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Memento mori

Composer Anonymous
Heinrich Ignaz Franz von Biber
Pietro Antonio Locatelli
Johann Pachelbel
Giacomo Antonio Perti
Henry Purcell
Raimbaut de Vaqueiras
Johann Heinrich Schmelzer
Johann Schop
Performer Klingzeug Barockensemble
Period Baroque
Catalogue Number BIS-2566 SACD
EAN 7318599925660
Format SACD Hybrid

This hybrid disc plays on both CD and SACD players
SACD Surround - SACD Stereo - CD Stereo

Release date Oct 2021
Total time 55'27

"Remember you must die" - Five centuries of laments
Memento mori album presentation video (~ 3.5 min.)

The phrase memento mori has its origins in classical antiquity, but the injunction to remember one’s own mortality has been a feature of different cultures and religions throughout the ages; just as death is universal, so is our need to adjust to this fact, and to consider our lives with it in mind. The arts are, and have been, an important means in helping us &&&to do so, which is why the laments gathered on this album speak to us all.

The Austrian ensemble klingzeug has gathered examples from some 500 years – from the Planh (‘plaint’) by Raimbaut de Vaqueiras, a Provençal troubadour of the early 13th century, to Locatelli’s Sinfonia funebre. Two of the most famous of all musical laments have also found their way onto the disc, albeit not in the form we normally hear them; transferred to a violin Dido’s Lament has become a song without words, while Dowland’s Lachrimae is heard in one of the many arrangements made of it, here by the German composer Johann Schop.
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01 Lamento di Tristano 2'39
  Johann Heinrich Schmelzer
02 Lamento sopra la morte Ferdinandi III 6'18
  Raimbaut de Vaqueiras
03 Planh - Improvisation 2'50
  Heinrich Ignaz Franz von Biber
  Balletti lamentabili a 4 10'23
04 Sonata alla breve 2'58
05 Allamanda 1'37
06 Sarabande 2'26
07 Gavotte 0'31
08 Gigue 2'01
09 Lamenti 0'50
  Henry Purcell
  from Dido and Aeneas
10 Dido's Lament 3'16
  Johann Heinrich Schmelzer
11 Sonata lamentevole 7'42
  Johann Schop
12 Lachrimae Pavaen 4'21
  Giacomo Antonio Perti
13 Fugue for Two Voices 2'11
  Pietro Locatelli
  Sinfonia funebre 11'28
14 Lamento 1'31
15 Alla breve ma moderato 2'09
16 Grave 1'57
17 Non Presto 2'17
18 La Consolatione 3'34
  Johann Pachelbel
19 Chorale: Alle Menschen müssen sterben 3'07
  Album total 55'27
Biber, Heinrich Ignaz Franz von
Locatelli, Pietro
Pachelbel, Johann
Perti, Giacomo Antonio
Purcell, Henry
Raimbaut de Vaqueiras
Schmelzer, Johann Heinrich
Schop, Johann
EnsembleKlingzeug Barockensemble
ArrangerKlingzeug Barockensemble

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