Pilgrimage to Santiago

Pilgrimage to Santiago

by John Eliot Gardiner
     
 
This recording grew out of the Monteverdi Choir's actual pilgrimage from southwest France to Santiago de Compostela in 2004, during which it performed the music in the churches where pilgrims making the journey would have heard it. The acoustics of the recording convincingly convey the variety of settings in which the music would have

Overview

This recording grew out of the Monteverdi Choir's actual pilgrimage from southwest France to Santiago de Compostela in 2004, during which it performed the music in the churches where pilgrims making the journey would have heard it. The acoustics of the recording convincingly convey the variety of settings in which the music would have been heard; some solos have the ambience of a small chapel, larger reverberant spaces seem to be the settings for the massed choral works, and the processions have a sense of spatial movement. The repertoire ranges from the twelfth to the early seventeenth century, from selections from the Codex Calixtinus to motets by Tomás Luis de Victoria, reflecting the variety of music pilgrims would have heard on their travels. The Monteverdi Choir, led by John Eliot Gardiner, sings with pure, straight tone and strict rhythmic precision. As is fitting for the theme of religious pilgrimage, all the works here (except for Guillaume Dufay's gangly motet "Rite Majorem") are reverent and meditative, but the diverse musical styles and varied ensembles keep the consistently subdued music from becoming monotonous. The attractively packaged CD includes essays, texts, and translations.

Editorial Reviews

Gramophone - Mary Berry
To my mind this is a CD of the highest quality.... The singing is exceptionally beautiful, with admirable choices of tempo.... Highly recommended.

Product Details

Release Date:
11/14/2006
Label:
Soli Deo Gloria
UPC:
0843183070121
catalogNumber:
701
Rank:
131887

