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Jan Pieterszoon Sweelinck: The Complete Vocal Works

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Jan Pieterszoon Sweelinck: The Complete Vocal Works
Jan Pieterszoon Sweelinck: The Complete Vocal Works


In the summer of 2009 Harry van der Kamp and his Gesualdo Consort Amsterdam finished, with the recording of the "Cantiones Sacrae", their epic journey through the complete vocal oeuvre of Jan Pieterszoon Sweelinck. All in all, a total of 17 CDs of music had been recorded.

The project included the Complete Psalms (12 CDs), the Complete Secular Works (3 CDs) and the Cantiones Sacrae (2 CDs).

Sweelinck, who was the organist at the Oude Kerk from the age of 15 until his death, carried out his musical activity at a time in which Catholicism had been supplanted by Calvinism. This development proved decisive in the composer basing his Magnum Opus the composition of music for all the 150 Psalms on the French texts of the Genevan Psalter, a metrical adaptation of the Biblical Psalms.

On the occasion of the 400th anniversary of Sweelinck's death, Glossa presents his complete vocal works in a box set for the first time.


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  2. CD 1- 3: Secular Vocal Works - Chansons - Italian Rimes - Madrigals - French Rimes - Canons
  3. CD 4: Cantiones Sacrae- 9 Psalm Motets - 9 Nativity Motets - 9 Gospel Motets
  4. CD5: 9 Other Motets - Te Deum - Motets - Canons
  5. CD6: First Book Of Psalms - Cinquante Pseaumes De David 1604
  6. CD7-8: Premiere Livre Des Pseaumes De David 1624
  7. CD9-11: Second Book Of Psalms - Livre Second Des Pseaumes De David 1613
  8. CD12-14: Third Book Of Psalms - Livre Troisieme Des Psaumes De David 1614
  9. CD15-17: Fourth Book Of Psalms - Livre Quatriesme Et Conclusionnal Des Psaulms De David 1621
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