Andrea Gabrieli

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Gabrieli, Andrea


Born between 1510 and 1520, in Venice; died in 1586, in Venice. Italian composer.

Gabrieli began his career in 1536 as a singer; in 1558 he was named organist of the Church of St. Jeremiah (Venice) and in 1584 first organist of St. Mark’s Cathedral. A leading member of the Venetian school, he wrote ecclesiastical compositions for several choruses with orchestra and two organs. He also wrote secular compositions, music for festive ceremonies (the victory at Lepanto in 1571, the opening of the Olimpico Theater in Vicenza in 1585), madrigals, and organ pieces. Gabrieli’s students and successors include H. L. Hassler, G. Croce, O. Vecchi, A. Banchieri, and G. Gabrieli.


Benvenuti, G. Andrea e Giovanni Gabrieli e la musica strumentale in San Marco, vols. 1-2. Milan, 1931-32.
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The Edizione nazionale delle opere di Andrea Gabrieli (hereinafter, Opere) represents an important contribution to a fairly small body of scholarship focused on the life and works of Andrea Gabrieli.
A fiery performance of Croce's Laudans exsultet gaudio and an equally punchy and a beautifully balanced Benedictus Dominus Deus Sabaoth by Andrea Gabrieli led the second half.
Thus madrigals composed by Andrea Gabrieli were performed within earshot of popular songs; high art was displayed alongside satirical imagery; formality and revelry were seamlessly entwined.
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One could easily imagine Gumpelzhaimer's eagerness to meet Hassler, who was a major exponent of the polychoral style in Germany, and, like Giovanni Gabrieli, studied with Andrea Gabrieli in Venice.
Marie Louise Gollner ("Lassos Motetten nach Hymnentexten und ihre Parodiemessen von Ivo de Vento und Andrea Gabrieli") explores Lasso's motet-style settings of hymns (free, as opposed to the usual chant-based, alternatim liturgical setting) and focuses on two, Vexilla regis prodeunt and Jesu nostra redemptio, which were taken as models by Andrea Gabrieli and Ivo de Vento.