Sweelinck - French Psalms & Canciones Sacrae | Harmonia Mundi - HM Gold HMG502033

Sweelinck - French Psalms & Canciones Sacrae

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Label: Harmonia Mundi - HM Gold

Cat No: HMG502033

Format: CD

Number of Discs: 1

Genre: Vocal/Choral

Release Date: 7th July 2017

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About

Composer, organist, organ builder and teacher of international renown, Jan Pieterszoon Sweelinck was known in his own time as the ‘Orpheus of Amsterdam'. Among his significant contributions to Franco-Flemish polyphony, one finds both psalms in French which closely follow the dictates of the Reformation and sacred vocal works in Latin, among which the Magnificat is outstanding.

“Expressive, affectionate singing of music which closed the polyphonic age in northern Europe.”
- BBC Music Magazine, January 2010 ****

“The 18 fresh-sounding voices of the professional chamber choir Cappella Amsterdam produce a bright and transparent choral balance. Their intonation is flawless, the French pronunciation idiomatic and unaffected, and underpinned unobtrusively by the organ and lute continuo. The sleeve presentation and programme-notes are first rate.”
- Gramophone, February 2010

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