Palestrina Vol.8 | Coro COR16175

Palestrina Vol.8


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Label: Coro

Cat No: COR16175

Format: CD

Number of Discs: 1

Genre: Vocal/Choral

Release Date: 27th September 2019



Palestrina had a vast impact on the development of music. Hugely famous in his day, his reputation and influence grew even more following his death and his work can be seen as a summation of Renaissance polyphony. His musical legacy is prodigious even by the standards of the time – he wrote over 100 masses – and he was the first Renaissance composer to have a complete edition of almost his whole output published in modern notation.

The eighth recording in The Sixteen’s celebrated series focuses on the Last Supper and the sacrifice of Christ on the Cross at the first Easter and includes the Missa Fratres ego enim accepi. Three settings from the Song of Songs also feature.

‘The delicate fibres that are its fluid, melismatic themes are woven by this greatest of Italian Counter Reformation composers into a musical fabric so perfect the impression on the ear is of something naturally fulfilling and complete ... Christophers moulds this heavenly music with masterly attention to shape, form and nuance.’ – ***** The Scotsman on Volume 7

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