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Gioite Voi Col Canto Gioite Voi Col Canto 2:54    
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Track length:2:54
Artist: The Hilliard Ensemble
Performer: The Hilliard Ensemble
Genre: Madrigal
Publisher: Public Domain
Composer: Carlo Gesualdo
ISRC: DEB330917551
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S'io Non Miro Non Moro S'io Non Miro Non Moro 2:48    
Album only
Track length:2:48
Artist: The Hilliard Ensemble
Performer: The Hilliard Ensemble
Genre: Madrigal
Publisher: Public Domain
Composer: Carlo Gesualdo
ISRC: DEB330917552
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Itene, O Miei Sospiri Itene, O Miei Sospiri 2:58    
Album only
Track length:2:58
Artist: The Hilliard Ensemble
Performer: The Hilliard Ensemble
Genre: Madrigal
Publisher: Public Domain
Composer: Carlo Gesualdo
ISRC: DEB330917553
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Dolcissima Mia Vita Dolcissima Mia Vita 2:29    
Album only
Track length:2:29
Artist: The Hilliard Ensemble
Performer: The Hilliard Ensemble
Genre: Madrigal
Publisher: Public Domain
Composer: Carlo Gesualdo
ISRC: DEB330917554
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O Dolorosa Gioia O Dolorosa Gioia 3:07    
Album only
Track length:3:07
Artist: The Hilliard Ensemble
Performer: The Hilliard Ensemble
Genre: Madrigal
Publisher: Public Domain
Composer: Carlo Gesualdo
ISRC: DEB330917555
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Qual Fora, Donna Qual Fora, Donna 1:56    
Album only
Track length:1:56
Artist: The Hilliard Ensemble
Performer: The Hilliard Ensemble
Genre: Madrigal
Publisher: Public Domain
Composer: Carlo Gesualdo
ISRC: DEB330917556
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Felicissimo Sonno Felicissimo Sonno 2:53    
Album only
Track length:2:53
Artist: The Hilliard Ensemble
Performer: The Hilliard Ensemble
Genre: Madrigal
Publisher: Public Domain
Composer: Carlo Gesualdo
ISRC: DEB330917557
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Se Vi Duol Il Mio Duolo Se Vi Duol Il Mio Duolo 2:58    
Album only
Track length:2:58
Artist: The Hilliard Ensemble
Performer: The Hilliard Ensemble
Genre: Madrigal
Publisher: Public Domain
Composer: Carlo Gesualdo
ISRC: DEB330917558
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Occhi Del Mio Cor Vita Occhi Del Mio Cor Vita 2:10    
Album only
Track length:2:10
Artist: The Hilliard Ensemble
Performer: The Hilliard Ensemble
Genre: Madrigal
Publisher: Public Domain
Composer: Carlo Gesualdo
ISRC: DEB330917559
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Languisce Al Fin Languisce Al Fin 3:17    
Album only
Track length:3:17
Artist: The Hilliard Ensemble
Performer: The Hilliard Ensemble
Genre: Madrigal
Publisher: Public Domain
Composer: Carlo Gesualdo
ISRC: DEB330917560
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Mercè Grido Piangendo Mercè Grido Piangendo 3:53    
Album only
Track length:3:53
Artist: The Hilliard Ensemble
Performer: The Hilliard Ensemble
Genre: Madrigal
Publisher: Public Domain
Composer: Carlo Gesualdo
ISRC: DEB330917561
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O Voi, Troppo Felici O Voi, Troppo Felici 1:45    
Album only
Track length:1:45
Artist: The Hilliard Ensemble
Performer: The Hilliard Ensemble
Genre: Madrigal
Publisher: Public Domain
Composer: Carlo Gesualdo
ISRC: DEB330917562
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Correte, Amanti, a Prova Correte, Amanti, a Prova 2:53    
Album only
Track length:2:53
Artist: The Hilliard Ensemble
Performer: The Hilliard Ensemble
Genre: Madrigal
Publisher: Public Domain
Composer: Carlo Gesualdo
ISRC: DEB330917563
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Asciugate I Begli Occhi Asciugate I Begli Occhi 3:01    
Album only
Track length:3:01
