Palestrina: Missa Papae Marcelli & Motets / Palombella, Sistine Chapel Choir

Release Date: 10/7/2016
Catalog Number: B002560202
Orchestra/Ensemble: Sistine Chapel Choir
Number of Discs: 1

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Notes and Editorial Reviews
This new release by the world’s oldest choir – performed and recorded in the heart of the Catholic Church, features works by the most celebrated Italian musician of his time and reformer of church music: Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina.

Recorded in the year of the "Extraordinary Jubilee of Mercy“ (8 December 2015 to 20 November 2016) - which Pope Francis defined as “a revolution of tenderness and love” giving justice to the world – it is pure music carrying the essential message of divine generosity and care, selected by choir leader Massimo Palombella.

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REVIEW:

In the Ave Maria the choir use falsettist countertenors, whose tone noticeably lightens the overall texture and helps to find a more intimate quality. This result is fascinating: the sheer sense of height and depth of the building is considerably enhanced and suddenly the polyphony is soft-focus.

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Works on This Recording
1. Missa "Papae Marcelli" by Giovanni Palestrina
Orchestra/Ensemble: Sistine Chapel Choir
Period: Renaissance
Written: by 1567 ; Italy
2. Tu Es Pastor Ovium by Giovanni Palestrina
Orchestra/Ensemble: Sistine Chapel Choir
3. O bone Jesu, exaudi me by Giovanni Palestrina
Orchestra/Ensemble: Sistine Chapel Choir
Period: Renaissance
Written: 16th Century ; Italy
4. Confitebot tibi Domine by Giovanni Palestrina
Orchestra/Ensemble: Sistine Chapel Choir
Period: Renaissance
Written: 16th Century ; Italy
5. Ad te levavi by Giovanni Palestrina
Orchestra/Ensemble: Sistine Chapel Choir
Period: Renaissance
Written: by 1581 ; Italy
6. Benedixisti, Domine by Giovanni Palestrina
Orchestra/Ensemble: Sistine Chapel Choir
Period: Renaissance
Written: 16th Century ; Italy
7. Veritas mea et misericordia mea by Giovanni Palestrina
Orchestra/Ensemble: Sistine Chapel Choir
8. Jubilate Deo by Giovanni Palestrina
Orchestra/Ensemble: Sistine Chapel Choir
Period: Renaissance
Written: 16th Century ; Italy
9. Confirma hoc, Deus by Giovanni Palestrina
Orchestra/Ensemble: Sistine Chapel Choir
Period: Renaissance
Written: 16th Century ; Italy
10. Ave Maria by Giovanni Palestrina
Orchestra/Ensemble: Sistine Chapel Choir
Period: Renaissance
Written: 16th Century ; Italy
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