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Peñalosa - Lamentationes

Catalogue numberBIS-2407 SACD
Release date2019-09-10
Orig. sample rate96000Hz
Total time56:41

Renaissance music from Spain has come to mean the works of composers such as Tomás Luís de Victoria or Francisco Guerrero rather than their predecessors. But composers such as Francisco de Peñalosa – who died in 1528, the same year that Guerrero was born – were musicians of genuine imagination and skill, whose work often shows a formidable individuality. The most recent edition of Peñalosa’s oeuvre lists 22 works as genuine: masses, lamentations, hymns and motets. From these, New York Polyphony have selected two highly expressive Lamentations, intended for services held during Holy Week and setting biblical texts bemoaning the destruction of Jerusalem in 586 BC. Besides two brief motets, Peñalosa is also represented by sections from his Missa L’homme armé, one of the many examples from the 15th to the 17th century of cyclic masses based on secular melodies. These pieces by Peñalosa are brought into relief by shorter works by his near-contemporary Pedro de Escobar – a deeply haunting setting of the beginning of the hymn Stabat Mater – and the aforementioned Francisco Guerrero. Guerrero is represented by Quae est ista, a setting of words from the Song of Songs which have inspired the composer to ecstatic cascades of notes. In contrast his Antes que comáis a Dios, with a text in Spanish, is simple but effective, in a propulsive triple time.
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Extra material for download
  Composer: Penalosa, Francisco de
01 Lamentationes Jeremiae Feria V 11:34 $ 2.81 USD
  Composer: Escobar, Pedro de
02 Stabat mater dolorosa 03:58 $ 1.03 USD
  Composer: Penalosa, Francisco de
03 Lamentationes Jeremiae Feria VI 11:21 $ 2.76 USD
04 Gloria in excelsis Deo (Missa L’homme armé) 04:39 $ 1.16 USD
05 Sancta Maria, succurre miseris 02:18 $ 0.59 USD
06 Unica est columba mea 02:25 $ 0.61 USD
07 Credo in unum Deum (Missa L’homme armé) 07:20 $ 1.81 USD
  Composer: Guerrero, Francisco
08 Quae est ista 05:20 $ 1.31 USD
  Composer: Guerrero, Francisco
09 Antes que comáis a Dios 02:17 $ 0.59 USD
  Composer: Penalosa, Francisco de
10 Agnus Dei (Missa L’homme armé) 03:20 $ 0.91 USD
  Album total 56:41
ComposerEscobar, Pedro de
Guerrero, Francisco
Penalosa, Francisco de
Vocal ensembleNew York Polyphony

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