Palestrina, Vol. 2

Palestrina, Vol. 2

by Harry Christophers
     
 
If only one word could describe this 2012 album by Harry Christophers and the Sixteen, it would have to be "pure," for it not only fits the profoundly consonant music of Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina, but also the amazingly controlled and clean vocals of this astonishing choral group. The selection of

Overview

If only one word could describe this 2012 album by Harry Christophers and the Sixteen, it would have to be "pure," for it not only fits the profoundly consonant music of Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina, but also the amazingly controlled and clean vocals of this astonishing choral group. The selection of six motets, the "Missa Hodie Christus Natus Est," and the three excerpts from the Song of Songs are quintessential examples of Renaissance counterpoint, of which Palestrina was the supreme master, and the Sixteen's precise singing gives the polyphony the clarity of line and transparent harmonies that are required to make these sacred works glow. This is the second volume of the Sixteen's series of Palestrina's music on Coro, and it follows the format planned for each volume, presenting a mass and complementary motets. The reproduction is outstanding, capturing the ensemble with fine details and presence in the gloriously resonant acoustics of London's Church of St. Alban the Martyr.

Product Details

Release Date:
10/09/2012
Label:
Coro
UPC:
0828021610523
catalogNumber:
16105

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Tracks

  1. O magnum mysterium, motet for 6 voices (from Motets Book I)  - Giovanni Pierliugi Palestrina  - Harry Christophers  -  Sixteen  - Bruno Turner
  2. Nigra sum, motet for 5 voices (from Motets Book IV from Canticis canticorum)  - Giovanni Pierliugi Palestrina  - Harry Christophers  -  Sixteen  - Bruno Turner
  3. Trahe me post te, motet for 5 voices (from Motets Book IV from Canticis canticorum)  - Giovanni Pierliugi Palestrina  - Harry Christophers  -  Sixteen  - Bruno Turner
  4. Osculetur me, motet for 5 voices (from Motets Book IV from Canticis canticorum)  - Giovanni Pierliugi Palestrina  - Harry Christophers  -  Sixteen  - Bruno Turner
  5. Missa Hodie Christus natus est, for 8 voices  - Giovanni Pierliugi Palestrina  - Harry Christophers  -  Sixteen  - Bruno Turner
  6. Reges Tharsis, offertory for 5 voices (from Complete Offertories)  - Giovanni Pierliugi Palestrina  - Harry Christophers  -  Sixteen  - Bruno Turner
  7. Tui sunt caeli, offertory for 5 voices  - Giovanni Pierliugi Palestrina  - Harry Christophers  -  Sixteen  - Bruno Turner
  8. Magnificat, Tone 5, (odd) for 4 voices (from Magnificats on the 8 Tones, Book 1)  - Giovanni Pierliugi Palestrina  - Harry Christophers  -  Sixteen  - Bruno Turner
  9. Christe redemptor omnium, hymn for 6 voices  - Giovanni Pierliugi Palestrina  - Harry Christophers  -  Sixteen  - Bruno Turner
  10. Hodie Christus natus est, motet for 8 voices (from Motets Book III)  - Giovanni Pierliugi Palestrina  - Harry Christophers  -  Sixteen  - Bruno Turner

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