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Voces8 - A Choral Tapestry

Voces8: A Choral Tapestry / Various
Release Date: 01/31/2012 
Label:  Signum Classics   Catalog #: 283  
Composer:  Anton BrucknerWilliam ByrdClaudio MonteverdiTomás Luis de Victoria,   ... 
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Voces8
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

International award-winning octet Voces8 has established itself as the foremost young British a cappella vocal group. Performing a repertoire ranging from Renaissance polyphony to unique jazz and pop arrangements, the group has been praised for stunning performance, exquisite singing and creating a sound that spans the entire range of vocal colour. A Choral Tapestry explores the rich vocal timbres of sacred vocal music spanning five centuries. Interweaving genres create an ethereal sonic tapestry that centres around the haunting beauty of William Byrd's Mass for Four Voices. The programme includes anthems and motets from the English Chapel Royal, the Sistine Chapel in Rome and St. Thomas' Church, Leipzig.

"VOCES8 are as
Read more good as any vocal ensemble I have heard for many a year and the material on this CD is well chosen and superbly sung." -- Cross Rhythms

"Following their Bach Motets, choral octet Voces8 branch further afield with A Choral Tapestry, programming devotional material from across the spectrum." -- The Independent
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Works on This Recording

Os justi meditabitur sapientiam, WAB 30 by Anton Bruckner
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Voces8
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1879; Linz, Austria 
Mass for 4 Voices: Kyrie by William Byrd
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Voces8
Period: Renaissance 
Written: circa 1592-1593; England 
Mass for 4 Voices: Agnus Dei by William Byrd
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Voces8
Period: Renaissance 
Written: circa 1592-1593; England 
Vigilate by William Byrd
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Voces8
Period: Renaissaince 
Written: pub 1589; England 
Cantate Domino by Claudio Monteverdi
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Voces8
Period: Baroque 
Written: Italy 
O magnum mysterium by Tomás Luis de Victoria
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Voces8
Period: Renaissance 
Written: by 1572; Spain 
Magnificat primi toni by Giovanni Palestrina
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Voces8
Period: Renaissance 
Written: 16th Century; Italy 
Motets (2), Op. 74: no 1, Warum ist das Licht gegeben by Johannes Brahms
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Voces8
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1877; Austria 
Fest und Gedenksprüche, Op. 109 by Johannes Brahms
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Voces8
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1886-1889; Austria 

Featured Sound Samples

Os justi meditabitur sapientiam (Bruckner)
Vigilate (Byrd)

Customer Reviews

Average Customer Review:  1 Customer Review )
 Touching our depths. June 20, 2012 By Johanna V. (Hawthorn, Vic) See All My Reviews "I bought this CD for friends who wrote the following, " We were deeply touched in spirit by this music, there is a special engaging mystery in the quality of the voices, the ambience and the timeless expression of the words." Thank you so very much, this is sharing our common humanity.
Johanna V"
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