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Great European Choral Works / The Sixteen

Sixteen / Christophers
Release Date: 06/12/2012 
Label:  Coro   Catalog #: 16102   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  George Frideric HandelClaudio MonteverdiGiovanni PalestrinaDietrich Buxtehude,   ... 
Performer:  Elin Manahan ThomasMark DobellJoseph CornwellGrace Davidson,   ... 
Conductor:  Harry Christophers
Orchestra/Ensemble:  The Sixteen
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 16 Mins. 

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Since they were founded in 1979 Harry Christophers and The Sixteen have recorded over 100 discs of choral music spanning 600 years. On this new collection, CORO presents a selection of their most celebrated recordings of music by composers from across Europe.

This disc features music from over a dozen composers representing ten countries from Palestrina’s Assumpta est Maria and Monteverdi’s Beatus Vir to excerpts from Poulenc’s Sept Répons des Ténèbrae and Frank Martin’s Mass for Double Choir. This disc provides a superb collection of works from some of Europe’s most celebrated composers and, alongside the first disc in this set, Great British Choral Works, is the perfect introduction to The Sixteen’s
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Works on This Recording

1.
Dixit Dominus, HWV 232: Dixit Dominus by George Frideric Handel
Performer:  Elin Manahan Thomas (), Mark Dobell (), Mark Dobell (Tenor)
Conductor:  Harry Christophers
Orchestra/Ensemble:  The Sixteen
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1707; Italy 
Length: 5 Minutes 16 Secs. 
2.
Selva morale e spirituale: Beatus vir a 6 by Claudio Monteverdi
Performer:  Elin Manahan Thomas (), Joseph Cornwell (), Grace Davidson (),
Julian Stocker (), Rob [Bass vocals] Macdonald ()
Conductor:  Harry Christophers
Orchestra/Ensemble:  The Sixteen
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1640; Italy 
Length: 7 Minutes 56 Secs. 
3.
Assumpta est Maria by Giovanni Palestrina
Conductor:  Harry Christophers
Orchestra/Ensemble:  The Sixteen
Period: Renaissance 
Written: 16th Century; Italy 
Length: 6 Minutes 21 Secs. 
4.
Membra Jesu nostri, BuxWV 75: Ad pedes "Ecce super montes" by Dietrich Buxtehude
Performer:  Simon Birchall (Bass), Carolyn Sampson (Soprano)
Conductor:  Harry Christophers
Orchestra/Ensemble:  The Sixteen
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1680; Germany 
5.
Timor et tremor, motet for 6 voices, M. iii (S. xix/6) by Orlando de Lassus
Conductor:  Harry Christophers
Orchestra/Ensemble:  The Sixteen
Period: Renaissance 
Written: by 1564; Munich, Germany 
Length: 4 Minutes 39 Secs. 
6.
German Requiem, Op. 45: Selig sind die Leid tragen by Johannes Brahms
Conductor:  Harry Christophers
Orchestra/Ensemble:  The Sixteen
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1854-1868; Austria 
Length: 9 Minutes 46 Secs. 
7.
Mass for Double Choir: Sanctus by Frank Martin
Conductor:  Harry Christophers
Orchestra/Ensemble:  The Sixteen
Period: Modern 
Written: 1922-1926; Switzerland 
Length: 3 Minutes 11 Secs. 
8.
Mass for Double Choir: Benedictus by Frank Martin
Conductor:  Harry Christophers
Orchestra/Ensemble:  The Sixteen
Period: Modern 
Written: 1922-1926; Switzerland 
Length: 1 Minutes 16 Secs. 
9.
Sept Répons des Ténèbres: Judas, mercator pessimus by Francis Poulenc
Conductor:  Harry Christophers
Orchestra/Ensemble:  The Sixteen
Period: Modern 
Written: 1961-1962 
Length: 2 Minutes 33 Secs. 
10.
Requiem, Op. 48: Agnus Dei by Gabriel Fauré
Conductor:  Harry Christophers
Orchestra/Ensemble:  The Sixteen
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1877-1890; France 
Length: 5 Minutes 11 Secs. 
11.
Musicalische Exequien, Op. 7: Herr, nun lässest du, SWV 281 by Heinrich Schütz
Performer:  Lisa Beckley (Voice), Sally Dunkley (Voice), Simon Birchall (),
Ruth Dean (Voice), Carolyn Sampson (), Robert [Bass-Baritone Vocal] Evans (Voice),
Libby Crabtree (Voice), Tim Jones (Voice), Rebecca Outram (Voice)
Conductor:  Harry Christophers
Orchestra/Ensemble:  The Sixteen
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1636; Germany 
Length: 4 Minutes 26 Secs. 
12.
Te Deum: Te gloriosus Apostolorum by Antonio Teixeira
Conductor:  Harry Christophers
Orchestra/Ensemble:  The Sixteen
Period: Baroque 
Length: 5 Minutes 19 Secs. 
13.
Vesperae solennes de confessore, K 339: Laudate Dominum by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Elin Manahan Thomas ()
Conductor:  Harry Christophers
Orchestra/Ensemble:  The Sixteen
Period: Classical 
Written: 1780; Salzburg, Austria 
Length: 3 Minutes 58 Secs. 
14.
O ewiges Feuer, O Ursprung der Liebe, BWV 34: no 1, O weiges Feuer by Johann Sebastian Bach
Conductor:  Harry Christophers
Orchestra/Ensemble:  The Sixteen
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1746-1747 
Length: 7 Minutes 21 Secs. 
15.
Gaude, Maria virgo, motet for 5 voices by Tomás L. de Victoria
Conductor:  Harry Christophers
Orchestra/Ensemble:  The Sixteen
Period: Renaissance 
Length: 1 Minutes 51 Secs. 

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