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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' (CDA66715)
Melgás & Morago: Music of the Portuguese Renaissance
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'Palestrina: Canticum Canticorum Salomonis – The Song of Songs' (CDH55095)
Palestrina: Canticum Canticorum Salomonis – The Song of Songs
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'Peñalosa: The Complete Motets' (CDH55357)
Peñalosa: The Complete Motets
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'Lassus: Requiem' (CDA66066)
Lassus: Requiem
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Alphabetical listing of all musical works
Absolve Domine, animas omnium fidelium  First line to Tractus, Movement 4 of Missa pro defunctis 'Requiem' (Lassus)
Adiuro vos, filiae Hierusalem  No 19 of Canticum Canticorum Salomonis 'The Song of Songs' (Palestrina)
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  No 20 of Canticum Canticorum Salomonis 'The Song of Songs' (Palestrina)
Commissa mea pavesco (Morago)
De profundis (Morago)
Descendi in hortum meum  No 24 of Canticum Canticorum Salomonis 'The Song of Songs' (Palestrina)
Deus, qui manus tuas (Peñalosa)
Dies irae, dies illa  First line to Sequentia, Movement 5 of Missa pro defunctis 'Requiem' (Lassus)
Dilectus meus descendit  No 21 of Canticum Canticorum Salomonis 'The Song of Songs' (Palestrina)
Dilectus meus mihi  No 17 of Canticum Canticorum Salomonis 'The Song of Songs' (Palestrina)
Domine Jesu Christe, qui neminem (Peñalosa)
Domine Jesu Christe, rex gloriae  First line to Offertorium, Movement 6 of Missa pro defunctis 'Requiem' (Lassus)
Domine, secundum actum meum (Peñalosa)
Duo ubera tua  No 26 of Canticum Canticorum Salomonis 'The Song of Songs' (Palestrina)
Ecce ascendimus (Melgás)
Ecce tu pulcher es  No 8 of Canticum Canticorum Salomonis 'The Song of Songs' (Palestrina)
Ego sum resurrectio (Melgás)
Emendemus in melius (Peñalosa)
Esto mihi (Morago)
Exsurge (Morago)
Fasciculus myrrhae dilectus meus  No 7 of Canticum Canticorum Salomonis 'The Song of Songs' (Palestrina)
Guttur tuum sicut vinum optimum  No 28 of Canticum Canticorum Salomonis 'The Song of Songs' (Palestrina)
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  No 12 of Canticum Canticorum Salomonis 'The Song of Songs' (Palestrina)
Laetentur caeli (Morago)
Laeva eius sub capite meo  No 13 of Canticum Canticorum Salomonis 'The Song of Songs' (Palestrina)
Lamentationes (Melgás)
Lux aeterna luceat eis, Domine  First line to Communio, Movement 9 of Missa pro defunctis 'Requiem' (Lassus)
Magister volumus (Melgás)
Memento homo (Melgás)
Missa pro defunctis 'Requiem' (Lassus)
Montes Israel (Morago)
Ne reminiscaris, Domine (Peñalosa)
Nigra sum sed formosa  No 3 of Canticum Canticorum Salomonis 'The Song of Songs' (Palestrina)
Nigra sum, sed formosa (Peñalosa)
O Domina sanctissima (Peñalosa)
O vos omnes (Melgás)
Oculi mei (Morago)
Osculetur me osculo oris sui  No 1 of Canticum Canticorum Salomonis 'The Song of Songs' (Palestrina)
Parce Domine (Morago)
Pater noster (Peñalosa)
Pia et dolorosa mater (Melgás)
Precor te, Domine Jesu Christe (Peñalosa)
Pulchra es amica mea  No 22 of Canticum Canticorum Salomonis 'The Song of Songs' (Palestrina)
Pulchrae sunt genae tuae  No 6 of Canticum Canticorum Salomonis 'The Song of Songs' (Palestrina)
Quae est ista quae progreditur  No 23 of Canticum Canticorum Salomonis 'The Song of Songs' (Palestrina)
Quam pulchra es, et quam decora  No 27 of Canticum Canticorum Salomonis 'The Song of Songs' (Palestrina)
Quam pulchri sunt gressus tui  No 25 of Canticum Canticorum Salomonis 'The Song of Songs' (Palestrina)
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  No 5 of Canticum Canticorum Salomonis 'The Song of Songs' (Palestrina)
Sicut lilium inter spinas  No 11 of Canticum Canticorum Salomonis 'The Song of Songs' (Palestrina)
Surgam et circuibo civitatem  No 18 of Canticum Canticorum Salomonis 'The Song of Songs' (Palestrina)
Surge, amica mea, speciosa mea  No 16 of Canticum Canticorum Salomonis 'The Song of Songs' (Palestrina)
Surge, propera, amica mea  No 15 of Canticum Canticorum Salomonis 'The Song of Songs' (Palestrina)
Tota pulchra es, amica mea  No 9 of Canticum Canticorum Salomonis 'The Song of Songs' (Palestrina)
Trahe me post te  No 2 of Canticum Canticorum Salomonis 'The Song of Songs' (Palestrina)
Transeunte Domino Jesu (Peñalosa)
Tribularer, si nescirem (Peñalosa)
Unica est columba mea (Peñalosa)
Veni, dilecte mi  No 29 of Canticum Canticorum Salomonis 'The Song of Songs' (Palestrina)
Versa est in luctum (Morago)
Versa est in luctum (Peñalosa)
Vineam meam non custodivi  No 4 of Canticum Canticorum Salomonis 'The Song of Songs' (Palestrina)
Vox dilecti mei  No 14 of Canticum Canticorum Salomonis 'The Song of Songs' (Palestrina)
Vulnerasti cor meum  No 10 of Canticum Canticorum Salomonis 'The Song of Songs' (Palestrina)
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