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Gloria in excelsis Deo, Glory to God in the highest
Et in terra pax hominibus bonae voluntatis. And on earth peace to people of good will.
Laudamus te, benedicimus te, adoramus te, glorificamus te. Gratias agimus tibi propter magnam gloriam tuam. We praise you, we bless you, we adore you, we glorify you. We give you thanks, on account of your great glory.
Domine Deus, Rex coelestis, Deus Pater omnipotens. Domine Fili unigenite Jesu Christe. Domine Deus Agnus Dei, Filius patris. Lord God, heavenly King, Almighty Father God. Lord Jesus Christ, Only Begotten Son, Lord God, Lamb of God, Son of the Father
Qui tollis peccata mundi, Miserere nobis. Suscipe deprecationem nostram. Qui sedes ad dexteram Patris, Miserere nobis. You [who] take away the sins of the world, have mercy on us. Receive our supplications. You [who] are seated at the right of the Father: have mercy on us.
Quoniam tu solus sanctus, Tu solus Dominus, Tu solus Altissimus, Jesu Christe, Cum Sancto Spiritu in gloria Dei Patris. Amen. For you alone are holy, you alone are Lord, you alone are the Most High, Jesus Christ, with the Holy Spirit, in the glory of God the Father. Amen.
In furore iustissimae irae Tu divinitus facis potentem. Quando potes me reum punire Ipsum crimen te gerit clementem In the fury of most righteous wrath you divinely exercise power. When you punish me, the guilty one, the judgement itself manifests you in your mercy
Miserationum Pater piissime, Parce, parce mihi dolenti Peccatori languenti, O Jesu dulcissime. Kindest Father of compassion, spare me, a sorrowful, fainting sinner, O sweetest Jesus.
Tunc meus fletus Evadet laetus Dum pro te meum Languescit cor. Fac me plorare, Mi Jesu care, Et fletus laetum Fovebit cor. Then my weeping will result in rejoicing, while now before you my heart grows faint. Enable me to weep over [my sins], my precious Jesus, and indeed joyful weeping will warm my heart.


Thrilling baroque trio sonatas and inspiring vocal works by Corelli, Handel, Vivaldi, and Colista

The newest recording by the Sebastians, New York's "sharp-edged and engaging" "leading young early-music ensemble" (The New York Times) features their signature rendition of Vivaldi's spine-tingling Folia, joined by trio sonatas by Handel, Corelli, and Colista, and vocal works by Handel and Vivaldi with soprano Awet Andemicael. Recorded in a beautifully resonant church, the disc features the warm sounds of baroque strings, harpsichord, theorbo, and soprano bringing this music to life.


released October 20, 2018

Daniel S. Lee, violin
Nicholas DiEugenio, violin
Kyle Miller, viola
Ezra Seltzer, cello
Charles Weaver, theorbo & guitar
Jeffrey Grossman, harpsichord & organ

Catalog Number: CD141
Release Date: October 20, 2018
Label: Soundspells Productions
Album Artist: The Sebastians

Engineer: Mateusz Zechowski (studioteo)
Producer: Dongsok Shin
Editing & Mastering: Daniel S. Lee, Jeffrey Grossman
Recorded November 23–25, 2015 at Wilton Presbyterian Church, Wilton, CT

Lee Violin: Karl Dennis, 2012, after Nicolò Amati
DiEugenio Violin: Karl Dennis, 2011, after Guarneri “del Gesu,” 1735 “The King”
Viola: Wang Zhi Ming, 2008, after Gasparo da Salò
Cello: Jason Viseltear, 2010, after Giuseppe Giovanni Battista Guarneri, 1697 “filius Andreæ”
Harpsichord: Italian single manual, John Bennett, 2014
Continuo organ: G.C. Klop, 1986
Pitch: A=415 Hz
Temperament: 1/6-comma meantone
Photography: Four/Ten Media
Graphic Design: Karl Hinze


Critically acclaimed soprano Awet Andemicael has sung at festivals, concert halls, and other performance venues across North America, Europe, Japan, and South Africa. She has been privileged to perform with some of the world's best musicians, and has been honored with music awards from numerous organizations, including the Metropolitan Opera National Council and the Oratorio Society of New York. Also active as a writer, scholar, and consultant, she works primarily in the areas of music and Christian theology. www.awetandemicael.com

Praised for the “rapturous poetry” in his playing (American Record Guide) and as an “excellent” and “evocative” violinist (The New York Times), Nicholas DiEugenio leads a versatile performing life as a chamber musician, leader, and soloist in music ranging from early baroque to current commissions. An inspiring teacher, Nicholas is Assistant Professor of Violin at UNC Chapel Hill. www.nicholasdieugenio.com

Keyboardist and conductor Jeffrey Grossman specializes in vital, engaging performances of music of the past, through processes that are intensely collaborative and historically informed. He is the artistic director of the Sebastians and on faculty at Yale University. www.jeffreygrossman.com

Violinist Daniel S. Lee enjoys a varied career as a soloist, leader, collaborator, and educator. He has been praised for his “ravishing vehemence” and “soulful performance” (The New York Times). He is the founding director of the Sebastians and on faculty at Yale University. www.danielslee.com

Violist Kyle Miller regularly performs with ACRONYM, Diderot String Quartet, Four Nations Ensemble, New York Baroque Incorporated, and the Sebastians. Kyle studied at the New England Conservatory, the Eastman School of Music, and the Juilliard School. In his spare time, Kyle enjoys eating freshly baked cookies.

Lauded for his “beauty of tone and keenness of musicianship” (Opera Britannia), cellist Ezra Seltzer is a founding member and principal cellist of the Sebastians, and has performed frequently as guest principal cellist of the St. Paul Chamber Orchestra, Musica Angelica, and Orchester Wiener Akademie.

Charles Weaver performs on early plucked-string instruments both as a recitalist and as an accompanist. He teaches lute and seventeenth-century music theory at the Juilliard School. He is also associate director of music at St. Mary Church in Norwalk, Connecticut, where he specializes in sixteenth-century polyphony.


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The Sebastians (www.sebastians.org) are a dynamic and vital musical ensemble specializing in music of the baroque and classical eras. Lauded as “everywhere sharp-edged and engaging” (The New York Times), the Sebastians have also been praised for their “well-thought-out articulation and phrasing” (Early Music Review) & “elegant string playing… immaculate in tuning and balance” (Early Music Today). ... more

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