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Pro Cantione Antiqua

Pro Cantione Antiqua

The 1960s were a period when pioneering singers followed the lead of instrumentalists to create ensembles devoted to researching and performing the long-forgotten treasure of Western music composed before the time of Bach and Handel, and it was in the middle of that decade that three British musicians and scholars founded Pro Cantione Antiqua. The intent from the beginning was to make the group an ensemble of soloists, in the sense that they all had careers as professional solo singers. This blend of strength and beauty of each singer's tone and the individuality each member brings to his part is responsible for the special quality of the PCA. Its primary era of emphasis is the Renaissance era, the richest outpouring of polyphonic composition in history. Since polyphony is an interplay of truly independent lines, the individuality of the singers on each part enhances the performance and helps guide the listener through the complex part-writing. In addition to its Renaissance repertory, the PCA also sings considerable amounts of Medieval music and, as a number of early music groups have done, developed an interest in recent trends in contemporary music.

The PCA has toured extensively through Europe, the Far East, and Latin America. It has made over 80 CD albums and won several major disc awards.

Albums

Melgás & Morago: Music of the Portuguese Renaissance
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Palestrina: Canticum Canticorum Salomonis – The Song of Songs
CDH55095Helios (Hyperion's budget label)
Peñalosa: The Complete Motets
CDH55357Helios (Hyperion's budget label)
Lassus: Requiem
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Complete works available for download

DIOGO DIAS MELGÁS (1638-1700)
Adiuva noswith Mark Brown (conductor)
Ecce ascendimuswith Mark Brown (conductor)
Ego sum resurrectiowith Mark Brown (conductor)
Ille homowith Mark Brown (conductor)
In ieiunio et fletuwith Mark Brown (conductor)
In monte Olivetiwith Mark Brown (conductor)
Lamentationeswith Mark Brown (conductor)
Magister volumuswith Mark Brown (conductor)
Memento homowith Mark Brown (conductor)
O vos omneswith Mark Brown (conductor)
Pia et dolorosa materwith Mark Brown (conductor)
Recordare virgo materwith Mark Brown (conductor)
Rex tremendae maiestatiswith Mark Brown (conductor)
Salve reginawith Mark Brown (conductor)
ESTÊVÃO LOPES MORAGO (c1575-after 1630)
Commissa mea pavescowith Mark Brown (conductor)
De profundiswith Mark Brown (conductor)
Esto mihiwith Mark Brown (conductor)
Exsurgewith Mark Brown (conductor)
Laetentur caeliwith Mark Brown (conductor)
Montes Israelwith Mark Brown (conductor)
Oculi meiwith Mark Brown (conductor)
Parce Dominewith Mark Brown (conductor)
Revelabitur gloria Dominiwith Mark Brown (conductor)
Versa est in luctumwith Mark Brown (conductor)
GIOVANNI PIERLUIGI DA PALESTRINA (1525/6-1594)
Canticum Canticorum Salomonis 'The Song of Songs'with Bruno Turner (conductor)
FRANCISCO DE PEÑALOSA (c1470-1528)
Adoro te, Domine Jesu Christewith Bruno Turner (conductor)
Ave regina caelorumwith Bruno Turner (conductor)
Ave verum corpuswith Bruno Turner (conductor)
Ave, vera caro Christiwith Bruno Turner (conductor)
Ave, vere sanguis Dominiwith Bruno Turner (conductor)
Deus, qui manus tuaswith Bruno Turner (conductor)
Domine Jesu Christe, qui neminemwith Bruno Turner (conductor)
Domine, secundum actum meumwith Bruno Turner (conductor)
Emendemus in meliuswith Bruno Turner (conductor)
In passione posituswith Bruno Turner (conductor)
Inter vestibulum et altarewith Bruno Turner (conductor)
Ne reminiscaris, Dominewith Bruno Turner (conductor)
Nigra sum, sed formosawith Bruno Turner (conductor)
O Domina sanctissimawith Bruno Turner (conductor)
Pater nosterwith Bruno Turner (conductor)
Precor te, Domine Jesu Christewith Bruno Turner (conductor)
Sancta Mariawith Bruno Turner (conductor)
Sancta mater istud agaswith Bruno Turner (conductor)
Transeunte Domino Jesuwith Bruno Turner (conductor)
Tribularer, si nesciremwith Bruno Turner (conductor)
Unica est columba meawith Bruno Turner (conductor)
Versa est in luctumwith Bruno Turner (conductor)

