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Passion - Sacred Masterpieces

Passion: Sacred Masterpieces / Various (W/Cdrom)
Release Date: 05/04/2010 
Label:  Brilliant Classics   Catalog #: 94032   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Giovanni PalestrinaGregorio AllegriRobert RamseyThomas Weelkes,   ... 
Conductor:  Timothy Brown
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Clare College Choir
Number of Discs: 15 
Recorded in: Stereo 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

A stunning 15 CD collection of some of the greatest sacred music ever written.

From the great Lamentations of Byrd, Tallis and Palestrina, the listener is taken on a remarkable spiritual journey through Bach's great St Matthew Passion, Purcell's moving and bleak funeral music for Queen Mary, and Handel radiant Messiah.

Pergolesi's masterful setting of the Stabat Mater and Telemann's Passions-Oratorium are also to be found here, along with Haydn's Stabat Mater and his dark and intense masterpiece Die sieben letzen Worte, or The Seven Last Words of our Saviour from the Cross.

Finally, Allegri's hauntingly beautiful Miserere opens this collection -- a work that was copied from memory after one hearing
Read more by the child Mozart. Prior to that moment the work had only been heard in the Vatican.

- Superb value with a CD-ROM containing a full tracklist, sung texts, translations and booklet notes
- First rate performances from leading choirs including Kings College and Clare College, Cambridge, and the Stuttgart Chamber Chorus
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Works on This Recording

1. Stabat Mater a 8 by Giovanni Palestrina
Conductor:  Timothy Brown
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Clare College Choir
Period: Renaissance 
Written: Italy 
2. Miserere mei Deus: Miserere mei by Gregorio Allegri
Conductor:  Timothy Brown
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Clare College Choir
Period: Baroque 
Written: 17th Century; Italy 
3. How are the mighty fallen, T 6 by Robert Ramsey
Conductor:  Timothy Brown
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Clare College Choir
Period: Baroque 
Written: 17th Century; England 
4. When David heard that Absalom was slain by Thomas Weelkes
Conductor:  Timothy Brown
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Clare College Choir
Period: Renaissance 
Written: England 
5. Lamentations of Jeremiah: Excerpt(s) by Thomas Tallis
Conductor:  Timothy Brown
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Clare College Choir
6. Officium Hebdomadae Sanctae: Tenebrae Responsories - O vos omnes by Tomás Luis de Victoria
Conductor:  Timothy Brown
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Clare College Choir
Period: Renaissance 
Written: by 1585; Spain 
7. Déploration sur la mort de Ockeghem by Josquin Des Préz
Conductor:  Timothy Brown
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Clare College Choir
Period: Renaissance 
Written: France 
8. Responsories (9), Sabbato Sancto: no 5, O vos omnes by Carlo Gesualdo
Conductor:  Timothy Brown
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Clare College Choir
Period: Renaissance 
Written: 1611; Italy 
9. Super flumina Babylonis by Giovanni Palestrina
Conductor:  Timothy Brown
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Clare College Choir
Period: Renaissance 
Written: by 1581; Italy 
10. Absalon, fili mi by Josquin Des Préz
Conductor:  Timothy Brown
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Clare College Choir
Period: Renaissance 
Written: France 
11. Civitas sancti tui by William Byrd
Conductor:  Timothy Brown
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Clare College Choir
Period: Renaissance 
Written: by 1589; London, England 
12. Songs of 3-6 parts: When David heard that Absalom was slain by Thomas Tomkins
Conductor:  Timothy Brown
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Clare College Choir
Period: Renaissance 
Written: by 1622; England 
13. Vox in Rama by George Kirbye
Conductor:  Timothy Brown
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Clare College Choir
Period: Renaissance 
Written: England 
14. Saint John Passion, BWV 245 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1724; Leipzig, Germany 
15. Saint Matthew Passion, BWV 244 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Period: Baroque 
Written: Circa 1727; Leipzig, Germany 
16. Messiah, HWV 56 by George Frideric Handel
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1741; London, England 
17. Seven last words of Christ on the Cross, H 20 no 2 by Franz Joseph Haydn
Period: Classical 
Written: 1795-1796; Eszterhazá, Hungary 
18. Stabat Mater, H 20 bis by Franz Joseph Haydn
Period: Classical 
Written: 1767; Eszterhazá, Hungary 
19. Stabat Mater by Giovanni Battista Pergolesi
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1736; Pozzuoli, Italy 
20. Work(s) by Various

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