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Sacred Music by Jan Dismas Zelenka. Fili Dei, te rogamus. The King's Consort, Robert King. 11. Agnus Dei. Jan Dismas Zelenka. 12. Regina caeli laetare, Z 134.

As his instrumental music has demonstrated, Jan Dismas Zelenka was one of the most original contemporaries of Bach, daring in his harmony and counterpoint. He was much admired by Bach himself, but was kept in a subservient role all his life Though these works designed for practical use in church are rather less radical than much of Zelenka's instrumental music (already recognised on disc), the writing for voices is consistently fresh and lively.

Combine this with a tendency to throw out the rulebook when it came to harmonic convention and it’s hardly surprising that he was underappreciated in his lifetime. Yet here is some of the most pungently exciting writing of the Baroque, as individual as that of his near-contemporary, Johann Sebastian Bach. Welcome to Hyperion Records, an independent British classical label devoted to presenting high-quality recordings of music of all styles and from all periods from the twelfth century to the twenty-first. Hyperion offers both CDs, and downloads in a number of formats.

Composer: Jan Dismas Zelenka Performer: Michael George, Robin Blaze, Carolyn Sampson, James Gilchrist. onductor: Robert King Orchestra/Ensemble: King's Consort. It is a work that packs great textural variety and contrapuntal ingenuity into a relatively short time.

Composer: Zelenka Jan Dismas. Conductor: Robert King. Performers: - Carolyn Sampson. In MP3 format In FLAC format. Zelenka - Sacred Music. 1. Litaniae de Venerabili Sacramento Z 147 - 01.

Agnus Dei - King's Consort Choir/The King's Consort. Regina Caeli Laetare, Z134 - Various Performers. Jan Dismas Zelenka(1679-1745) was the most important Bohemian composer before Gluck. He wrote no operas and few instrumental works, but a great body of sacred music for the Catholic court at Dresden plus a few choice secular works. Only recently have his works come to light, but they show that he was an important and uniquely gifted composer, with a superb ear for melody, exceptional contrapuntal skills, and a sparing but effective penchant for surprising harmonious twists and unusual turns of phrase

Jan Dismas Zelenka (16 October 1679 – 23 December 1745), baptised Jan Lukáš Zelenka and also known as Johann Dismas Zelenka or Johannes Lucas Ignatius Dismas Zelenka, was a Czech composer and musician of the Baroque period. His music is admired for its harmonic inventiveness and counterpoint. Zelenka was raised in Central Bohemia, educated in Prague and Vienna, and spent his professional life in Dresden.

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Litaniae De Venerabili Sacramento, Z147
Bass Vocals – Michael George Countertenor Vocals – Robin BlazeSoprano Vocals – Carolyn SampsonTenor Vocals – James Gilchrist
1 Kyrie I 1:12
2 Kyrie II 1:53
3 Pater De Caelis 3:43
4 Praecelsum Et Admirabile 2:12
5 Panis Omnipotentia 2:16
6 Spiritualis Dulcedo 0:52
7 Propitius Esto 1:17
8 Ab Indigna Corporis 2:05
9 Peccatores, Te Rogamus 2:38
10 Fili Dei, Te Rogamus 0:36
11 Agnus Dei 1:56
12 Regina Coeli Laetare, Z134
Countertenor Vocals – Robin BlazeSoprano Vocals – Carolyn Sampson, Rebecca Outram
Salve Regina, Mater Misericordiae, Z135 (18:49)
13 Salve Regina, Mater Misericordiae
Soprano Vocals – Carolyn Sampson
14 Ad Te Clamamus 3:16
15 Eia Ergo Advocata 4:05
16 Et Jesum, Benedictum Fructum Ventris Tui 1:11
17 Ostende, O Clemens 4:49
Lectiones (from Officium Defunctorum, Z47) (16:49)
18 Lectio I: Nocturni Primi [Parce Mihi, Domine]
Soprano Vocals – Carolyn Sampson
19 Lectio II: Nocturni Primi [Taedet Animam Vitae Meae]
Tenor Vocals – James Gilchrist
20 Lectio III: Nocturni Primi [Manus Tuae Fecerunt Me]
Bass – Peter Harvey
21 Invitatorium (from Officium Defunctorum, Z47)
Countertenor Vocals – Robin Blaze

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  • Phonographic Copyright (p) – Hyperion Records Limited
  • Copyright (c) – Hyperion Records Limited
  • Recorded At – Air Studios


  • Bass – Michael George , Peter Harvey
  • Choir – The Choir Of The King's Consort
  • Conductor – Robert King
  • Countertenor Vocals – Robin Blaze
  • Engineer – Philip Hobbs
  • Ensemble – The King's Consort
  • Executive-Producer – Edward Perry, Simon Perry
  • Producer – Ben Turner
  • Soprano Vocals – Carolyn Sampson, Rebecca Outram
  • Tenor Vocals – James Gilchrist


Recorded on 6-9 March 2002.
℗ & © Hyperion Records Limited, London, 2003.

Total Time: 73'52''.
Standard jewel case with 24-page booklet in English, French & German.

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  • Barcode: 0 34571 17350 4
  • Label Code: 7533

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Category Artist Title (Format) Label Category Country Year
CDH55424 Jan Dismas Zelenka, The King's Consort, Robert King Jan Dismas Zelenka, The King's Consort, Robert King - Sacred Music by Jan Dismas Zelenka ‎(CD, Album, RE) Hyperion CDH55424 UK 2012