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Palestrina: Choral Works / Patterson, Gloriae dei Cantores


Release Date: 10/26/1999 
Label:  Paraclete Recordings   Catalog #: 3354   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Giovanni Palestrina
Conductor:  Elizabeth C. Patterson
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Gloriae Dei Cantores
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 14 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

"The trick to mastering counterpoint lies in mastering it completely...herein lies the glory of this magnificent, essential release. The balance of seriousness with humanity comes through as much as the balanced voices...Patterson clearly has genius in selecting just the right tempos and dynamics...serious, winning, and convincing. If we have ever had a finer Palestrina recording available, I've not heard it."
—Heuwell Tircuit, In Tune Magazine

"They [Gloriae Dei Cantores]have demonstrated a polished musicality, combined with a versatile command of a wide-ranging repertoire of literature and styles...the richness and sonority is almost hypnotically beautiful. Palestrina was, after all, one of the
Read more great composers of music for grouped human voices, and there is no reason why we should not enjoy such luscious, expansive (yet stylistically sensitive) realizations of his music. Good notes; full texts and English translations. Alike to the Palestrina collector or the lover of wonderful choral sound, this release is warmly recommended."
—John W. Barker, American Record Guide
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Works on This Recording

1.
Missa "Descendit Angelus Domini" by Giovanni Palestrina
Conductor:  Elizabeth C. Patterson
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Gloriae Dei Cantores
Period: Renaissance 
Written: 16th Century; Italy 
Date of Recording: 1993 
Venue:  Mechanics Hall, Worcester, Massachusetts 
Length: 25 Minutes 50 Secs. 
Language: Latin 
2.
Super flumina Babylonis by Giovanni Palestrina
Conductor:  Elizabeth C. Patterson
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Gloriae Dei Cantores
Period: Renaissance 
Written: by 1581; Italy 
Date of Recording: 1993 
Venue:  Mechanics Hall, Worcester, Massachusetts 
Length: 3 Minutes 13 Secs. 
Language: Latin 
3.
Ad te levavi by Giovanni Palestrina
Conductor:  Elizabeth C. Patterson
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Gloriae Dei Cantores
Period: Renaissance 
Written: by 1581; Italy 
Date of Recording: 1993 
Venue:  Mechanics Hall, Worcester, Massachusetts 
Length: 2 Minutes 59 Secs. 
Language: Latin 
4.
Miserere nostri by Giovanni Palestrina
Conductor:  Elizabeth C. Patterson
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Gloriae Dei Cantores
Period: Renaissance 
Written: 16th Century; Italy 
Date of Recording: 1993 
Venue:  Mechanics Hall, Worcester, Massachusetts 
Length: 3 Minutes 37 Secs. 
Language: Latin 
5.
Sicut cervus by Giovanni Palestrina
Conductor:  Elizabeth C. Patterson
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Gloriae Dei Cantores
Period: Renaissance 
Written: by 1581; Italy 
Date of Recording: 1993 
Venue:  Mechanics Hall, Worcester, Massachusetts 
Length: 2 Minutes 28 Secs. 
Language: Latin 
6.
Sitivit anima mea by Giovanni Palestrina
Conductor:  Elizabeth C. Patterson
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Gloriae Dei Cantores
Period: Renaissance 
Written: 16th Century; Italy 
Date of Recording: 1993 
Venue:  Mechanics Hall, Worcester, Massachusetts 
Length: 2 Minutes 29 Secs. 
Language: Latin 
7.
Missa "De Beata Marie" no 2 by Giovanni Palestrina
Conductor:  Elizabeth C. Patterson
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Gloriae Dei Cantores
Period: Renaissance 
Written: Italy 
Date of Recording: 1993 
Venue:  Mechanics Hall, Worcester, Massachusetts 
Length: 28 Minutes 45 Secs. 
Language: Latin 
8.
Jubilate Deo by Giovanni Palestrina
Conductor:  Elizabeth C. Patterson
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Gloriae Dei Cantores
Period: Renaissance 
Written: 16th Century; Italy 
Date of Recording: 1993 
Venue:  Mechanics Hall, Worcester, Massachusetts 
Length: 3 Minutes 55 Secs. 
Language: Latin 

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