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Francisco De Penalosa: Missa Ave Maria; Sacris Solemniis; Missa Nunc Fue Pena Mayor

Penalosa / Cwc / O'donnell
Release Date: 07/12/2011 
Label:  Helios   Catalog #: 55326   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Francisco de Peñalosa
Conductor:  James O'Donnell
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Westminster Cathedral Choir
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

"A timely and revealing disc … glorious and radiant sound." - BBC Music Magazine

"The exquisite performances under O’Donnell present the music to best advantage, given the masterly accomplishments of this choir. Fanfare
"A timely and revealing disc … glorious and radiant sound." - BBC Music Magazine

"The exquisite performances under O’Donnell present the music to best advantage, given the masterly accomplishments of this choir. Fanfare
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Works on This Recording

1.
Ave Maria peregrina by Francisco de Peñalosa
Conductor:  James O'Donnell
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Westminster Cathedral Choir
Period: Renaissance 
2.
Sacris solemniis by Francisco de Peñalosa
Conductor:  James O'Donnell
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Westminster Cathedral Choir
Period: Renaissance 
Written: Spain 
3.
Nunca fué peña mayor by Francisco de Peñalosa
Conductor:  James O'Donnell
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Westminster Cathedral Choir
Period: Renaissance 
Written: Spain 

Customer Reviews

Average Customer Review:  1 Customer Review )
 Westminster Choir in there Element!!! July 15, 2012 By Clifford H C. (Thompson, MB) See All My Reviews "Francisco De Penalosa: Missa Ave Maria; Sacris Solemniis; Missa Nunc Fue Pena Mayor Westminster Choir in there Element!!! This recording really shows Westminster Choir in all of their glory. The technic is perfect and the sound is just right for this music. Penalosa is the generation before Moralis. Penalosa spent many years singing and it shows in his compositions. Each vocal line shines with energy and vigor. Penalosa uses simple melodic lines at a more stately pace much like Victoria. These Masses were written for joyful occasions. In places these masses just bubble with good feeling. Something very unusual for the Spanish of this time period and quite hard to do when the Music is based on Chant. And especially pay attention to the “Amens” that Penalosa writes. These are just amazing examples of virtuosity, rhythm, and talent. Here these historical musical notes just leap off of the page reminding us of why these people are remembered for centuries after their death." Report Abuse
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