The Sixteen

COR16020 A Golden Age of Portuguese Music

It often takes one man to encourage excellence in the arts, and in the flourishing Portugal of the 1600s, at the forefront of world exploration, Dom João IV was very much that man. In his court, his favoured composers developed a unique style within the European heritage of sacred music, distinctly and devotionally Portuguese.

The Sixteen
Harry Christophers

'Resplendent... The Sixteen bring a wonderfully intense sense to this music.' BBC Radio 3, Record Review

'All the music is of a high quality, and it is excellently performed... The Singers are quite superb ... one of the best and most interesting discs by The Sixteen in recent years, and the sound is excellent.' Gramophone

 

Track Listing:

João Lourenço Rebelo (1610-1661)
1. Super aspidem - Ps. 19 v13 
Soli: Libby Crabtree, Rebecca Outram, Michael Lees, Neil MacKenzie 

João Lourenço Rebelo (1610-1661)
2. Ecce nunc - Ps. 134 
Soli: Carys Lane, Sally Dunkley, Simon Berridge 

João Lourenço Rebelo (1610-1661)
3. In te, Domine, speravi - Ps. 31 v1-6 

João Lourenço Rebelo (1610-1661)
4. Qui habitat - Ps. 91 v1-6 
Soli: Carys Lane, Libby Crabtree, Rebecca Outram, Sally Dunkley 

João Lourenço Rebelo (1610-1661)
5. Fratres sobrii - Compline 
Soli: Ruth Dean, Libby Crabtree, Andrew Giles 

João Lourenço Rebelo (1610-1661)
6. Educes me - Ps.31 v5 

Diogo Dias Melgás (1638-1700)
7. Popule meus - Improperia 

João Lourenço Rebelo (1610-1661)
8. Panis angelicus - Hymn 

Diogo Dias Melgás (1638-1700)
9. Lamentaçao de Quinta Feira Santa 
Soli: Rebecca Outram, Sally Dunkley, Simon Berridge, Robert Evans 

Diogo Dias Melgás (1638-1700)
10. Salve regina - Antiphon 

João Lourenço Rebelo (1610-1661)
11. Magnificat a13 - Canticle 
Soli: Libby Crabtree, Rebecca Outram, Andrew Giles, Neil MacKenzie

TOTAL PLAYING TIME: 67.34