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Beyond Chant / Keene, Voices Of Ascension


Release Date: 05/23/1994 
Label:  Delos   Catalog #: 3165   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Giovanni PalestrinaJosquin Des PrézOrlando de LassusLodovico da Viadana,   ... 
Performer:  Alessandra ViscontiKathy Etherington
Conductor:  Dennis Keene
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Voices of Ascension
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 3 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

- Recorded 20-bit - Dolby Surround - Timeline of Renaissance composers on back cover of program booklet - Complete texts of musical selections O Magnum Mysterium' (Oh Great Mystery) begins one of the masterpieces heard on this album, spelling out the spiritual inspiration behind all sacred Renaissance music. 'I think that as our modern lives get more and more noisy and cluttered we yearn for a more peaceful and transcendent world. Perhaps that explains the recent interest in the antique music of the church: the music heard in the old basilicas, cathedrals and monasteries of Europe. 'This particular recording came into being because of the remarkable reaction to the two Renaissance works on our first CD, 'Mysteries Beyond' (formerly 'Ave Read more Maria'). Many of our listeners said 'let's have a whole album of Renaissance music'' - Dennis Keene, from the booklet notes Amelia S. Haygood, President and founder of Delos International, has this to say about the title 'Beyond Chant': 'In our 22 years of making classical recordings, we have centered our efforts on presenting American artists and composers to as wide an audience as possible. Of late we have tailored some releases, and sections of program booklets on selected titles, to young people. 'While we were working on this project of Renaissance music with Dennis Keene, whose intense commitment to the highest musical standards is immediately obvious to anyone having even casual contact with his work, the phenomenon of 'crossover,' pop-oriented interest in recordings of Medieval chant was just beginning to cause a stir in the marketplace. 'While our working title for this recording had been 'Mysteries of the Renaissance,' we decided to add a phrase reflecting a topic much discussed during the sessions: the ways in which Renaissance music 'took off' from chant. We discussed how we might lead some of the pop-oriented young who were interested in the meditational aspects of chant to the beauty of the Renaissance, in hopes that they might find some of the solaces they had heretofore experienced in chant. Thus our title became 'Beyond Chant: Mysteries of the Renaissance.'' Read less

