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Roma æterna – two Roman masses

Catalogue numberBIS-2203 SACD
Release date2016-06-10
Orig. sample rate96000Hz
Total time72:07

The widely acclaimed vocal ensemble New York Polyphony has on its previous recordings for BIS focussed on Franco-Flemish polyphony (endBeginning, BIS-1949), the English Renaissance (Times go by Turns, BIS-2037) and Christmas (Sing thee Nowell, BIS-2099). Each of these discs – which have been highly praised by the critics, receiving no less than two Grammy Award nominations – has also included contemporary works, resulting in striking resonances between music from across more than half a millennium. With their new album, Roma aeterna, the ensemble follow the example of so many musicians before them and go on a pilgrimage to the Eternal City, but this time they remain in the 16th century throughout the disc, constructing a programme centred on two of the greatest composers of the era – Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina and Tomás Luis de Victoria. Palestrina’s polyphonic art has influenced composers throughout the ages and continues to do so today, and his Missa Papae Marcelli is often regarded as the crowning glory of vocal music from the era. His slightly younger colleague Tomás Luis de Victoria was born in Spain, but went to Rome to study in 1765 and remained there for two decades. During that time he published a number of works, including Missa O quam gloriosum and the motet Gaudent in cœlis. The programme includes works scored for four as well as for six voices, in which the four members of New York Polyphony are variously joined by Tim Keeler (countertenor), Andrew Fuchs (tenor) and Jonathan Woody (bass-baritone).
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Extra material for download
  Composer: Guerrero, Francisco
  Regina caeli
01 Regina caeli 02:30 $ 0.60 USD
  Composer: Palestrina, Giovanni Pierluigi da
  Missa Papae Marcelli 34:34
02 Kyrie eleison 03:51 $ 0.92 USD
03 Gloria in excelsis Deo 05:11 $ 1.24 USD
04 Alleluia: Pascha nostrum for Easter Day 01:54 $ 0.46 USD
05 Credo in unum Deum 07:54 $ 1.90 USD
06 Offertorium: Terra tremuit for Easter Day 01:12 $ 0.29 USD
07 Sanctus 03:48 $ 0.91 USD
08 Benedictus 02:58 $ 0.71 USD
09 Agnus Dei I 03:07 $ 0.75 USD
10 Agnus Dei II 03:13 $ 0.77 USD
11 Communio: Pascha nostrum for Easter Day 01:26 $ 0.34 USD
12 Tu es Petrus 03:06 $ 0.74 USD
  Composer: Victoria, Tomás Luis de
  Missa O quam gloriosum 24:57
13 Kyrie eleison 01:50 $ 0.44 USD
14 Gloria in excelsis Deo 03:44 $ 0.90 USD
15 Motet: Gaudent in coelis 02:13 $ 0.53 USD
16 Credo in unum Deum 05:54 $ 1.42 USD
17 Motet: Gaudent in coelis 03:27 $ 0.83 USD
18 Sanctus 02:28 $ 0.59 USD
19 Benedictus 01:57 $ 0.47 USD
20 Agnus Dei 03:24 $ 0.82 USD
  Composer: Palestrina, Giovanni Pierluigi da
21 Sicut cervus - Sitivit anima mea 05:39 $ 1.36 USD
  Album total 72:07
ComposerGuerrero, Francisco
Palestrina, Giovanni Pierluigi da
Victoria, Tomás Luis de
EnsembleNew York Polyphony
TenorFuchs, Andrew
Bass-baritoneWoody, Jonathan
Counter-tenorKeeler, Tim

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