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Tallis Scholars: Palestrina Masses - Missa Benedicta es

Song NameComposer
Plainchant: Benedicta es
Benedicta esJosquin Desprez
Missa Benedicta esGiovanni Palestrina
Kyrie Giovanni Palestrina
GloriaGiovanni Palestrina
CredoGiovanni Palestrina
Sanctus & BenedictusGiovanni Palestrina
Agnus Dei I & IIGiovanni Palestrina
Missa Nasce la gioja miaGiovanni Palestrina
KyrieGiovanni Palestrina
GloriaGiovanni Palestrina
CredoGiovanni Palestrina
Sanctus & BenedictusGiovanni Palestrina
Agnus Dei I & IIGiovanni Palestrina

Directed by Peter Philips

The reputation of a composer of Palestrina's enormous output is necessarily based on a selection of his work. Since there have been no recordings, no offprints, no very accessible discussions of the Missa Benedicta es, it has been impossible for the work to become widely admired. It shows a side of Palestrina's writing which is not fully recognized: his indebtedness to Josquin. In addition, apart from its remarkable music, it has an important place in musical history. If ever it was thought necessary to prove that Palestrina early in his life gained much from coming under the influence of the great Franco-Flemish composers, this resplendent parody mass shows how important they were to him and how he could turn their idiom to his own ends. 25 years ago, Peter Phillips and The Tallis Scholars made their debut with this recording. To celebrate this milestone, Gimell offers this limited-edition budget priced reissue.

Item code: 8334C | 1 CD | $9.95 |add item to cart
Early Music  | Mixed | England
GIMSE 402

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