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Cristobal de Morales: O Magnum Mysterium, Christmas Motets / Cordes, Weser-Renaissance

De Morales / Weser-renaissance / Cordes
Release Date: 11/19/2013 
Label:  Cpo   Catalog #: 777820   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Cristóbal de Morales
Conductor:  Manfred Cordes
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Weser-Renaissance
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
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Works on This Recording

1. Veni Domine by Cristóbal de Morales
Conductor:  Manfred Cordes
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Weser-Renaissance
Period: Renaissance 
Written: 16th Century 
2. Sancta et immaculata virginitas by Cristóbal de Morales
Conductor:  Manfred Cordes
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Weser-Renaissance
3. Salve regina by Cristóbal de Morales
Conductor:  Manfred Cordes
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Weser-Renaissance
Period: Renaissance 
Written: 16th Century 
4. Puer natus est nobis by Cristóbal de Morales
Conductor:  Manfred Cordes
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Weser-Renaissance
Period: Renaissance 
Written: by 1543; Italy 
5. Pastores, dicite, quidnam by Cristóbal de Morales
Conductor:  Manfred Cordes
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Weser-Renaissance
Period: Renaissance 
6. Exaltata est sancta Dei genitrix by Cristóbal de Morales
Conductor:  Manfred Cordes
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Weser-Renaissance
Period: Renaissance 
Written: 16th Century; Spain 
7. Ecce virgo concipiet by Cristóbal de Morales
Conductor:  Manfred Cordes
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Weser-Renaissance
Period: Renaissance 
Written: Spain 
8. Cum natus esset Jesus by Cristóbal de Morales
Conductor:  Manfred Cordes
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Weser-Renaissance
Period: Renaissance 
Written: by 1541; Italy 
9. Ave regina caelorum by Cristóbal de Morales
Conductor:  Manfred Cordes
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Weser-Renaissance
Period: Renaissance 
Written: 15th Century 
10. Ave Maria, gratia plena by Cristóbal de Morales
Conductor:  Manfred Cordes
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Weser-Renaissance
11. Missus est Gabriel Angelus by Cristóbal de Morales
Conductor:  Manfred Cordes
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Weser-Renaissance
12. Candida virginitas by Cristóbal de Morales
Conductor:  Manfred Cordes
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Weser-Renaissance

Sound Samples

O magnum mysterium
Missus est Gabriel
Ecce virgo concipiet
Veni Domine, et noli tardare
Ave Maria, gratia pleni
Puer natus est nobis
Pastores, dicite, quidnam
Exaltata est sancta Dei genetrix
Salve regina
Sancta et immaculata virginitas
Ave regina caelorum
Candida virginitas
Salve nos, stella maris
Cum natus esset Jesus

Customer Reviews

Average Customer Review:  1 Customer Review )
 Year-round goodness August 13, 2014 By Ralph Graves (Hood, VA) See All My Reviews "Cristobal de Morales was called "the light of Spain in music" and with good reason, as this new release demonstrates. Morales' counterpoint is transparent, and his settings easy to follow and understand. His music is both deeply expressive and ethereal in its beauty. This release presents fourteen of Morales' Christmas motets, but they're works that can be enjoyed for their on intrinsic merits any time of year. The Weser-Renaissance ensemble, directed by Manfred Cordes, performs in an almost self-effacing manner, with clean, unwavering tones. This clarity gives these works an almost other-worldly purity that I think captures the essence of Morales' intent." Report Abuse
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