Performers: Luigi Ferdinando Tagliavini (organ, tracks #1-6,10,15-21); Liuwe Tamminga (organ, tracks #1,6-15,21)
Instruments: Organs of the Basilica di S. Petronio, Bologna - organo "in cornu Epistolae" (Lorenzo da Prato, 1471-5 & Giovanni Battista Facchinetti, 1531), tracks #1-6,9-15,21; organo "in cornu Evangelii" (Baldassarre Malamini, 1596), tracks #1,6-8,10,15-21
Playing time: 69'
Recording date: March 1990 (Bologna)
Andrea Gabrieli (c.1510-1586) was one of the major early figures in Italian keyboard music, taking up the organ at St. Mark's in Venice in 1564. Together with Merulo, he is credited with developing the early form of the toccata. His compositions were not published until they were prepared for posthumous editions by Giovanni Gabrieli (1557-1612) whose keyboard music was included with them in some cases, and survives elsewhere by chance.
Much of this music was intended to accompany services, and is performed here on a contemporary organ, including polychoral compositions for two organs.
A recording devoted to Andrea Gabrieli, and also featuring harpsichord as well as organ:
A more general program by one of the present performers:
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