Madrid 1752

Madrid 1752

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Artist: Madrid Barroco, Grover Wilkins (music director)

Composers: José de Nebra, Francisco Courcelle

Format: 1 CD


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In a letter of 20 February, 1749, Sir Benjamin Keene, Ambassador to Spain from the Court of Saint James, reported that he had once again been to the Madrid opera, in the famed Coliseo del Buen Retiro. "Nothing was ever half as magnificent as the theater," he wrote. Such was the environment in which the Spanish Court of the mid18th century enjoyed its musical life. But then we should not be surprised. For this was the time in Spain of Farinelli, by far the most celebrated castrato of his day, a time when the Queen's music teacher was Domenico Scarlatti, at a court into which would soon come another well-known Italian, Luigi Boccherini.

—Grover Wilkins

Track List

José de Nebra (1702-1768)
Principio de Maitines de Navidad
1. Praesidens: Domine labia mea aperies. Invitatorium
2. Chorus: Antiphona: Christus natus est nobis. * Venite adoremus.
3. Soprano I et chorus: Venite, exultemus Domino
4. Tenor: Quoniam Deus Magnus Dominus
5. Chorus: Quoniam ipsius est mare
6. Alto: Hodie si vocem eius audieritis,
7. Duo, Soprano I et alto: Gloria Patri et Filio et Spiritui Sancto,
8. Chorus: Sicut erat
9. Hymnus: Iesu, redemptor omnium,

José de Nebra
Responsorium I
(Responsorium I, Nocturni I, Nativitatis Domini 1752)
10. Chorus: Hodie nobis caelorum Rex de Virgine
11. Duo, sopranos et chorus: Aire de Pastoral: Gloria in excelsis Deo
12. Chorus: Gaudet exercitus Angelorum,
13. Duo, sopranos et chorus: Gloria Patri et Filio et Spiritui Sancto.
14. Chorus: Hodie nobis caelorum Rex

Francisco Courcelle (1705-1778)
Responsorium II
(Responsorium II, Nocturni III, Epiphaniae 1750)
15. Chorus: Videntes stellam
16. Chorus: et intrantes domum
17. Chorus: Et apertis
18. Soprano I: Stella, quam viderant Magi
19. Chorus: et intrantes domum
20. Chorus: Et apertis
21. Duo, soprano I et alto: Gloria Patri
22. Chorus: Et apertis thesauris suis

Francisco Courcelle
Responsorium III
(Responsorium III, Nocturni I, Epiphaniae 1750).
23. Chorus: Reges Tharsis.
24. Chorus: Reges arabum
25. Tenor: Omnes de Saba venient,
26. Chorus: Reges arabum
27. Duo, soprano I et alto: Gloria Patri
28. Chorus: Reges arabum

José de Nebra
29. Hymnus Sanctissimae Trinitati

Total time: 73:22
Release date: 2001
UPC: 053479323729