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Helper and Protector: Italian Maestri in Poland

Helper and Protector: Italian Maestri in Poland

COR16141

£7.99

The fourth volume in this highly acclaimed series, conducted by The Sixteen’s Associate Conductor, Eamonn Dougan, explores the music of Italian composers working in the Polish court during the reign of Sigismund III Vasa. In 1594 Sigismund III set about reorganising his music ensemble and he decided to bring in Italian musicians, singularly esteemed at that time, and, in particular, musicians associated with the music chapels of Rome. Amongst them were Luca Marenzio, Asprillo Pacelli, and Vincenzo Bertolusi; their arrival heralded a new dawn for sacred music in Poland.

The centrepiece of this album is Marenzio’s exquisite Missa super Iniquos odio habui. The Kyrie and Gloria movements are known but the remaining parts of the Mass were feared lost following World War II, but were appropriated by the Soviets and have only been rediscovered since the fall of the Berlin Wall. This is the premiere recording of the complete Mass which is set alongside the motet Iniquos odio habui on which is is based.

Also included are Pacelli’s joyous Beati estis and Bertolusi’s sublime Ave verum corpus.

The Sixteen
Eamonn Dougan


Track Listing:

Asprilio Pacelli (1569/70-1623)
1. Gaudent in caelis

Vincenzo Bertolusi (c.1550-1608)
2. Timor Domini

Pacelli
3. Beati estis

Luca Marenzio (1553/4-1599)
4. Iniquos odio habui
5. Kyrie from Missa super Iniquos odio habui
6. Gloria from Missa super Iniquos odio habui

Bertolusi
7. Sancta Maria, succurre miseris

Marenzio
8. Credo from Missa super Iniquos odio habui

Bertolusi
9. Peccantem me quotidie

Marenzio
10. Sanctus from Missa super Iniquos odio habui
11. Benedictus from Missa super Iniquos odio habui
12. Agnus Dei from Missa super Iniquos odio habui

Pacelli
13. Media nocte

Marenzio
14. Iubilate Deo omnis terra

Bertolusi
15. Ave verum corpus

Pacelli
16. Christus resurgens

Total running time:  67.32

 


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