Gesualdo’s neglected 1585 motet ‘Ne reminiscaris Domine delicta nostra’ Performed by The 24

Saturday 23–Sunday 24 November 2013


As part of the Call for Papers for the Gesualdo 400th Anniversary Conference, the University of York presents Gesualdo's Ne reminiscaris Domine (Ed.Joseph Knowles).  This is believed to be the first recording of this work.

Performed by The 24 (a University of York chamber choir) directed by Robert Hollingworth. Recorded at the National Centre for Early Music, York.

‘Ne reminiscaris Domine delicta nostra’ (1585) is the only complete surviving composition by Don Carlo Gesualdo, Prince of Venosa, written before he brutally murdered his wife and her lover. Neglected in favour of his later works, the motet hints at the idiosyncrasies that dominate his later style.

Ne reminiscaris Domine delicta nostra, vel parentum nostrorum: neque vindictam sumas de peccatis nostris.
Remember not, Lord, our offences, nor the offences of our forefathers, nor take Thou vengeance upon them.

This recording accompanies the call for papers for the Gesualdo 400th Anniversary conference to be held at the University of York on 23-24 November 2013.