Palestrina Vol.7 | Coro COR16155

Palestrina Vol.7


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Label: Coro

Cat No: COR16155

Format: CD

Number of Discs: 1

Genre: Vocal/Choral

Release Date: 1st September 2017



The Sixteen


Harry Christophers


Palestrina, Giovanni Pierluigi da

Angelus Domini descendit de caelo a5
Ave maris stella
Beata Barbara
Beatae Mariae Magdalenae
Canticum Canticorum (The Song of Songs)
» no.19 Adiuro vos filiae Jerusalem
» no.20 Caput eius aureum optimum
» no.21 Dilectus meus descendit
In diebus illis
Missa Ave Regina caelorum
Susanna ab improbis senibus
Veni sponsa Christi


The Sixteen


Harry Christophers


Palestrina is perhaps the most famous of all Renaissance composers, certainly by name. By the time of his death his reputation outshone all others. His musical legacy is prodigious even by the standards of the time – he wrote over 100 masses – and he was the first Renaissance composer to have a complete edition of almost his whole output published in modern notation.

Today some pieces are quite familiar, others less so and much of his superb music is almost unknown. The eagerly anticipated seventh volume in The Sixteen’s celebrated series focuses on some of the pivotal women in Christian history – Mary the Mother of Jesus, Mary Magdalene, St Barbara and Susannah.

‘Christophers artfully moulds and heightens the contours of the polyphonic lines, which ebb and flow in a liquid tapestry of sound... [The Sixteen] are ardent and energetic in Surge amica mae, radiant in Surgam et circuibo civitatem, painting and animating the words to vibrant effect.’ – BBC Music Magazine Choral & Song Choice, October 2015 (Vol.6: COR16133)

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