Palestrina et al - Messa di Santa Cecilia | Christophorus CHR77288

Palestrina et al - Messa di Santa Cecilia

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Label: Christophorus

Cat No: CHR77288

Format: SACD

Number of Discs: 1

Genre: Vocal/Choral

Release Date: 12th May 2008

Contents

Artists

Ensemble Officium

Conductor

Wilfried Rombach

Works

Palestrina, Giovanni Pierluigi da

Messa di Santa Cecilia

Artists

Ensemble Officium

Conductor

Wilfried Rombach

About

In around 1580, Rome's most important musicians joined forces in the Compagnia dei Musici di Roma under the patronage of the Pope. This composition, a twelve-part mass for Cecilia, the patron saint of church music and of the Compagnia, is the work of a number of composers including Stabile, Soriano, Dragoni, Giovanelli, Santini and Mancini.

A Palestrina motet for St.Cecilia was taken as a theme on which each composer was invited to elaborate as part of the Mass. With so many collaborators keen to demonstrate their compositional prowess, the result is a magnificent example of Renaissance vocal music.

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