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Palestrina: Canticum Canticorum Salomonis / Turner, Et Al


Release Date: 06/11/2002 
Label:  Helios   Catalog #: 55095   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Giovanni Palestrina
Conductor:  Bruno Turner
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Pro Cantione Antiqua
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 20 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

No two discs could more clearly reflect legitimate extremes of period performance. The ‘Motets for five voices’, as Palestrina first advertised The Songs of Solomon, are spiritual madrigals, chamber music for devotional use. The poems reflect the eroticism of madrigals, allegorically applied to the Virgin. Pro Cantione Antiqua sing one-to-a-part, voices matching without losing the individuality that clarifies textures and imitations. Textures are transparent, tuning well-nigh immaculate and, by selecting different voices from the ten available, colour varies subtly among the 29 pieces.

Performance: 5 (out of 5), Sound: 5 (out of 5)

-- George Pratt, BBC Music Magazine
No two discs could more clearly reflect legitimate extremes of period performance. The ‘Motets for five voices’, as Palestrina first advertised The Songs of Solomon, are spiritual madrigals, chamber music for devotional use. The poems reflect the eroticism of madrigals, allegorically applied to the Virgin. Pro Cantione Antiqua sing one-to-a-part, voices matching without losing the individuality that clarifies textures and imitations. Textures are transparent, tuning well-nigh immaculate and, by selecting different voices from the ten available, colour varies subtly among the 29 pieces.

Performance: 5 (out of 5), Sound: 5 (out of 5)

-- George Pratt, BBC Music Magazine
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Works on This Recording

1. Osculetur me osculo oris sui by Giovanni Palestrina
Conductor:  Bruno Turner
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Pro Cantione Antiqua
Period: Renaissance 
Written: by 1854; Italy 
Language: Latin 
2. Trahe me post te curremus by Giovanni Palestrina
Conductor:  Bruno Turner
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Pro Cantione Antiqua
Period: Renaissance 
Written: by 1584; Italy 
3. Nigra sum sed formosa by Giovanni Palestrina
Conductor:  Bruno Turner
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Pro Cantione Antiqua
Period: Renaissance 
Written: by 1584; Italy 
4. Vineam meam non custodivi by Giovanni Palestrina
Conductor:  Bruno Turner
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Pro Cantione Antiqua
Period: Renaissance 
Written: by 1584; Italy 
5. Si ignoras te, o pulchra by Giovanni Palestrina
Conductor:  Bruno Turner
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Pro Cantione Antiqua
Period: Renaissance 
Written: by 1584; Italy 
6. Pulchrae sunt genae tuae by Giovanni Palestrina
Conductor:  Bruno Turner
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Pro Cantione Antiqua
Period: Renaissance 
Written: by 1584; Italy 
7. Fasciculus myrrhae dilectus meus by Giovanni Palestrina
Conductor:  Bruno Turner
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Pro Cantione Antiqua
Period: Renaissance 
Written: by 1584; Italy 
8. Ecce tu pulcher es by Giovanni Palestrina
Conductor:  Bruno Turner
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Pro Cantione Antiqua
Period: Renaissance 
Written: by 1584; Italy 
9. Tota pulchra es, amica mea by Giovanni Palestrina
Conductor:  Bruno Turner
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Pro Cantione Antiqua
Period: Renaissance 
Written: by 1584; Italy 
10. Vulnerasti cor meum by Giovanni Palestrina
Conductor:  Bruno Turner
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Pro Cantione Antiqua
Period: Renaissance 
Written: by 1584; Italy 
11. Sicut lilium inter spinas by Giovanni Palestrina
Conductor:  Bruno Turner
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Pro Cantione Antiqua
Period: Renaissance 
Written: by 1584; Italy 
12. Introduxit me rex in cellam by Giovanni Palestrina
Conductor:  Bruno Turner
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Pro Cantione Antiqua
Period: Renaissance 
Written: by 1584; Italy 
13. Laeva ejus sub capite meo by Giovanni Palestrina
Conductor:  Bruno Turner
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Pro Cantione Antiqua
Period: Renaissance 
Written: by 1584; Italy 
14. Vox dilecti mei by Giovanni Palestrina
Conductor:  Bruno Turner
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Pro Cantione Antiqua
Period: Renaissance 
Written: by 1584; Italy 
15. Surge, propera amica formosa mea by Giovanni Palestrina
Conductor:  Bruno Turner
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Pro Cantione Antiqua
Period: Renaissance 
Written: by 1584; Italy 
16. Surge, amica mea by Giovanni Palestrina
Conductor:  Bruno Turner
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Pro Cantione Antiqua
Period: Renaissance 
Written: by 1584; Italy 
17. Dilectus meus mihi by Giovanni Palestrina
Conductor:  Bruno Turner
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Pro Cantione Antiqua
Period: Renaissance 
Written: by 1584; Italy 
18. Surgam et circuibo civitatem by Giovanni Palestrina
Conductor:  Bruno Turner
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Pro Cantione Antiqua
Period: Renaissance 
Written: by 1584; Italy 
19. Adiuro vos, filiae Hierusalem by Giovanni Palestrina
Conductor:  Bruno Turner
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Pro Cantione Antiqua
Period: Renaissance 
Written: by 1584; Italy 
20. Caput ejus aurum optimum by Giovanni Palestrina
Conductor:  Bruno Turner
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Pro Cantione Antiqua
Period: Renaissance 
Written: by 1584; Italy 
21. Dilectus meus descendit by Giovanni Palestrina
Conductor:  Bruno Turner
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Pro Cantione Antiqua
Period: Renaissance 
Written: by 1584; Italy 
22. Pulchra es amica mea by Giovanni Palestrina
Conductor:  Bruno Turner
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Pro Cantione Antiqua
Period: Renaissance 
Written: by 1584; Italy 
23. Quae est ista quae progreditur by Giovanni Palestrina
Conductor:  Bruno Turner
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Pro Cantione Antiqua
Period: Renaissance 
Written: by 1584; Italy 
24. Descendi in hortum meum by Giovanni Palestrina
Conductor:  Bruno Turner
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Pro Cantione Antiqua
Period: Renaissance 
Written: by 1584; Italy 
25. Quam pulchri sunt gressus tui by Giovanni Palestrina
Conductor:  Bruno Turner
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Pro Cantione Antiqua
Period: Renaissance 
Written: by 1584; Italy 
26. Duo ubera tua sicut duo hinnuli by Giovanni Palestrina
Conductor:  Bruno Turner
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Pro Cantione Antiqua
Period: Renaissance 
Written: by 1584; Italy 
27. Quam pulchra es, et quam decora by Giovanni Palestrina
Conductor:  Bruno Turner
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Pro Cantione Antiqua
Period: Renaissance 
Written: by 1584; Italy 
28. Guttur tuum sicut vinum optimum by Giovanni Palestrina
Conductor:  Bruno Turner
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Pro Cantione Antiqua
Period: Renaissance 
Written: by 1584; Italy 
29. Veni dilecte mi by Giovanni Palestrina
Conductor:  Bruno Turner
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Pro Cantione Antiqua
Period: Renaissance 
Written: by 1584; Italy 

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