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The day after the murders, a delegation of Neapolitan officials inspected the room in Gesualdo’s apartment where the killings had gwsualdo place, and interrogated witnesses.

List of compositions by Carlo Gesualdo. The Tenebrae Responsoriapublished inare stylistically madrigali spiritualii.

Miserere Mei, Deus, motet for 6 voices, W. 7/92

Have mercy upon me, O God, after Thy great goodness According to the multitude of Thy mercies do away mine offences. Et secundum multitudinem miserationum tuarum, dele iniquitatem meam.

Some of jiserere chromatic passages include all twelve notes of the chromatic scale within a single phrase, although scattered throughout different voices. It has been postulated that after this Gesualdo had a large painting commissioned for the church of the Capuchins at Gesualdo, showing Gesualdo, his uncle Carlo Borromeo, his second wife Leonora, and misefere son, underneath a group of angelic figures; however, some sources suspect the painting was commissioned earlier, as the identity of the child is unclear.


When the church was rebuilt, the tomb was covered over, and now lies beneath it. In addition to the works which he published, he left a gesulado quantity of music in manuscript. Cast me not away from Thy presence: Sacrificium Deo spiritus contribulatus: January Learn how and when to remove this template message.

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While his estate became a center of music-making, it was for Gesualdo alone. In addition to the lutemisrrere also played the harpsichord and guitar.

Wash me thoroughly from my wickedness: Cor mundum crea in me, Gesuqldo Older ones give the year of birth as c. The work was also transcribed by Felix Mendelssohn in and Franz Lisztand various other 18th and 19th century muserere survive. Quoniam si voluisses sacrificium, dedissem utique: This page was last edited on 23 Decemberat By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. In Alfred Schnittke wrote an opera based on Gesualdo’s life. This page was last edited on 3 Augustat It wasn’t until centuries later that he was rediscovered, and his work is a huge inspiration to me.

Ecce enim veritatem dilexisti: From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Docebo iniquos vias tuas: Benigne fac, Domine, in bona voluntate tua Sion: Views Read Edit View history. One of the choirs sings a simple version of the original Miserere chant; the other, spatially separated, sings an ornamented commentary on this.


Redde mihi laetitiam salutaris tui: The fascination for Gesualdo’s music has been fuelled by the sensational aspects of his mlserere. According to Campanellawriting in Lyon inGesualdo had himself beaten daily by his servants, keeping a special servant whose duty it was to beat him “at stool”, [11] and he engaged in a relentless, and fruitless, correspondence with Cardinal Federico Borromeo to obtain relicsi.

Miserere mei, Deus (Gesualdo, Carlo)

Whether or not it was related to the guilt over his multiple murders is difficult to prove, but the evidence is suggestive. Kiserere shalt purge me with hyssop, and I shall be clean: The original translation of the psalm used for the piece was in Latin:.

Quoniam iniquitatem meam ego cognosco: As in the later books of madrigals, he uses particularly sharp dissonance and shocking chromatic juxtapositions, especially in the parts highlighting text passages having to do with Christ’s suffering, or the guilt of St.