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Cambridge Singers: The Sacred Flame

Song NameComposer
Jubilate DeoGiovanni Gabrieli
Beatus VirClaudio Monteverdi
Christe, Adoramus teClaudio Monteverdi
Cantate DominoClaudio Monteverdi
Sicut CervusGiovanni Palestrina
Exsultate DeoGiovanni Palestrina
Christus Factus EstFelice Anerio
O Vos OmnesCarlo Gesualdo
Timor Et TremorOrlando Lassus
Ave Verum CorpusOrlando Lassus
Laudate DominumJ.P. Sweelink
MagnificatDieterich Buxtehude
Jesu, Dulcis MemoriaTomas Luis de Victoria
O Vos OmnesTomas Luis de Victoria
Crux FidelisJohn IV, King of Portugal
Ave MariaJosquin Desprez
Dixit MariaH.L. Hassler
Psalm 100Heinrich Schutz
Selig Sind Die TotenHeinrich Schutz
O Jesu Christ, Meins Lebens LichtJohann Sebastian Bach

Directed by John Rutter

A new recording by John Rutter and his Cambridge Singers is always welcome, and this one features 20 works drawn from the sacred choral repertoire of the Renaissance and Baroque. Most of these are motets and many are familiar (Palestrina's Sicut cervus and Exsultate Deo, Gabrieli's Jubilate Deo, Lassus' Timor et tremor, Josquin's Ave Maria) and all are included in Rutter's published anthology, European Sacred Music (Oxford). As Rutter states, the program's theme is to focus on the "wealth of sacred music...created in continental Europe out of the ferment of the age of Reformation", and while Rutter has chosen primarily works resulting from the "extraordinary flowering" of musical activity in the Catholic church during this period, we also are treated to a motet by Bach (O Jesu Christ, meins Lebens Licht BWV 118/231, often mis-classified as a cantata), a Magnificat (presumably) by Buxtehude, and a psalm (100) by Schutz.

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Item code: 9055C | 1 CD | $16.95 |add item to cart
Choral | Primarily a cappella | Mixed | England
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