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Memento mori

Orchestras / Ensembles
Catalogue numberBIS-2566 SACD
Release date2021-10-01
Orig. sample rate96000Hz
Total time55:27

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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Extra material for download
  Composer: Anonymous
01 Lamento di Tristano 02:39 $ 0.69 USD
  Composer: Schmelzer, Johann Heinrich
02 Lamento sopra la morte Ferdinandi III 06:18 $ 1.54 USD
  Composer: Raimbaut de Vaqueiras
03 Planh - Improvisation 02:50 $ 0.71 USD
  Composer: Biber, Heinrich Ignaz Franz von
  Balletti lamentabili a 4 10:23
04 Sonata alla breve 02:58 $ 0.71 USD
05 Allamanda 01:37 $ 0.39 USD
06 Sarabande 02:26 $ 0.58 USD
07 Gavotte 00:31 $ 0.12 USD
08 Gigue 02:01 $ 0.48 USD
09 Lamenti 00:50 $ 0.24 USD
  Composer: Purcell, Henry
  from Dido and Aeneas
10 Dido's Lament 03:16 $ 0.81 USD
  Composer: Schmelzer, Johann Heinrich
11 Sonata lamentevole 07:42 $ 1.86 USD
  Composer: Schop, Johann
12 Lachrimae Pavaen 04:21 $ 1.06 USD
  Composer: Perti, Giacomo Antonio
13 Fugue for Two Voices 02:11 $ 0.54 USD
  Composer: Locatelli, Pietro
  Sinfonia funebre 11:28
14 Lamento 01:31 $ 0.36 USD
15 Alla breve ma moderato 02:09 $ 0.52 USD
16 Grave 01:57 $ 0.47 USD
17 Non Presto 02:17 $ 0.55 USD
18 La Consolatione 03:34 $ 0.86 USD
  Composer: Pachelbel, Johann
19 Chorale: Alle Menschen müssen sterben 03:07 $ 0.79 USD
  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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