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Allegri: Miserere / Cleobury, Westminster Cathedral Choir

Palestrina / Allegri / Westminster Cathedral Choir
Release Date: 02/22/2011 
Label:  Newton Classics   Catalog #: 8802042  
Composer:  Giovanni PalestrinaAntonio LottiTomás Luis de VictoriaGregorio Allegri,   ... 
Conductor:  Stephen Cleobury
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Westminster Cathedral Choir
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

This gem from 1983 happily is reissued on Newton Classics, the Holland-based label that’s giving classical music recording fans something “new” to cheer about. The label is returning to the catalog many classic titles, “from the vaults of major record labels…most of which have not been on the market for a substantial period of time.” This rich and dynamic program from Westminster Cathedral was for many listeners their first exposure to Renaissance/early Baroque choral works, including Allegri’s famed Miserere. Of course, most modern choirs perform such repertoire with women sopranos and altos, so at first the boy trebles may strike the ear as sounding somewhat thin here. But you quickly adjust to this because the balance with the rest of Read more the choir is so well-managed, and the overall tone quality of the ensemble is such that the upper voices remain clear and present. It’s a beautiful sound, particularly in the Palestrina, Lotti, and Victoria works. And the recording itself, captured in the tricky acoustics of Westminster, is first-rate. Newly written liner notes by Andrew Stewart complete a very attractive package.

– David Vernier, ClassicsToday.com [4/2011]
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Works on This Recording

1.
Exsultate Deo by Giovanni Palestrina
Conductor:  Stephen Cleobury
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Westminster Cathedral Choir
Period: Renaissance 
Written: by 1584; Italy 
2.
Peccantem me quotidie by Giovanni Palestrina
Conductor:  Stephen Cleobury
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Westminster Cathedral Choir
Period: Renaissance 
Written: by 1572; Italy 
3.
Missa "Tu es Petrus" by Giovanni Palestrina
Conductor:  Stephen Cleobury
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Westminster Cathedral Choir
Period: Renaissance 
Written: 16th Century; Italy 
4.
Crucifixus a 8 by Antonio Lotti
Conductor:  Stephen Cleobury
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Westminster Cathedral Choir
Period: Baroque 
Written: Italy 
5.
Lauda Sion by Tomás Luis de Victoria
Conductor:  Stephen Cleobury
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Westminster Cathedral Choir
Period: Renaissance 
Written: by 1585; Spain 
6.
Miserere mei Deus: Miserere mei by Gregorio Allegri
Conductor:  Stephen Cleobury
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Westminster Cathedral Choir
Period: Baroque 
Written: 17th Century; Italy 
7.
Adoramus te, Christe a 6 by Claudio Monteverdi
Conductor:  Stephen Cleobury
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Westminster Cathedral Choir
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1620; Italy 
8.
Cantate Domino by Claudio Monteverdi
Conductor:  Stephen Cleobury
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Westminster Cathedral Choir
Period: Baroque 
Written: Italy 
9.
Salve Regina by Pier Francesco Cavalli
Conductor:  Stephen Cleobury
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Westminster Cathedral Choir
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1656; Italy 
10.
Jubilate Deo by Giovanni Gabrieli
Conductor:  Stephen Cleobury
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Westminster Cathedral Choir
Period: Renaissance 

Customer Reviews

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 Worth having December 31, 2012 By M. Hereish (Chandler, QC) See All My Reviews "For this prince it's a bargain.. Very Nice recording" Report Abuse
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