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Masterpiece week Gabrieli

Masterpiece week Gabrieli

Sacrae symphoniae

  • among other places, Gabrieli learned his craft in Munich, under Orlando de Lassus, the absolute master of late-Renaissance polyphony
  • together with his uncle Andrea Gabrieli, Adrian Willaert and others, Gabrieli determined the sound of 16th-century Venice, until Monteverdi took over the helm in 1613
  • Gabrieli's lavish music for the celebration of high feast days in the Basilica di San Marco, the Scuola Grande di San Rocco and other Venetian churches was famous throughout Europe
  • polychoral singing, vast line-ups and grandiose effects are typical of both Sacrae symphoniae collections