicali: Ornaverunt faciem templi coronis aureis

Composer Lucrezia Vizzana
Soloist Catherine King
Band Musica Secreta
2:52 Play $1.70
16
Componimenti Musicali: O magnum mysterium

Componimenti Musicali: O magnum mysterium

Composer Lucrezia Vizzana
Band Musica Secreta
3:20 Play $1.70
17
Componimenti Musicali: Domine, Dominus noster, quam admirabile

Componimenti Musicali: Domine, Dominus noster, quam admirabile

Composer Lucrezia Vizzana
Band Musica Secreta
2:59 Play $1.70
18
Componimenti Musicali: Domine, ne in furore

Componimenti Musicali: Domine, ne in furore

Composer Lucrezia Vizzana
Band Musica Secreta
3:25 Play $1.70
19
Componimenti Musicali: Exsurgat Deus et dissipentur

Componimenti Musicali: Exsurgat Deus et dissipentur

Composer Lucrezia Vizzana
Band Musica Secreta
2:28 Play $1.70
20
Componimenti Musicali: Omnes gentes plaudite manibus

Componimenti Musicali: Omnes gentes plaudite manibus

Composer Lucrezia Vizzana
Band Musica Secreta
2:29 Play $1.70
Total Running Time 60 minutes Purchase all tracks 
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Re-released to coincide with International Women's Day on 8th March 2016, Songs of Ecstasy and Devotion celebrates the Italian composer Lucrezia Vizzana, whose musical accomplishments have been overlooked due to her gender.

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Catherine King

Catherine King

Catherine King is acknowledged as one of the most versatile mezzo-sopranos of her generation with a huge repertoire.
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Musica Secreta

Musica Secreta

Female vocal group co-founded by Tallis Scholars Tessa Bonner and Deborah Roberts with John Toll and Laurie Stras to explore the repertoire of female composers.
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'Extraordinarily worldly,even sensual, settings, ravishingly declaimed.' Classic FM Magazine

'There is no doubt about the integrity and intelligence of [the] performances, and the sound of the ensemble's female voices is refined and exquisitely sweet.' BBC Music Magazine

'Were Botticelli's Primavera to burst into song, she would probably sound like this.' Independent on Sunday

'The group's cast is a recommendation in itself.' The Sunday Times

'...admirably wrought and certainly worth discovering.' Gramophone

 

Musica Secreta, an ensemble dedicated to discovering and performing repertoire by women composers, create an exquisite sound with a performance that provides a fascinating musical insight.

This recording features Vizzana's complete surviving works: twenty finely crafted motets which are both sensual and spiritual. Vizzana learnt her craft from the Italian masters of Bologna, often in secret, creating works reminiscent of Monteverdi.

The publication of Vizzana's Componimenti Musicali in1623 was a remarkable achievement having overcome the confines of both her gender and the convent to achieve renown as a composer. Nearly four hundred years later women composers are still massively underrepresented throughout musical history, but Songs of Ecstasy and Devotion demonstrates why their voices should be more widely heard.

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The Times
'Vizzana….frequently used her exceptional musical talent to celebrate the physical, sacramental presence of Christ in all its sensuous images….The subtly variegated palette of Musica Secreta reveals her own spiritual secrets deliciously.'


Independent on Sunday
'Were Botticelli's Primavera to burst into song, she would probably sound like this.'


Classic FM Magazine
'Extraordinarily worldly, even sensual settings, ravishingly declaimed.'


The Observer
'Vizzana’s 20 motets are historical treasures wonderfully presented by the acclaimed Musica Secreta.'


The Sunday Times
'…the music is reminiscent of Monteverdi and others, but admirably wrought and certainly worth discovering...The group’s cast is a recommendation in itself, and there is no doubt that music and interpretation are evenly matched. Seraphic sounds…Musica Secreta’s fine disc shows her (Vizzana) to have been an excellent composer...all the performances are atmospheric. If they find more music of this quality, scholars will at last be able to revise musical histories without having to indulge in token feminism.'


BBC Music Magazine
4½ Stars
'There is no doubt about the integrity and intelligence of its performances, and the sound of the ensemble's female voices is refined and exquisitely sweet...'
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