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Vivanco: Missa Assumpsit Jesus / Hollingworth, De Profundis


Release Date: 06/29/2018 
Label:  Hyperion   Catalog #: 68257  
Composer:  Sebastian de Vivanco
Performer:  Graham KirkSam BarrettMark DourishRob Humphries,   ... 
Conductor:  Robert Hollingworth
Orchestra/Ensemble:  De Profundis Vocal Ensemble
Number of Discs: 1 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

The opulent male voices of De Profundis bring the complex—and gorgeous—sonic tapestries woven by Sebastián de Vivanco in Renaissance Spain thrillingly to life.

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REVIEW:S

The large-scale Missa Assumpsit Jesus has a sumptuous sound that contains numerous canons and other forms of imitation. To perform it demands both vocal power and clarity, both qualities possessed in abundance by the all-male British choir. Director Hollingsworth favors a darker sound that emphasizes the lower voices, but he never loses the balance necessary to sort out the polyphony. Except for the choir's namesake De profundis, the motets at the end of the program offer an effective contrast: they are brighter, more
Read more joyful pieces; the Magnificat at the end returns to the denser textures of the mass.

– All Music Guide (James Mannheim)

The ‘Hosanna’ of the Mass is supremely inventive and worth the price of admission in its own, and the contrast between the two penitential motets and the brace of Song of Songs illustrates Vivanco’s range most eloquently. For a group of nearly two dozen the all-male choir sound remarkably compact: Robert Hollingworth seems to bring the best out of them.

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Works on This Recording

1.
Missa Assumpsit Iesus by Sebastian de Vivanco
Performer:  Graham Kirk (Baritone), Sam Barrett (Bass), Mark Dourish (Tenor),
Rob Humphries (Tenor)
Conductor:  Robert Hollingworth
Orchestra/Ensemble:  De Profundis Vocal Ensemble
Period: Renaissance 
Written: Spain 
2.
De profundis by Sebastian de Vivanco
Conductor:  Robert Hollingworth
Orchestra/Ensemble:  De Profundis Vocal Ensemble
Period: Renaissance 
Written: Spain 
3.
Versa est in luctum by Sebastian de Vivanco
Conductor:  Robert Hollingworth
Orchestra/Ensemble:  De Profundis Vocal Ensemble
Period: Renaissance 
Written: Spain 
4.
Surge, propera, amica mea by Sebastian de Vivanco
Conductor:  Robert Hollingworth
Orchestra/Ensemble:  De Profundis Vocal Ensemble
Period: Renaissance 
Written: Spain 
5.
Assumpta est Maria by Sebastian de Vivanco
Conductor:  Robert Hollingworth
Orchestra/Ensemble:  De Profundis Vocal Ensemble
Period: Renaissance 
Written: Spain 
6.
Veni dilecte mi by Sebastian de Vivanco
Conductor:  Robert Hollingworth
Orchestra/Ensemble:  De Profundis Vocal Ensemble
Period: Renaissance 
Written: Spain 
7.
Magnificat primi toni by Sebastian de Vivanco
Performer:  Tristram Cooke (Countertenor)
Conductor:  Robert Hollingworth
Orchestra/Ensemble:  De Profundis Vocal Ensemble
Period: Renaissance 
Written: Spain 

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