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Palestrina: Masses / Pro Cantione Antiqua


Release Date: 11/13/2001 
Label:  Brilliant Classics   Catalog #: 99711   Spars Code: n/a 
Composer:  Giovanni Palestrina
Performer:  Brian EtheridgeStephen RobertsGordon JonesMichael George,   ... 
Conductor:  Mark Brown
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Pro Cantione Antiqua
Number of Discs: 5 
Recorded in: Stereo 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina was a hugely prolific Renaissance composer. He became extremely famous and was in great demand in 16th-century Rome. Among his over 1000 mailny sacred works there are some 104 masses. They are set for four to eight a cappella vocal parts requiring no instrumental accompaniment.

Palestrina’s music has a graceful simplicity and warmth. His counterpoint even more so than Bach’s became an example to many apprentices. The composer, like many of his contemporaries, used the well-known L’Homme armé-tune more than once as a so-called cantus firmus, a basic melody, for his masses.

All-male performances by the well-known vocal Pro Cantione Antiqua, specializing in historically
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Works on This Recording

1.
Missa "L'Homme armé" by Giovanni Palestrina
Performer:  Brian Etheridge (Bass), Stephen Roberts (Bass), Gordon Jones (Bass),
Michael George (Bass), Christopher Keyte (Bass), Michael Chance (Countertenor),
Charles Brett (Countertenor), James Griffett (Tenor), Wynford Evans (Tenor),
Ian Partridge (Tenor), Neil Jenkins (Tenor), Ashley Stafford (Countertenor),
Adrian Peacock (Bass)
Conductor:  Mark Brown
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Pro Cantione Antiqua
Period: Renaissance 
Written: 16th Century; Italy 
2.
Missa Brevis by Giovanni Palestrina
Performer:  Adrian Peacock (Bass), Brian Etheridge (Bass), Stephen Roberts (Bass),
Gordon Jones (Bass), Michael George (Bass), Christopher Keyte (Bass),
James Griffett (Tenor), Wynford Evans (Tenor), Ian Partridge (Tenor),
Ashley Stafford (Countertenor), Neil Jenkins (Tenor), Charles Brett (Countertenor),
Michael Chance (Countertenor)
Conductor:  Mark Brown
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Pro Cantione Antiqua
Period: Renaissance 
Written: by 1570; Italy 
3.
Missa "Lauda Sion" by Giovanni Palestrina
Performer:  Adrian Peacock (Bass), Brian Etheridge (Bass), Stephen Roberts (Bass),
Gordon Jones (Bass), Michael George (Bass), Christopher Keyte (Bass),
James Griffett (Tenor), Wynford Evans (Tenor), Ian Partridge (Tenor),
Ashley Stafford (Countertenor), Neil Jenkins (Tenor), Charles Brett (Countertenor),
Michael Chance (Countertenor)
Conductor:  Mark Brown
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Pro Cantione Antiqua
Period: Renaissance 
Written: by 1582; Italy 
4.
Super flumina Babylonis by Giovanni Palestrina
Performer:  Adrian Peacock (Bass), Brian Etheridge (Bass), Stephen Roberts (Bass),
Gordon Jones (Bass), Michael George (Bass), Christopher Keyte (Bass),
James Griffett (Tenor), Wynford Evans (Tenor), Ian Partridge (Tenor),
Ashley Stafford (Countertenor), Neil Jenkins (Tenor), Charles Brett (Countertenor),
Michael Chance (Countertenor)
Conductor:  Mark Brown
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Pro Cantione Antiqua
Period: Renaissance 
Written: by 1581; Italy 
5.
Missa "Papae Marcelli" by Giovanni Palestrina
Performer:  Ashley Stafford (Countertenor), Michael Chance (Countertenor), Charles Brett (Countertenor),
Christopher Keyte (Bass), James Griffett (Tenor), Wynford Evans (Tenor),
Ian Partridge (Tenor), Neil Jenkins (Tenor), Adrian Peacock (Bass),
Brian Etheridge (Bass), Stephen Roberts (Bass), Gordon Jones (Bass),
Michael George (Bass)
Conductor:  Mark Brown
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Pro Cantione Antiqua
