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Stefano Bernardi [1629] - Missa pro defunctis: Introitus (Requiem)

After rediscovering the music of Giovanni Croce, maestro di cappella at St Mark’s cathedral in Venice (A439), Ensembles Voces Suaves & Concerto Scirocco take us to Salzburg and put the spotlight on the Verona-born composer Stefano Bernardi, a contemporary of Monteverdi. Bernardi reached the peak of his career in Salzburg, when he was appointed the first Kapellmeister of its newly constructed cathedral, a position he held from 1628 to 1634. The Requiem, as well as a number of Motets by Bernardi, is recorded here for the very first time.
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Ralph Vaughan Williams [1939] - Five Variants of Dives and Lazarus

Introduction and Theme: Adagio, B modal minor
Variant I: B modal minor
Variant II: Allegro moderato, B modal minor
Variant III: D modal minor
Variant IV: L'istesso tempo
Variant V: Adagio, B modal minor

Harp: Skaila Kanga
Conductor: Bryden Thomson
Orchestra: London Philharmonic Orchestra

Vaughan Williams composed this work on commission from the British Council to be played at the 1939 World's Fair in New York City. The first performance was by the New York Philharmonic at Carnegie Hall on 10 June 1939.​

Gustav Holst [1914] - The Planets | IV. Jupiter, the Bringer of Jollity

Montreal Symphony Orchestra conducted by Charles Dutoit

The Planets, Op. 32, is a seven-movement orchestral suite by the English composer Gustav Holst, written between 1914 and 1916. Each movement of the suite is named after a planet of the solar system and its corresponding astrological character.
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Giovanni Gabrieli [1597] - Canzon septimi toni

The Green Mountain Project (2012)

Scott Metcalfe and Julie Andrijeski (violin)
Kiri Tollaksen and Alexandra Opsahl (cornetto)
Greg Ingles, Erik Schmalz, Liza Malamut, and Mack Ramsey (sackbut)
Hank Heijink and Daniel Swenberg (theorbo)
Emily Walhout (bass violin)
Avi Stein (organ)
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