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CardinallŐs Musick
Allegri: Miserere & the Music of Rome

Song NameComposer
Salve reginaAnero
Kyrie eleison (Missa Cantatibus organis)
Christie eleison
Kyrie eleison
Domine Deus, Agnus Dei
Qui tollis peccata mundi
Et ascendit in caelum
Et in Spiritum Sanctum
Agnus Dei
De lamentatione Jeremiae prophetaeAllegri
Miserere mei, DeusAllegri
Incipit lamentatio Jeremiae prophetaeAllegri
Cantantibus organisGiovanni Palestrina
Gustate et videteAllegri

Directed by Andrew Carwood

The Cardinall's Musick finished 2010 in a blaze of glory with their Gramophone Recording of the Year award for the last volume of their Byrd Edition. Only the second time in thirty years that an Early Music recording has received this prestigious accolade, it is a fitting tribute to the soaring artistry of the group and their director, Andrew Carwood. Their eagerly-awaited next disc features music from late sixteenth-century Rome and ranges from Allegri's Miserere, surely the best-known and best-loved work of this period, to a rarely-performed or recorded oddity. Seven Roman musicians came together (or were brought together) to write a Mass-setting where they each contributed different sections. The resulting work, the twelve-voice Missa Cantantibus organis, is a tribute both to Cecilia (the patron saint of music) and to Palestrina. The seven composers each take themes found in Palestrina's motet of the same name and use them as the starting point for their new compositions. Palestrina himself is among the seven, with Giovanni Andrea Dragoni, Ruggiero Giovannelli, Curzio Mancini, Prospero Santini, Francesco Soriano and Annibale Stabile being the other six. All seven composers were prominent maestri in Rome and most appear to have had contact with Palestrina either as choristers or pupils.

Item code: 6173C | 1 CD | $18.95 add item to cart
Early Music | Mixed | England

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