The Glory of Gabrieli (2006)
by Dale Jergenson (counter tenor), E. Power Biggs (organ), Edward Tarr Brass Ensemble, Gabrieli Consort "La Fenice", Richard Levitt (counter tenor), Gregg Smith Singers (choir, chorus), Texas Boys Choir of Fort Worth (choir, chorus)
Reissues in Sony's Great Performances line are often met with skepticism, for even with the incentives of direct stream digital remastering, generous ... Show synopsis Reissues in Sony's Great Performances line are often met with skepticism, for even with the incentives of direct stream digital remastering, generous bonus tracks, reproduced LP cover art, and original liner notes, Columbia's analog recordings from the 1960s are often flawed documents that collectors may desire but others may find less than satisfactory in sound and musical quality. However, there are occasions when the label performs a service beyond meeting collectors' needs, and by restoring this album to its rightful place in the catalog, Sony reminds us of the importance of historic preservation in more than just the recording arts. The Glory of Gabrieli was first released in 1968 and caused a sensation for its marvelous antiphonal performances by the Gregg Smith Singers, the Texas Boys Choir, and the Edward Tarr Brass Ensemble, conducted by Vittorio Negri and accompanied on organ by the inimitable E. Power Biggs. Yet even more sensational was the phenomenal sound of this vibrant stereo recording,...
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