Alphabetical listing of all musical works

Absolve Domine, animas omnium fidelium  
Adiuro vos, filiae Hierusalem  
Adiuva nos (Melgás)
Adoro te, Domine Jesu Christe (Peñalosa)
Ave regina caelorum (Peñalosa)
Ave verum corpus (Peñalosa)
Ave, vera caro Christi (Peñalosa)
Ave, vere sanguis Domini (Peñalosa)
Canticum Canticorum Salomonis 'The Song of Songs' (Palestrina)
Caput eius aurum optimum  
Commissa mea pavesco (Morago)
De profundis (Morago)
Descendi in hortum meum  
Deus, qui manus tuas (Peñalosa)
Dies irae, dies illa  
Dilectus meus descendit  
Dilectus meus mihi  
Domine Jesu Christe, qui neminem (Peñalosa)
Domine Jesu Christe, rex gloriae  
Domine, secundum actum meum (Peñalosa)
Duo ubera tua  
Ecce ascendimus (Melgás)
Ecce tu pulcher es  
Ego sum resurrectio (Melgás)
Emendemus in melius (Peñalosa)
Esto mihi (Morago)
Exsurge (Morago)
Fasciculus myrrhae dilectus meus  
Guttur tuum sicut vinum optimum  
Ille homo (Melgás)
In ieiunio et fletu (Melgás)
In monte Oliveti (Melgás)
In passione positus (Peñalosa)
Inter vestibulum et altare (Peñalosa)
Introduxit me rex in cellam  
Laetentur caeli (Morago)
Laeva eius sub capite meo  
Lamentationes (Melgás)
Lux aeterna luceat eis, Domine  
Magister volumus (Melgás)
Memento homo (Melgás)
Missa pro defunctis 'Requiem' (Lassus)
Montes Israel (Morago)
Ne reminiscaris, Domine (Peñalosa)
Nigra sum sed formosa  
Nigra sum, sed formosa (Peñalosa)
O Domina sanctissima (Peñalosa)
O vos omnes (Melgás)
Oculi mei (Morago)
Osculetur me osculo oris sui  
Parce Domine (Morago)
Pater noster (Peñalosa)
Pia et dolorosa mater (Melgás)
Precor te, Domine Jesu Christe (Peñalosa)
Pulchra es amica mea  
Pulchrae sunt genae tuae  
Quae est ista quae progreditur  
Quam pulchra es, et quam decora  
Quam pulchri sunt gressus tui  
Recordare virgo mater (Melgás)
Revelabitur gloria Domini (Morago)
Rex tremendae maiestatis (Melgás)
Salve regina (Melgás)
Sancta Maria (Peñalosa)
Sancta mater istud agas (Peñalosa)
Si ignoras te, o pulchra  
Sicut lilium inter spinas  
Surgam et circuibo civitatem  
Surge, amica mea, speciosa mea  
Surge, propera, amica mea  
Tota pulchra es, amica mea  
Trahe me post te  
Transeunte Domino Jesu (Peñalosa)
Tribularer, si nescirem (Peñalosa)
Unica est columba mea (Peñalosa)
Veni, dilecte mi  
Versa est in luctum (Morago)
Versa est in luctum (Peñalosa)
Vineam meam non custodivi  
Vox dilecti mei  
Vulnerasti cor meum  
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