Palestrina: Lamentations
Second Book of Lamentations

The members of Cinquecento turn to perhaps the pre-eminent composer of the sixteenth century: Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina. Settings of the Lamentations of Jeremiah would have been integral to the liturgical rites of Holy Week: here is one of the most sublime.

CDA68284  71 minutes 40 seconds
‘Perhaps the most arresting and unexpected touch is the eight-voice setting of 'Jerusalem, Jerusalem' at the end of Lectio III for Holy Saturday, where three extra tenor parts fill out the texture and ...
BBC Music Magazine
‘It’s a beautiful sound … they just blend perfectly together … the timbre’s interesting as well. You’ve got countertenor Terry Wey on the top of the texture, and he’s a little bit of a magic ...