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Pekiel: Missa Concertata "La Lombardesca" / Sixteen

Pekiel / The Sixteen / Dougan
Release Date: 06/11/2013 
Label:  Coro   Catalog #: 16110   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Bartlomiej Pekiel
Conductor:  Eamonn Dougan
Orchestra/Ensemble:  The Sixteen
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 6 Mins. 

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Bartlomiej Pekiel was one of the most eminent Polish composers of choral music of the 17th century. He served at the court in Warsaw from around 1633 and was assistant to Marco Scacchi at the Chapel Royal in Warsaw before becoming Kapellmeister himself from 1645-1655 - the first non-Italian to hold the post. He then moved to Wawel Cathedral in Krakow where he wrote for the Rorantist vocal ensemble.

Just 29 of his compositions survive today and on this new album by The Sixteen under the direction of Associate Conductor, Eamonn Dougan, we present 11 of his works for choir and orchestra including the Missa Concertata La Lombardesca resplendent with double choir,
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In this recording dedicated solely to his works, Pekiel shows himself to be a skilled craftsman, mastering the techniques taught by the Italian maestri, but also imbuing his works with his own particular harmonic colour in all the varied styles he writes in.

R E V I E W S:

"Pekiel… emerges again – thanks to The Sixteen’s outstanding new disc – as a figure of polyphonic virtuosity." – The Sunday Telegraph, Seven Magazine

"The sound world, very loosely, brings to mind Monteverdi. The exciting dissonances and strange harmonic colours set Pekiel in a category of his own." – The Observer

"Punchy, potent, glorious. This is a disc of stunning baroque music from a beautifully-refined vocal collective." – McAlister Matheson Music
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Works on This Recording

1.
Missa a 14 (Kyrie & Gloria only) by Bartlomiej Pekiel
Conductor:  Eamonn Dougan
Orchestra/Ensemble:  The Sixteen
Period: Baroque 
Date of Recording: 10/2012 
Venue:  St. Silas the Martyr, Kraków 
Length: 7 Minutes 8 Secs. 
2.
Resonet in laudibus, for chorus by Bartlomiej Pekiel
Conductor:  Eamonn Dougan
Date of Recording: 10/2012 
Venue:  St. Silas the Martyr, Kraków 
Length: 1 Minutes 49 Secs. 
3.
Dulcis amor Jesu by Bartlomiej Pekiel
Conductor:  Eamonn Dougan
Period: Baroque 
Date of Recording: 10/2012 
Venue:  St. Silas the Martyr, Kraków 
Length: 6 Minutes 28 Secs. 
4.
Magnum nomen Domini, for chorus by Bartlomiej Pekiel
Conductor:  Eamonn Dougan
Date of Recording: 10/2012 
Venue:  St. Silas the Martyr, Kraków 
Length: 1 Minutes 48 Secs. 
5.
Audite Mortales dialogue for 6 voices, 2 viola da gambas, double-bass & organ by Bartlomiej Pekiel
Conductor:  Eamonn Dougan
Period: Baroque 
Date of Recording: 10/2012 
Venue:  St. Silas the Martyr, Kraków 
Length: 12 Minutes 55 Secs. 
6.
O adoranda Trinitas by Bartlomiej Pekiel
Conductor:  Eamonn Dougan
Period: Baroque 
Date of Recording: 10/2012 
Venue:  St. Silas the Martyr, Kraków 
Length: 2 Minutes 53 Secs. 
7.
Nativitas tua by Bartlomiej Pekiel
Conductor:  Eamonn Dougan
Period: Baroque 
Date of Recording: 10/2012 
Venue:  St. Silas the Martyr, Kraków 
Length: 4 Minutes 4 Secs. 
8.
Missa Concertata ("La Lombardesca") by Bartlomiej Pekiel
Conductor:  Eamonn Dougan
Period: Baroque 
Date of Recording: 10/2012 
Venue:  St. Silas the Martyr, Kraków 
Length: 21 Minutes 56 Secs. 
9.
Assumpta Est Maria, motet a quatre voix by Bartlomiej Pekiel
Conductor:  Eamonn Dougan
Period: Baroque 
Date of Recording: 10/2012 
Venue:  St. Silas the Martyr, Kraków 
Length: 2 Minutes 39 Secs. 
10.
Ave Maria, for chorus by Bartlomiej Pekiel
Conductor:  Eamonn Dougan
Date of Recording: 10/2012 
Venue:  St. Silas the Martyr, Kraków 
Length: 3 Minutes 19 Secs. 

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