Period: Renaissance 
Written: by 1567; Italy 
6.
Stabat Mater a 8 by Giovanni Palestrina
Performer:  Neil Jenkins (Tenor), Ashley Stafford (Countertenor), Michael Chance (Countertenor),
Charles Brett (Countertenor), Michael George (Bass), Christopher Keyte (Bass),
James Griffett (Tenor), Wynford Evans (Tenor), Ian Partridge (Tenor),
Adrian Peacock (Bass), Brian Etheridge (Bass), Stephen Roberts (Bass),
Gordon Jones (Bass)
Conductor:  Mark Brown
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Pro Cantione Antiqua
Period: Renaissance 
Written: Italy 
7.
Missa "Assumpta est Maria" by Giovanni Palestrina
Performer:  Adrian Peacock (Bass), Brian Etheridge (Bass), Stephen Roberts (Bass),
Gordon Jones (Bass), Michael George (Bass), Christopher Keyte (Bass),
James Griffett (Tenor), Wynford Evans (Tenor), Ian Partridge (Tenor),
Ashley Stafford (Countertenor), Neil Jenkins (Tenor), Charles Brett (Countertenor),
Michael Chance (Countertenor)
Conductor:  Mark Brown
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Pro Cantione Antiqua
Period: Renaissance 
Written: 16th Century; Italy 
8.
Incipit Lamentatio Jeremiae by Giovanni Palestrina
Performer:  Adrian Peacock (Bass), Brian Etheridge (Bass), Stephen Roberts (Bass),
Gordon Jones (Bass), Michael George (Bass), Christopher Keyte (Bass),
James Griffett (Tenor), Wynford Evans (Tenor), Ian Partridge (Tenor),
Ashley Stafford (Countertenor), Neil Jenkins (Tenor), Charles Brett (Countertenor),
Michael Chance (Countertenor)
Conductor:  Mark Brown
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Pro Cantione Antiqua
Period: Renaissance 
Written: 16th Century; Italy 
9.
De Lamentatione Jeremiae by Giovanni Palestrina
Performer:  Adrian Peacock (Bass), Brian Etheridge (Bass), Stephen Roberts (Bass),
Gordon Jones (Bass), Michael George (Bass), Christopher Keyte (Bass),
James Griffett (Tenor), Wynford Evans (Tenor), Ian Partridge (Tenor),
Ashley Stafford (Countertenor), Neil Jenkins (Tenor), Charles Brett (Countertenor),
Michael Chance (Countertenor)
Conductor:  Mark Brown
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Pro Cantione Antiqua
Period: Renaissance 
Written: 16th Century; Italy 
10.
Sabbato sancto by Giovanni Palestrina
Performer:  Adrian Peacock (Bass), Brian Etheridge (Bass), Stephen Roberts (Bass),
Gordon Jones (Bass), Michael George (Bass), Christopher Keyte (Bass),
James Griffett (Tenor), Wynford Evans (Tenor), Ian Partridge (Tenor),
Ashley Stafford (Countertenor), Neil Jenkins (Tenor), Charles Brett (Countertenor),
Michael Chance (Countertenor)
Conductor:  Mark Brown
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Pro Cantione Antiqua
Period: Renaissance 
Written: 16th Century; Italy 
11.
Sicut cervus by Giovanni Palestrina
Performer:  Adrian Peacock (Bass), Brian Etheridge (Bass), Stephen Roberts (Bass),
Gordon Jones (Bass), Michael George (Bass), Christopher Keyte (Bass),
James Griffett (Tenor), Wynford Evans (Tenor), Ian Partridge (Tenor),
Neil Jenkins (Tenor), Charles Brett (Countertenor), Ashley Stafford (Countertenor),
Michael Chance (Countertenor)
Conductor:  Mark Brown
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Pro Cantione Antiqua
Period: Renaissance 
Written: by 1581; Italy 
12.
Missa "Aeterna Christi munera" by Giovanni Palestrina
Performer:  Stephen Roberts (Bass), Gordon Jones (Bass), Michael George (Bass),
Christopher Keyte (Bass), James Griffett (Tenor), Adrian Peacock (Bass),
Wynford Evans (Tenor), Brian Etheridge (Bass), Neil Jenkins (Tenor),
Ian Partridge (Tenor), Ashley Stafford (Countertenor), Charles Brett (Countertenor),
Michael Chance (Countertenor)
Conductor:  Mark Brown
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Pro Cantione Antiqua
Period: Renaissance 
Written: by 1590; Italy 

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