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GIOVANNI GABRIELI  

(1554 - 1612)

Giovanni Gabrieli was a leading figure in Renaissance Venician music. He succeeded his uncle Andrea Gabrieli, an organist at Venice’s St Mark Basilica after his uncle’s death in 1586 and retained this position until his own death in 1612. His work as a composer represents the height of musical achievement in Renaissance Venice.

Gabrieli continued the traditional cori spezzati techniques developed at St Mark’s during the sixteenth century, contrasting different groups of singers and instrumentalists and making use of the spatial effects possible in the great basilica. His eight-part setting of the Jubilate, using double choir and brass, is typical of his style of writing.

The most widely known of Gabrieli’s works is the Sonata pian’e forte, an eight-part composition for two four-part groups of wind instruments included in the Sacrae Symphoniae of 1597, with a number of instrumental Canzoni for between six and sixteen parts. These works, and a quantity of compositions of a similar kind, including Toccatas and Ricercars, have provided an interesting repertoire for modern brass players, although originally they were played by instruments such as the sackbuts (‘the earlier form of trombone’), and the cornetti (‘curved wooden instruments with a cup-shaped mouth-piece’).

Role: Classical Composer 
Album Title
Catalogue No  Work Category 
AMARCORD: Book of Madrigals (The) (NTSC) Accentus Music
ACC-20304
Classical Concert
Art and Music: Caravaggio - Music of His Time Naxos
8.558060
Wind Ensemble/Band Music
BALBI, L.: Ecclesiasticae Cantiones (Ensemble di Musica antica del Conservatorio di Vicenza) Tactus
TC540203
Chamber Music, Instrumental, Chamber Music
BALBI, L.: Psalmi ad Vesperas Canendi per Annum, Vol. 1 (Schola Cantorum di Santa Giustina, Ros) Tactus
TC540201
Instrumental
BAROQUE! - A Collection of Baroque Gems from the Delos Catalog Delos
DE1500
Chamber Music
BEST OF LOS ANGELES GUITAR QUARTET (THE) Delos
DE1607
Instrumental
BRIDE'S GUIDE TO WEDDING MUSIC (A) Naxos
8.503134
Wind Ensemble/Band Music
Chamber Music - JENSON-BORSOS, N. / SHROYER, R. / FORTE, A.R. (Tales, Suites, and Divertimenti) (Air Combat Command Heritage of America Band) Altissimo
75442261822
Chamber Music
Chamber Music (Baroque Italian) - GABRIELI, G. / LAPPI, P. / GUAMI, G. / GUSSAGO, C. / MASSAINO, T. / FRESCOBALDI, G. (Canzonas) (HR Brass, Tarr) Capriccio
C5012
Chamber Music, Wind Ensemble/Band Music
Chamber Music (Brass Quintet) - SCHEIDT, S. / FERRABOSCO II, A. / MORLEY, T. / HOLBORNE, A. / WEELKES, T. / SIMPSON, T. (American Brass Quintet) Delos
DE3003
Chamber Music, Wind Ensemble/Band Music
Chamber Music (Renaissance) - JANEQUIN, C. / FESTA, S. / NOLLA, G.D. / ARCADELT, J. / MORLEY, T. / RADESCA, E.A. / JOSQUIN DES PREZ (Musica Fresca) Divox
CDX-79804
Choral - Secular
Choral Concert: Cornets Noirs (Les) - STADLMAYR, J. / GABRIELI, G. / SCHUTZ, H. (Jubilate Deo) Oehms Classics
OC839
Choral - Sacred
Choral Concert: Westminster Cathedral Choir - ALLEGRI, G. / PALESTRINA, G.P. / LOTTI, A. / VICTORIA, T.L. de (Masterpieces of Renaissance Polyphony) Newton Classics
NC8802042
Choral - Sacred
Choral Music (Baroque 16th Century) - GABRIELI, G. / SCHUTZ, H. / PRAETORIUS, M. / MONTEVERDI, C. Capriccio
C10409
Orchestral, Choral - Sacred
CHRISTMAS BOULEVARD Capriccio
C49329
Chamber Music
Christmas Choral Concert: Regensburg Cathedral Choir - LUTZEL, J.H. / PACHELBEL, J. / HANDL, J. / RHEINBERGER, J.G. / BRAHMS, J. / BRITTEN, B. Capriccio
C10838
Choral - Sacred
CHRISTMAS CHORAL MUSIC - A Winter's Light (Vasari Singers, Ford, Backhouse) Naxos
8.573030
Choral - Sacred
CHRISTMAS FESTIVE CONCERT - BACH, J.S. / HANDEL, G.F. / PRAETORIUS, M. / MANFREDINI, F.O. / MENDELSSOHN, Felix / GABRIELI, G. Capriccio
C49310
Instrumental
CHRISTMAS MEDITATION Capriccio
C7073
Chamber Music
