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Philippe Rogier - Music From The Missae Sex / Cave, Magnificat, His Majestys Sagbutts And Cornetts

Rogier / Clemens / De Cabezon / Magnificat
Release Date: 11/15/2011 
Label:  Linn Records   Catalog #: 387  
Composer:  Philippe Rogier
Conductor:  Philip Cave
Orchestra/Ensemble:  His Majesties Sagbutts and CornettsMagnificat
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

This celebratory recording by Magnificat showcases the rich, contrapuntal Renaissance style of Philippe Rogier's music and is bursting with lush textures and colours. Joining Magnificat in this performance is the instrumental group His Majestys Sagbutts and Cornetts with organ and harp, keeping with the Spanish liturgical music tradition of the 16th century. This full ensemble creates a kaleidoscope of sound and complements Rogier's intricate compositional techniques which includes up to twelve chordal parts in some of the movements. This recording truly demonstrates Rogier's position as one of the last great Renaissance composers.

Directed by Philip Cave, Magnificat specialises in the restoration and performance of neglected
Read more choral masterpieces of the 16th and 17th centuries. The choir, which ranges from four to forty voices, is composed of young professional singers, many of whom are former Oxford and Cambridge choral scholars or were trained at the country's leading music conservatories. His Majestys Sagbutts and Cornetts is a group of virtuoso wind players who specialise in playing Renaissance and Baroque music on original instruments in an effort to create a historically accurate performance. The inclusion of cornetts and sackbuts adds a noble and grandious sound to the performance and were an important tool for composers in creating a colourful timbre in the 16th and 17th centuries.

"A sublime blend of voices." - Gramophone

"Performance: ***** / Sound: ***** The Magnificat ensemble is stunning." - BBC Music Magazine

"The performances are guaranteed to refresh even the most jaded palate." - Early Music Review
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Works on This Recording

1. Inclita stirps Jesse by Philippe Rogier
Conductor:  Philip Cave
Orchestra/Ensemble:  His Majesties Sagbutts and Cornetts,  Magnificat
2. Francesca glosada by Philippe Rogier
Conductor:  Philip Cave
Orchestra/Ensemble:  His Majesties Sagbutts and Cornetts,  Magnificat
3. Missa Philippus II by Philippe Rogier
Conductor:  Philip Cave
Orchestra/Ensemble:  His Majesties Sagbutts and Cornetts,  Magnificat
4. Da pacem, Domine by Philippe Rogier
Conductor:  Philip Cave
Orchestra/Ensemble:  His Majesties Sagbutts and Cornetts,  Magnificat
5. Ave maris stella by Philippe Rogier
Conductor:  Philip Cave
Orchestra/Ensemble:  His Majesties Sagbutts and Cornetts,  Magnificat

Featured Sound Samples

Missa "Inclita stirps Jesse": Agnus Dei
Missa "Philippus II": Gloria in excelsis

Customer Reviews

Average Customer Review:  1 Customer Review )
 Glory and Intimacy Intertwine April 13, 2012 By William B. (Hanover, MD) See All My Reviews "Magnificat's performance of this last great Renaissance composer is a rarity: it blends Glory with Intimacy, and in so doing, makes the complexity and size of Spanish Renaissance choral music readily available to 21st century listeners. How much of this owes respectively to the Magnificat ensemble, to Phillipe Rogier, or to this superbly engineered recording, I leave to musicologists. To you who read this critique, your marching orders are simple and immediate: get this wonderful CD by any means possible. " Report Abuse
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