Subtitled ‘for three violins . . . or other instruments’ ~ trumpets and oboes also work very well ~ this work is definitely the ‘odd man’ in the 1615 collection. It’s clear cut style and continuo part ~ supplied here with a realised keyboard part ~ clearly look forward to the early baroque.
Gabrieli is one of the truly great composers but sadly neglected. His compositions, moreover, are rarely of great technical difficulty, making them ideal for mixed ensembles and school use. We hope this edition will bring these magnificent pieces to a wider audience, especially the young.
- Each set contains a score and parts for brass, woodwind and string instruments to allow performances by practically any combination as well as brass only.
- This new Performing Edition of Gabrieli's Sacrae Symphoniae and Canzoni e Sonate was prepared for the recording by the LSO Brass on Naxos Records:
- Vol 1 - 8553609
- Vol 2 - 8553873
- Vol 3 - 8554129
"...the playing is superb...three CDs which embody all of Gabrieli's instrumental ensemble works, the first such collection in the world" - Musician
"...scrupulously prepared new edition" - BBC Music Magazine
"...notes, both scholarly and informative...an exciting series" - Guardian