Palestrina: Choral Works / Patterson, Gloriae dei Cantores

Release Date: 10/26/1999
Catalog Number: GDCD106
Orchestra/Ensemble: Gloriae Dei Cantores
Number of Discs: 1

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Notes and Editorial Reviews
"The trick to mastering counterpoint lies in mastering it completely...herein lies the glory of this magnificent, essential release. The balance of seriousness with humanity comes through as much as the balanced voices...Patterson clearly has genius in selecting just the right tempos and dynamics...serious, winning, and convincing. If we have ever had a finer Palestrina recording available, I've not heard it."
—Heuwell Tircuit, In Tune Magazine

"They [Gloriae Dei Cantores]have demonstrated a polished musicality, combined with a versatile command of a wide-ranging repertoire of literature and styles...the richness and sonority is almost hypnotically beautiful. Palestrina was, after all, one of the great composers of music for grouped human voices, and there is no reason why we should not enjoy such luscious, expansive (yet stylistically sensitive) realizations of his music. Good notes; full texts and English translations. Alike to the Palestrina collector or the lover of wonderful choral sound, this release is warmly recommended."
—John W. Barker, American Record Guide
Works on This Recording
1. Missa "Descendit Angelus Domini" by Giovanni Palestrina
Orchestra/Ensemble: Gloriae Dei Cantores
Period: Renaissance
Written: 16th Century ; Italy
2. Super flumina Babylonis by Giovanni Palestrina
Orchestra/Ensemble: Gloriae Dei Cantores
Period: Renaissance
Written: by 1581 ; Italy
3. Ad te levavi by Giovanni Palestrina
Orchestra/Ensemble: Gloriae Dei Cantores
Period: Renaissance
Written: by 1581 ; Italy
4. Miserere nostri by Giovanni Palestrina
Orchestra/Ensemble: Gloriae Dei Cantores
Period: Renaissance
Written: 16th Century ; Italy
5. Sicut cervus by Giovanni Palestrina
Orchestra/Ensemble: Gloriae Dei Cantores
Period: Renaissance
Written: by 1581 ; Italy
6. Sitivit anima mea by Giovanni Palestrina
Orchestra/Ensemble: Gloriae Dei Cantores
Period: Renaissance
Written: 16th Century ; Italy
7. Missa "De Beata Marie" no 2 by Giovanni Palestrina
Orchestra/Ensemble: Gloriae Dei Cantores
Period: Renaissance
8. Jubilate Deo by Giovanni Palestrina
Orchestra/Ensemble: Gloriae Dei Cantores
Period: Renaissance
Written: 16th Century ; Italy
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