Works on This Recording

1. Sicut cervus by Giovanni Palestrina
Conductor:  Dennis Keene
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Voices of Ascension
Period: Renaissance 
Written: by 1581; Italy 
Date of Recording: 03/1994 
Venue:  Church of the Ascension, New York City 
Length: 2 Minutes 22 Secs. 
Language: Latin 
2. Ave Maria by Josquin Des Préz
Conductor:  Dennis Keene
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Voices of Ascension
Period: Renaissance 
Date of Recording: 03/1994 
Venue:  Church of the Ascension, New York City 
Length: 6 Minutes 3 Secs. 
Language: Latin 
3. Justorum animae by Orlando de Lassus
Conductor:  Dennis Keene
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Voices of Ascension
Period: Renaissance 
Written: Italy 
Date of Recording: 03/1994 
Venue:  Church of the Ascension, New York City 
Length: 2 Minutes 0 Secs. 
Language: Latin 
4. Jesu Rex admirabilis by Giovanni Palestrina
Conductor:  Dennis Keene
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Voices of Ascension
Period: Renaissance 
Written: 16th Century; Italy 
Date of Recording: 03/1994 
Venue:  Church of the Ascension, New York City 
Length: 1 Minutes 44 Secs. 
Language: Latin 
5. Exsultate Deo by Giovanni Palestrina
Conductor:  Dennis Keene
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Voices of Ascension
Period: Renaissance 
Written: by 1584; Italy 
Date of Recording: 03/1994 
Venue:  Church of the Ascension, New York City 
Length: 2 Minutes 13 Secs. 
Language: Latin 
6. Exultate justi in Domino by Lodovico da Viadana
Conductor:  Dennis Keene
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Voices of Ascension
Period: Baroque 
Written: Italy 
Date of Recording: 03/1994 
Venue:  Church of the Ascension, New York City 
Length: 1 Minutes 55 Secs. 
Language: Latin 
7. Jesu dulcis memoria by Tomás Luis de Victoria
Conductor:  Dennis Keene
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Voices of Ascension
Period: Renaissance 
Written: Spain 
Date of Recording: 03/1994 
Venue:  Church of the Ascension, New York City 
Length: 1 Minutes 52 Secs. 
Language: Latin 
8. Gradualia, Volume 1: Part 2 - Ave verum corpus by William Byrd
Conductor:  Dennis Keene
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Voices of Ascension
Period: Renaissance 
Written: 1605; England 
Date of Recording: 03/1994 
Venue:  Church of the Ascension, New York City 
Length: 4 Minutes 19 Secs. 
Language: Latin 
9. Psalms of David, Book 2: Psalm 90, Tu as été, Seigneur, nostre retraicte by Jan Pieterszoon Sweelinck
Conductor:  Dennis Keene
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Voices of Ascension
Period: Renaissance 
Written: by 1613; Netherlands (Holland 
Date of Recording: 03/1994 
Venue:  Church of the Ascension, New York City 
Length: 2 Minutes 7 Secs. 
Language: French 
10. Psalms of David, Book 4: Psalm 96, Chantez ŕ Dieu chanson nouvelle by Jan Pieterszoon Sweelinck
Conductor:  Dennis Keene
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Voices of Ascension
Period: Renaissance 
Written: by 1621; Netherlands (Holland 
Date of Recording: 03/1994 
Venue:  Church of the Ascension, New York City 
Length: 1 Minutes 33 Secs. 
Language: French 
11. Hodie Christus natus est by Jan Pieterszoon Sweelinck
Conductor:  Dennis Keene
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Voices of Ascension
Period: Renaissance 
Written: Netherlands 
Date of Recording: 03/1994 
Venue:  Church of the Ascension, New York City 
Length: 2 Minutes 52 Secs. 
Language: Latin 
12. O Maria virgo pia by Anonymous
Performer:  Alessandra Visconti (Soprano), Kathy Etherington (Soprano)
Date of Recording: 03/1994 
Venue:  Church of the Ascension, New York City 
Length: 2 Minutes 43 Secs. 
Language: Latin 
13. Tu pauperum refugium by Josquin Des Préz
Conductor:  Dennis Keene
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Voices of Ascension
Period: Renaissance 
Date of Recording: 03/1994 
Venue:  Church of the Ascension, New York City 
Length: 3 Minutes 12 Secs. 
Language: Latin 
14. If ye love me by Thomas Tallis
Conductor:  Dennis Keene
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Voices of Ascension
Period: Renaissance 
Written: 16th Century; England 
Date of Recording: 03/1994 
Venue:  Church of the Ascension, New York City 
Length: 1 Minutes 45 Secs. 
Language: English 
15. O sacrum convivium by Thomas Tallis
Conductor:  Dennis Keene
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Voices of Ascension
Period: Renaissance 
Written: 16th Century; England 
Date of Recording: 03/1994 
Venue:  Church of the Ascension, New York City 
Length: 2 Minutes 50 Secs. 
Language: Latin 
16. Hosanna to the Son of David by Orlando Gibbons
Conductor:  Dennis Keene
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Voices of Ascension
Period: Renaissance 
Written: 17th Century; England 
Date of Recording: 03/1994 
Venue:  Church of the Ascension, New York City 
Length: 2 Minutes 17 Secs. 
Language: English 
17. O quam gloriosum by Tomás Luis de Victoria
Conductor:  Dennis Keene
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Voices of Ascension
Period: Renaissance 
Written: by 1572; Spain 
Date of Recording: 03/1994 
Venue:  Church of the Ascension, New York City 
Length: 2 Minutes 11 Secs. 
Language: Latin 
18. Geistliche Chormusik, Op. 11/SWV 369-397: Selig sind die Toten, SWV 391 by Heinrich Schütz
Conductor:  Dennis Keene
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Voices of Ascension
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1648; Germany 
Date of Recording: 03/1994 
Venue:  Church of the Ascension, New York City 
Length: 3 Minutes 37 Secs. 
Language: German 
19. Heu nos miseros by Leonardo Leo
Conductor:  Dennis Keene
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Voices of Ascension
Period: Baroque 
Written: 18th Century; Italy 
Date of Recording: 03/1994 
Venue:  Church of the Ascension, New York City 
Length: 3 Minutes 2 Secs. 
Language: Latin 
20. Exaltabo te by Giovanni Palestrina
Conductor:  Dennis Keene
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Voices of Ascension
Period: Renaissance 
Written: Italy 
Date of Recording: 03/1994 
Venue:  Church of the Ascension, New York City 
Length: 2 Minutes 21 Secs. 
Language: Latin 
21. O sing joyfully by Adrian Batten
Conductor:  Dennis Keene
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Voices of Ascension
Period: Baroque 
Written: 17th Century; England 
Date of Recording: 03/1994 
Venue:  Church of the Ascension, New York City 
Length: 1 Minutes 33 Secs. 
Language: English 
22. O magnum mysterium by Tomás Luis de Victoria
Conductor:  Dennis Keene
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Voices of Ascension
Period: Renaissance 
Written: by 1572; Spain 
Date of Recording: 03/1994 
Venue:  Church of the Ascension, New York City 
Length: 3 Minutes 35 Secs. 
Language: Latin 
23. Laudate nomen Domini by Christopher Tye
Conductor:  Dennis Keene
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Voices of Ascension
Period: Renaissance 
Written: 16th Century; England 
Date of Recording: 03/1994 
Venue:  Church of the Ascension, New York City 
Length: 1 Minutes 15 Secs. 
Language: Latin 
24. Cantate Dominio canticum novum by Hans Leo Hassler
Conductor:  Dennis Keene
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Voices of Ascension
Period: Renaissance 
Written: Augsburg, Germany 
Date of Recording: 03/1994 
Venue:  Church of the Ascension, New York City 
Length: 1 Minutes 38 Secs. 
Language: Latin 

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