Masters of the Renaissance / Gloriae dei Cantores

Release Date: 7/18/2006
Catalog Number: GDCD114
Orchestra/Ensemble: Gloriae Dei Cantores
Number of Discs: 1

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Ms. Patterson is a true choral alchemist, and never fails to draw truly golden sound and beautifully nuanced singing from her hard-working musicians. Sacred illumination is their mission, and they achieve it with spiritual sincerity and power."
—Lindsay Koob, American Record Guide

"Is it possible for a mixed choir of 44 voices to sing late Renaissance and early Baroque Flemish, Italian, German, and French anticopolyphony in an artistic, historically informed manner? Probably not very often – that is, unless the mixed choir in question is the Gloriae Dei Cantores. For them, the answer is an emphatic affirmative. This group sings with the clarity and control of a carefully drilled chamber ensemble a fifth their size. Phrasing, intonation, articulation, blend, and color are precisely thought out and perfectly executed."
—The American Organist

"This is quite an astonishing competitor to such celebrated ensembles as The Sixteen . . . This disc will greatly enlarge most collections of Renaissance motets with rare pieces of outstanding worth, sung with skill and devotion."
—J.F. Weber, Fanfare

Works on This Recording
1. Exultate justi in Domino by Lodovico da Viadana
Orchestra/Ensemble: Gloriae Dei Cantores
Period: Baroque
2. Mirabile mysterium by Pietro Vinci
Orchestra/Ensemble: Gloriae Dei Cantores
Period: Renaissance
Written: 16th Century ;
3. Adoramus te by Giovanni Maria Nanino
Orchestra/Ensemble: Gloriae Dei Cantores
Period: Renaissance
4. Voce mea by Costanzo Porta
Orchestra/Ensemble: Gloriae Dei Cantores
Period: Renaissance
Written: 16th Century ; Italy
5. Requiem aeternam by Anerio
Orchestra/Ensemble: Gloriae Dei Cantores
Period: Renaissance
6. Missa "Bell' Amfitrit' altera" by Orlando de Lassus
Orchestra/Ensemble: Gloriae Dei Cantores
Period: Renaissance
Written: 16th Century ;
7. Ave Maria by Clemens
Orchestra/Ensemble: Gloriae Dei Cantores
Period: Renaissance
8. Jubilate Deo by Cypriano de Rore
Orchestra/Ensemble: Gloriae Dei Cantores
Period: Renaissance
9. Improperium expectavit, motet for 4 voices, M. xiv (S. iii/21) by Orlando de Lassus
Orchestra/Ensemble: Gloriae Dei Cantores
Period: Renaissance
10. Peccavi super numerum by Giaches de Wert
Orchestra/Ensemble: Gloriae Dei Cantores
Period: Renaissance
Written: by 1581 ; Italy
11. Eripe me de inimicia by Andreas Raselius
Orchestra/Ensemble: Gloriae Dei Cantores
Period: Renaissance
Written: 16th Century ; Germany
12. Rorate caeli by Jacob Handl
Orchestra/Ensemble: Gloriae Dei Cantores
Period: Renaissance
Written: 16th Century ; Austria
13. Cantiones sacrae de festis praecipuis totius anni: Dixit Maria ad angelum by Hans Leo Hassler
Orchestra/Ensemble: Gloriae Dei Cantores
Period: Renaissance
14. Verbum caro factum est by Hans Leo Hassler
Orchestra/Ensemble: Gloriae Dei Cantores
Period: Renaissance
15. Duo seraphim by Juan Esquivel Barahona
Orchestra/Ensemble: Gloriae Dei Cantores
Period: Renaissance
16. Ecce sic benedicetur by Cristóbal de Morales
Orchestra/Ensemble: Gloriae Dei Cantores
Period: Renaissance
Written: 16th Century ; Spain
17. O Domine Jesu Christe by Tomás Luis de Victoria
Orchestra/Ensemble: Gloriae Dei Cantores
Period: Renaissance
18. Ego sum panis vivus by Juan Esquivel Barahona
Orchestra/Ensemble: Gloriae Dei Cantores
Period: Renaissance
19. Officium Hebdomadae Sanctae: Tenebrae Responsories - O vos omnes by Tomás Luis de Victoria
Orchestra/Ensemble: Gloriae Dei Cantores
Period: Renaissance
Written: by 1585 ; Spain
20. Gradualia, Volume 2: O magnum misterium by William Byrd
Orchestra/Ensemble: Gloriae Dei Cantores
Period: Renaissance
Written: by 1607 ; England
21. Gradualia, Volume 2: Easter Day - Offertory "Terra tremuit" by William Byrd
Orchestra/Ensemble: Gloriae Dei Cantores
Period: Renaissance
Written: by 1607 ; England
22. Laboravi in gemitu by Thomas Morley
Orchestra/Ensemble: Gloriae Dei Cantores
Period: Renaissance
Written: 16th Century ;
23. Cantiones sacrae, pro praecipuis festis totius anni et communi sanctorum: Tibi laus, tibi gloria by Peter [renaiss.] Philips
Orchestra/Ensemble: Gloriae Dei Cantores
Period: Renaissance
Written: by 1612 ; Brussels, Belgium
24. Rorate caeli by Francisco Guerrero
Orchestra/Ensemble: Gloriae Dei Cantores
Period: Renaissance
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