CROCE, G.: Missa sopra la battaglia (Cappella Marciana, Gemmani) Newton Classics
NC8802139
Choral - Sacred
Discover Music of the Baroque Era Naxos Educational
8.558160-61
Wind Ensemble/Band Music
GABRIELI, A. / CAVAZZONI, M.A.: Organ Music (Pieri) Newton Classics
NC8802132
Instrumental
GABRIELI, G.: Canzoni et Sonate (Consort Fontegara, Clemencic) Tactus
TB550702
Chamber Music
GABRIELI, G.: Canzoni et sonate (Consort Fontegara, Clemencic) Tactus
TC550701
Chamber Music
GABRIELI: Music for Brass Naxos
8.571027
Wind Ensemble/Band Music, Chamber Music, Wind Ensemble/Band Music
GABRIELI: Music for Brass, Vol. 1 Naxos
8.553609
Wind Ensemble/Band Music, Chamber Music, Wind Ensemble/Band Music
GABRIELI: Music for Brass, Vol. 2 Naxos
8.553873
Wind Ensemble/Band Music
GABRIELI: Music for Brass, Vol. 3 Naxos
8.554129
Wind Ensemble/Band Music
GHIRLANDA SACRA - Il Mottetto a voce sola a Venezia Tactus
TC620001
Instrumental
GHIRLANDA SACRA (Ensemble Primi Toni, Lamon) Tactus
TC620080
Vocal
LAUDATE DOMINUM - Sacred Music from San Marco Newton Classics
NC8802129
Vocal Ensemble
MEHTA, Zubin: In Munich (PAL) Arthaus Musik
100428
Classical Concert
MILLER BRASS ENSEMBLE: Brass Surround Delos
DE3171
Wind Ensemble/Band Music, Chamber Music
MONTEVERDI, C.: Varie Musiche Sacre (Ensemble Concerto) Tactus
TC561304
Instrumental
Orchestral Music (Baroque) - GABRIELI, G. / CASTELLO, D. / VIVALDI, A. (Casanova) (Zurcher Barockorchester, Weilenmann) Solo Musica
SM164
Chamber Music
Organ Music - CAVAZZONI, M. / FOGLIANO, J. / ANTICO, A. / VALENTE, A. / MACQUE, G. (Historic Organ Series, Vol. 7) (Marcon) Divox
CDX-70005
Instrumental
Organ Recital: Ghirotti, Marco - DIRUTA, G. / FATTORINI, G. / GABRIELI, A. / MORTARO, A. (Toccate, Ricercari, Canzoni and Inni) Tactus
TC555401
Instrumental
Organ Recital: Pieri, Sergio de - FACOLI, M. / GABRIELI, G. / PIERI, S. de / MERULO, C. / VIVALDI, A. (Organ Music from the Venetian School) Newton Classics
NC8802148
Instrumental
Organ Recital: Questa, Giorgio - From Frescobaldi to Brahms (A Homage to Giorgio Questa and His Portable Pipe Organ) Dynamic
CDS687
Instrumental
Organ Recital: Saorgin, Rene - GABRIELI, A. / MERULA, T. / FRESCOBALDI, G.A. (Italian Organ Masters) Newton Classics
NC8802165
Instrumental
Organ Recital: Tagliavini, Luigi Ferdinando / Tamminga, Liuwe - GABRIELI, A. / GABRIELI, G. / PADAMI, M. / FIAMMINGHI, M. / Tactus
TB460090
Instrumental, Chamber Music, Instrumental
PERCORSI DELLA MUSICA ITALIANA DAL '500 AL '700 Tactus
TC950001
Chamber Music
PERFECT AUTUMN WEDDING Naxos
8.557978
Wind Ensemble/Band Music
PERFECT WEDDING Naxos
8.557975
Wind Ensemble/Band Music
PERFECT WINTER WEDDING Naxos
8.557977
Wind Ensemble/Band Music
PEZEL: Suite of Dances / HOWARTH: English Dances BIS
BIS-CD-223
Chamber Music
RENAISSANCE OF VENETIAN BAROQUE (THE) Newton Classics
NC8802192
Chamber Music
SAINTS AND SINNERS - The Music of Medieval and Renaissance Europe [10 CD Boxed Set] Naxos
8.501067
Choral - Sacred, Wind Ensemble/Band Music
SALVE REGINA - Classical Music for Reflection and Meditation Naxos
8.556709
Wind Ensemble/Band Music
TCHAIKOVSKY, P.: The Nutcracker Suite / PRAETORIUS, M.: Terpsichore / WARLOCK, P.: Capriol Suite (arr. for guitar quartet) (Los Angeles Guitar Quartet Delos
DE3132
Instrumental
THANKSGIVING - A Classic Thanksgiving: Songs of Praise Naxos
8.555294
Wind Ensemble/Band Music
UNGER-HAMILTON, C.: Discover Music of the Baroque Era (Unabridged) Naxos AudioBooks
NA495912
Wind Ensemble/Band Music
UNITED STATES AIR FORCE CEREMONIAL BRASS: Tower Music Altissimo
75442261882
Wind Ensemble/Band Music
UNITED STATES AIR FORCE CONCERT BAND: Aspire Altissimo
75442260482
Chamber Music
UNITED STATES NAVY BAND: Music for Chamber Winds Altissimo
75442270452
Chamber Music
VOM HIMMEL HOCH, O ENGLEIN KOMMT Oehms Classics
OC828
Chamber Music
World of Early Music Naxos
8.554770-71
Wind Ensemble/Band Music




 
 
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