- Jubilate Deo, motet for 8 voices (1597) (05:08)
- Beatus Vir (I), motet for 6 voices, 2 violins, 3 violas/trombones and continuo (from Seva morale e spirituale), SV 268 (08:32)
- Christe, adoramus te, motet for 5 voices, SV 293 (03:01)
- Cantate Domino canticum novum, motet, version for 6 voices, SV 292 (01:56)
- Sicut cervus, motet for 4 voices (from Motets Book II for 4 voices) (03:15)
- Exsultate Deo, motet for 5 voices (from Motets Book V) (02:12)
- Christus Factus Est, motet for 4 voices (02:07)
- O vos omnes, responsory for 5 voices, W. 8/40 (03:36)
- Timor et tremor, motet for 6 voices, M. iii (S. xix/6) (03:33)
- Ave verum corpus, motet for 6 voices, M. xiii (S. xiii/66) (04:13)
- Laudate Dominum omnes gentes, motet for 5 voices & continuo (Cantiones Sacrae No. 11) (02:55)
- Magnificat, for SSATB voices, 2 violins, 2 violas, violone & continuo, BuxWV Anh 1 (doubtful) (08:06)
- Jesu, dulcis memoria, hymn for 4 voice (spurious) (01:56)
- O vos omnes, responsory for 4 voices (03:18)
- Crux fidelis, for 4 voices (02:35)
- Ave Maria... virgo serena, motet for 4 parts (06:07)
- Dixit Maria, for 4 voices (02:20)
- Jauchzet dem Herren, alle Welt (Psalm 100) for double chorus & continuo, SWV 36 (Op. 2/15) (2 versions) (04:23)
- Selig sind die Toten, motet for 2 sopranos, alto, 2 tenors, bass & continuo, SWV 391 (Op. 11/23) (04:11)
- O Jesu Christ, meins Lebens Licht, motet for chorus & brass ("Cantata No. 118"), BWV 118a (BC B23a) (04:51)
The Sacred Flame - European Sacred Music of the Renaissance and Baroque Eraby John Rutter
Focusing on the extraordinary body of choral music produced for liturgical use during the Renaissance and Baroque periods, The Sacred Flame explores the rich and varied ways in which European/i>
John Rutter conducts the Cambridge Singers and La Nuova Musica in this ravishing recording of European church music from the sixteenth to eighteenth centuries.
Focusing on the extraordinary body of choral music produced for liturgical use during the Renaissance and Baroque periods, The Sacred Flame explores the rich and varied ways in which European composers responded to sacred texts.
The collection features familiar classics by Gabrieli, Monteverdi, Palestrina, and Schütz, as well as less widely-known masterpieces by Bach, Buxtehude, Hassler, and Sweelinck.
The Cambridge Singers are at their sensuous and virtuosic best and are joined here for the first time on disc by the instrumentalists of La Nuova Musica, one of the UK’s most exciting early music ensembles. From the Label
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John Rutter has always dominated the choral music field, mostly performances and recordings of his own compositions. Who knew that a colelction of early church music would be so captivating. The Cambrisge Singers are in fine voice as they navigate the performance practices of the late Renaissance and early Baroque periods. The new group that specializes in Early Music La Nuova Musica give sensitive and appropriate accompaniment to the singers. I can not think of enough superlatives to use when reommending this recording, which I do without reservation.