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Favourite Sacred Masterpieces - Tallis, Allegri, Miserere, Pergolesi, Mozart

Tallis / Oxford Camerate / Kovacs
Release Date: 12/18/2012 
Label:  Naxos   Catalog #: 8578210   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Thomas TallisGregorio AllegriGiovanni Battista PergolesiWolfgang Amadeus Mozart,   ... 
Performer:  Julia FaulknerAnna GondaIngrid KertesiJózsef Mukk
Conductor:  Jeremy SummerlyMichael HalászJohannes WildnerLászló Kovács
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Oxford CamerataCamerata BudapestKosice Teachers' Chorus,   ... 
Number of Discs: 1 
Length: 1 Hours 7 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Some of the world’s greatest sacred masterpieces are heard on this disc, performed by some of the world’s leading vocal ensembles. The journey ranges from Thomas Tallis’s extraordinary Spem in alium to César Franck’s immortal Panis angelicus. Pergolesi’s Stabat mater is a masterpiece of the early eighteenth century. Mozart, who as a 14-year-old had copied out Allegri’s Miserere from memory, is represented by his beautiful Ave verum corpus. It is impossible to omit the Bach-Gounod Ave Maria from a journey that crosses geographical borders and spans the centuries. Some of the world’s greatest sacred masterpieces are heard on this disc, performed by some of the world’s leading vocal ensembles. The journey ranges from Thomas Tallis’s extraordinary Spem in alium to César Franck’s immortal Panis angelicus. Pergolesi’s Stabat mater is a masterpiece of the early eighteenth century. Mozart, who as a 14-year-old had copied out Allegri’s Miserere from memory, is represented by his beautiful Ave verum corpus. It is impossible to omit the Bach-Gounod Ave Maria from a journey that crosses geographical borders and spans the centuries. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Spem in alium by Thomas Tallis
Conductor:  Jeremy Summerly
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Oxford Camerata
Period: Renaissance 
Written: after 1559; England 
2.
Miserere mei Deus: Miserere mei by Gregorio Allegri
Conductor:  Jeremy Summerly
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Oxford Camerata
Period: Baroque 
Written: 17th Century; Italy 
3.
Stabat Mater by Giovanni Battista Pergolesi
Performer:  Julia Faulkner (Soprano), Anna Gonda (Mezzo Soprano)
Conductor:  Michael Halász
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Camerata Budapest
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1736; Pozzuoli, Italy 
4.
Ave verum corpus in D major, K 618: Ave verum corpus by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Conductor:  Johannes Wildner
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Kosice Teachers' Chorus,  Camerata Cassovia
Period: Classical 
Written: 1791; Austria 
5.
Ave Maria by Charles Gounod
Performer:  Ingrid Kertesi (Soprano)
Conductor:  László Kovács
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Camerata Budapest
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1859; France 
6.
Panis angelicus by César Franck
Performer:  József Mukk (Tenor)
Conductor:  László Kovács
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Hungarian State Opera Chorus,  Camerata Budapest
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1872; France 

Sound Samples

Spem in alium
Il salmo Miserere mei Deus
Stabat mater: dolorosa
Stabat mater: Cuius animam gementem
Stabat mater: O quam tristis et afflicta
Stabat mater: Quae moerebat et dolebat
Stabat mater: Quis est homo qui non fleret
Stabat mater: Vidit suum dulcem natum
Stabat mater: Eia, mater, fons amoris
Stabat mater: Fac ut ardeat cor meum
Stabat mater: Sancta mater, istud agas
Stabat mater: Fac ut portem Christi mortem
Stabat mater: Inflammatus et accensus
Stabat mater: Quando corpus morietur
Ave verum corpus, K. 618
Ave Maria (version for voice and orchestra)
Panis angelicus

Customer Reviews

Average Customer Review:  1 Customer Review )
 Sacred Music July 28, 2014 By J A Heaton (Doncaster, South Yorkshire) See All My Reviews "I ordered this CD after hearing "Spem in Alium" on a BBC programme (in England). Looked through the titles on Arkiv, and it was included on this CD plus some other favourites of mine. This version is not the same as the one I heard. Thomas Talis wrote Spem in Alium for 40 voices - all slightly different, but starting with one, with the rest joining in one by one until the final 40 voices. However, I like this one and all the other selection on the CD. My Son (not a church goer) heard it and mentioned that it reminded him of church, which is the whole idea. Altogether quite satisfied. By the way, Spem in Alium (latin) means "Hope for Another" J A Heaton" Report Abuse
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