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Palestrina, Vol. 2 / The Sixteen


Release Date: 10/09/2012 
Label:  Coro   Catalog #: 16105   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Giovanni Palestrina
Conductor:  Harry Christophers
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 7 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Following the success of the first volume in their Palestrina series which won the International Classical Music Award for Early Music, Harry Christophers and The Sixteen release the second recording in the series which has a Christmas theme. Palestrina was born in 1525 not far from Rome, in the town whose name he bore and from which we take the cover images for this series of discs. Possibly the greatest composer of liturgical music of all time, Palestrina was a towering figure in Renaissance polyphony. Choral singers world-wide will know his Missa Papae Marcelli (recorded by The Sixteen on COR16014) as, without doubt, it is the most renowned of Palestrina's works and possibly the most famous mass of all time. Each volume in this series is Read more based around a single mass and theme relevant to that mass, in this case the Nativity and the festive Motet and Mass Hodie Christus Natus Est. The mass features alongside some of his settings of the Song of Songs as well as the Magnificat Quinti toni and Motet O magnum mysterium. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Hodie Christus natus est a 8 by Giovanni Palestrina
Conductor:  Harry Christophers
Period: Renaissance 
Written: 1575; Italy 
Date of Recording: 02/2012 
Venue:  Church of St. Alban the Martyr, Holborn, 
Length: 2 Minutes 32 Secs. 
2.
Christe redemptor omnium by Giovanni Palestrina
Conductor:  Harry Christophers
Period: Renaissance 
Written: Italy 
Date of Recording: 02/2012 
Venue:  Church of St. Alban the Martyr, Holborn, 
Length: 8 Minutes 27 Secs. 
3.
Magnificat quinti toni by Giovanni Palestrina
Conductor:  Harry Christophers
Period: Renaissance 
Written: 16th Century; Italy 
Date of Recording: 02/2012 
Venue:  Church of St. Alban the Martyr, Holborn, 
Length: 11 Minutes 38 Secs. 
4.
Tui sunt coeli by Giovanni Palestrina
Conductor:  Harry Christophers
Period: Renaissance 
Written: 16th Century; Italy 
Date of Recording: 02/2012 
Venue:  Church of St. Alban the Martyr, Holborn, 
Length: 2 Minutes 53 Secs. 
5.
Reges Tharsis, offertory for 5 voices (from Complete Offertories) by Giovanni Palestrina
Conductor:  Harry Christophers
Period: Renaissance 
Written: 1593 
Date of Recording: 02/2012 
Venue:  Church of St. Alban the Martyr, Holborn, 
Length: 2 Minutes 36 Secs. 
6.
Missa "Hodie Christus natus est" by Giovanni Palestrina
Conductor:  Harry Christophers
Period: Renaissance 
Written: by 1575; Italy 
Date of Recording: 02/2012 
Venue:  Church of St. Alban the Martyr, Holborn, 
Length: 22 Minutes 12 Secs. 
7.
Osculetur me osculo oris sui by Giovanni Palestrina
Conductor:  Harry Christophers
Period: Renaissance 
Written: by 1854; Italy 
Date of Recording: 02/2012 
Venue:  Church of St. Alban the Martyr, Holborn, 
Length: 3 Minutes 23 Secs. 
8.
Trahe me post te curremus by Giovanni Palestrina
Conductor:  Harry Christophers
Period: Renaissance 
Written: by 1584; Italy 
Date of Recording: 02/2012 
Venue:  Church of St. Alban the Martyr, Holborn, 
Length: 3 Minutes 24 Secs. 
9.
Nigra sum sed formosa by Giovanni Palestrina
Conductor:  Harry Christophers
Period: Renaissance 
Written: by 1584; Italy 
Date of Recording: 02/2012 
Venue:  Church of St. Alban the Martyr, Holborn, 
Length: 3 Minutes 40 Secs. 
10.
O magnum mysterium by Giovanni Palestrina
Conductor:  Harry Christophers
Period: Renaissance 
Written: by 1569; Italy 
Date of Recording: 02/2012 
Venue:  Church of St. Alban the Martyr, Holborn, 
Length: 5 Minutes 20 Secs. 

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