Artist: The Hilliard Ensemble
Performer: The Hilliard Ensemble
Genre: Madrigal
Publisher: Public Domain
Composer: Carlo Gesualdo
ISRC: DEB330917564
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Tu M'uccidi, O Crudele Tu M'uccidi, O Crudele 3:18    
Album only
Track length:3:18
Artist: The Hilliard Ensemble
Performer: The Hilliard Ensemble
Genre: Madrigal
Publisher: Public Domain
Composer: Carlo Gesualdo
ISRC: DEB330917565
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Deh, Coprite Il Bel Seno Deh, Coprite Il Bel Seno 2:09    
Album only
Track length:2:09
Artist: The Hilliard Ensemble
Performer: The Hilliard Ensemble
Genre: Madrigal
Publisher: Public Domain
Composer: Carlo Gesualdo
ISRC: DEB330917566
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Poichè L'avida Sete (Prima Parte) Poichè L'avida Sete (Prima Parte) 2:01    
Album only
Track length:2:01
Artist: The Hilliard Ensemble
Performer: The Hilliard Ensemble
Genre: Madrigal
Publisher: Public Domain
Composer: Carlo Gesualdo
ISRC: DEB330917567
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Ma Tu, Cagion (Seconda Parte) Ma Tu, Cagion (Seconda Parte) 2:08    
Album only
Track length:2:08
Artist: The Hilliard Ensemble
Performer: The Hilliard Ensemble
Genre: Madrigal
Publisher: Public Domain
Composer: Carlo Gesualdo
ISRC: DEB330917568
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O Tenebroso Giorno O Tenebroso Giorno 2:11    
Album only
Track length:2:11
Artist: The Hilliard Ensemble
Performer: The Hilliard Ensemble
Genre: Madrigal
Publisher: Public Domain
Composer: Carlo Gesualdo
ISRC: DEB330917569
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Se Tu Fuggi, Io Non Resto Se Tu Fuggi, Io Non Resto 1:56    
Album only
Track length:1:56
Artist: The Hilliard Ensemble
Performer: The Hilliard Ensemble
Genre: Madrigal
Publisher: Public Domain
Composer: Carlo Gesualdo
ISRC: DEB330917570
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T'amo, Mia Vita T'amo, Mia Vita 2:20    
Album only
Track length:2:20
Artist: The Hilliard Ensemble
Performer: The Hilliard Ensemble
Genre: Madrigal
Publisher: Public Domain
Composer: Carlo Gesualdo
ISRC: DEB330917571
Digital booklet Album only

The Hilliard Ensemble
Monika Mauch soprano
David James countertenor
David Gould countertenor
Rogers Covey-Crump tenor
Steven Harrold tenor
Gordon Jones baritone

An aristocrat who forged an idiosyncratic style of musical expression, Don Carlo Gesualdo, Prince of Venosa, was one of those composers in music history who can truly be described as being ahead of his time: the creator of a harmonic language bold almost to the point of anarchy, whose every unpredictable interval was viewed with suspicion by the opponents of musical autonomy and guardians of liturgically based sacred music. A friend of Torquato Tasso and founder of his own academy, to which many leading madrigalists of the 16th and early 17th centuries belonged, Gesualdo was a highly expressive composer and a virtuoso performer on the bass lute. Yet his chromatic progressions baffled his contemporaries and had to wait until the 19th-century era of High Romantic period to find artistic parallels. Among his most important compositions are six books of five-part madrigals dating from between 1594 and 1611. The last two books in particular – this recording by the Hilliard Ensemble brings new performances of Book 5 – display his dissonant musical language with its extreme harmonic disruptions, striking tempo contrasts and a distinctly modern feel for drama. The Hilliard Ensemble’s expressive singing, here also featuring soprano Monika Mauch and countertenor David Gould, conjures up that sound described by the great music historian Hans Redlich as growing out of “the antithesis between extravagant/debauched eroticism and self-castigating longing for death”.