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Tracks

  1. Dum pater familias, chant de pèlerins  -  Anonymous, Codex Calixtinus  - Nigel Boon  - John Eliot Gardiner  - Gudrun Meier  -  Monteverdi Choir  - Michel Roubinet  - Isabella de Sabata  - Philip Ford  - Nicholas Morgan
  2. Congaudeant catholici, trope de Benedicamus  -  Anonymous, Codex Calixtinus  - Nigel Boon  - John Eliot Gardiner  - Gudrun Meier  -  Monteverdi Choir  - Michel Roubinet  - Isabella de Sabata  - Philip Ford  - Nicholas Morgan
  3. O Virgo splendens (Llibre Vermell)  -  Anonymous, Llibre Vermell de Montserrat  - Nigel Boon  - John Eliot Gardiner  - Gudrun Meier  -  Monteverdi Choir  - Michel Roubinet  - Isabella de Sabata  - Philip Ford  - Nicholas Morgan
  4. Parce Mihi Domine  - Cristóbal de Morales  - Nigel Boon  - John Eliot Gardiner  - Gudrun Meier  -  Monteverdi Choir  - Michel Roubinet  - Isabella de Sabata  - Philip Ford  - Nicholas Morgan
  5. Alma perpetui  -  Anonymous, Codex Calixtinus  - Nigel Boon  - John Eliot Gardiner  - Gudrun Meier  -  Monteverdi Choir  - Michel Roubinet  - Isabella de Sabata  - Elin Manahan Thomas  - Philip Ford  - Nicholas Morgan
  6. Jesu Rex admirabilis, hymn for 3 voices (from Complete Hymns)  - Giovanni Pierliugi Palestrina  - Nigel Boon  - John Eliot Gardiner  - Gudrun Meier  -  Monteverdi Choir  - Michel Roubinet  - Isabella de Sabata  - Philip Ford  - Nicholas Morgan
  7. Rite maiorem Jacobum, isorhythmic motet for 3 and 4 voices  - Guillaume Dufay  - Nigel Boon  - John Eliot Gardiner  - Gudrun Meier  -  Monteverdi Choir  - Michel Roubinet  - Isabella de Sabata  - Philip Ford  - Nicholas Morgan
  8. O Quam Gloriosum est regnum, motet for 4 voices  - Tomás Luis de Victoria  - Nigel Boon  - John Eliot Gardiner  - Gudrun Meier  -  Monteverdi Choir  - Michel Roubinet  - Isabella de Sabata  - Philip Ford  - Nicholas Morgan
  9. Missa O Quam gloriosum, for 4 voices: Kyrie  - Tomás Luis de Victoria  - Nigel Boon  - John Eliot Gardiner  - Gudrun Meier  -  Monteverdi Choir  - Michel Roubinet  - Isabella de Sabata  - Philip Ford  - Nicholas Morgan
  10. Psallatt chorus celestium, hymne à saint Jacques  -  Anonymous, Codex Calixtinus  - Nigel Boon  - John Eliot Gardiner  - Gudrun Meier  -  Monteverdi Choir  - Michel Roubinet  - Isabella de Sabata  - Philip Ford  - Nicholas Morgan
  11. Missa O Quam gloriosum, for 4 voices: Gloria  - Tomás Luis de Victoria  - Nigel Boon  - John Eliot Gardiner  - Gudrun Meier  -  Monteverdi Choir  - Michel Roubinet  - Isabella de Sabata  - Philip Ford  - Nicholas Morgan
  12. O Lux et decus (Codex Calixtinus, Cat. Auriense)  -  Anonymous, Codex Calixtinus  - Nigel Boon  - John Eliot Gardiner  - Gudrun Meier  -  Monteverdi Choir  - Michel Roubinet  - Isabella de Sabata  - Philip Ford  - Nicholas Morgan
  13. Missa O Quam gloriosum, for 4 voices: Sanctus  - Tomás Luis de Victoria  - Nigel Boon  - John Eliot Gardiner  - Gudrun Meier  -  Monteverdi Choir  - Michel Roubinet  - Isabella de Sabata  - Philip Ford  - Nicholas Morgan
  14. Missa O Quam gloriosum, for 4 voices: Benedictus  - Tomás Luis de Victoria  - Nigel Boon  - John Eliot Gardiner  - Gudrun Meier  -  Monteverdi Choir  - Michel Roubinet  - Isabella de Sabata  - Philip Ford  - Nicholas Morgan
  15. O venerande Christi apostole, Antienne  -  Anonymous, Codex Calixtinus  - Nigel Boon  - John Eliot Gardiner  - Gudrun Meier  -  Monteverdi Choir  - Michel Roubinet  - Isabella de Sabata  - Philip Ford  - Nicholas Morgan
  16. Missa O Quam gloriosum, for 4 voices: Agnus Dei  - Tomás Luis de Victoria  - Nigel Boon  - John Eliot Gardiner  - Gudrun Meier  -  Monteverdi Choir  - Michel Roubinet  - Isabella de Sabata  - Philip Ford  - Nicholas Morgan
  17. Nesciens Mater Virgo Virum, for 8 voices  - Jean Mouton  - Nigel Boon  - John Eliot Gardiner  - Gudrun Meier  -  Monteverdi Choir  - Michel Roubinet  - Isabella de Sabata  - Philip Ford  - Nicholas Morgan
  18. O Maria, Vernans Rosa  -  Jacobus Clemens Non Papa  - Nigel Boon  - John Eliot Gardiner  - Gudrun Meier  -  Monteverdi Choir  - Michel Roubinet  - Isabella de Sabata  - Philip Ford  - Nicholas Morgan
  19. Vadam, et circumibo civitatem, motet for 6 voices  - Tomás Luis de Victoria  - Nigel Boon  - John Eliot Gardiner  - Gudrun Meier  -  Monteverdi Choir  - Michel Roubinet  - Isabella de Sabata  - Philip Ford  - Nicholas Morgan
  20. Justorum animae, motet for 5 voices, M. xii (S. v/139)  - Roland de Lassus  - Nigel Boon  - John Eliot Gardiner  - Gudrun Meier  -  Monteverdi Choir  - Michel Roubinet  - Isabella de Sabata  - Philip Ford  - Nicholas Morgan
  21. Sanctus  -  Jacobus Clemens Non Papa  - Nigel Boon  - John Eliot Gardiner  - Gudrun Meier  -  Monteverdi Choir  - Michel Roubinet  - Isabella de Sabata  - Philip Ford  - Nicholas Morgan

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