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Gaudete omnes et laetamini [2'55]
Regina caeli laetare [5'21]
Magnificat anima mea Dominum [5'00]
Angelus ad pastores ait [2'30]
Tanto tempore vobiscum [3'42]
Te Deum laudamus [12'04]
The last great representative of that fertile 'golden age' of Netherlands polyphonists, Sweelinck merits recognition not only as one of the most prolific and versatile musicians of his time but as one of the leading choral composers of the late Renaissance.
The Cantiones Sacrae are Catholic motets, in Latin, for five-part choir with basso continuo; almost all the texts are drawn from the Vulgate and the Roman liturgy. However, the texts are varied—ranging from the desolate and meditative to the exuberant and festive. Within these pieces we hear some of Sweelinck's most interesting and distinctive music.
It is hoped that the present recordings will help draw attention to a rich and diverse repertoire that deserves to be far better known. And who could be better equipped to perform it than Trinity College Chapel Choir under the direction of Richard Marlow?
|Early Italian Violin Sonatas|
'Certainly worth exploring. Exquisitely stylish performances of some enterprising repertoire' (Classic CD)
'Impeccable, stylish and full of life. The recording is up to Hyperion's usual standard: need more be said?' (Hi-Fi News)» More
|Music from Renaissance Coimbra|
'A wonderful selection … the music is a real delight … the singing is uniformly excellent and inspiring' (Early Music Review)» More
|Ockeghem: Missa Au travail suis & Missa De plus en plus|
Specially recorded by The Tallis Scholars to celebrate the music of Johannes Ockeghem in the year of his 500th Anniversary. Ockeghem died on 6 February 1497.» More
|Rore: Missa Praeter rerum seriem|
In 1994 this CD won both the Gramophone Early Music Award and the Gramophone/Classic FM People's Choice Award. Hitherto known chiefly for his madrigals, this was the first recording to feature an extensive selection of sacred music by the Franco-F ...» More
Chant for the First Mass of Christmas according to the Salisbury Rite. It would have been celebrated after midnight on Christmas Eve, and was known as the Missa in gallicantu— the Mass at Cockcrow. The chant has been taken from printed sources whi ...» More