Palestrina Volume 7
AVAILABLE FOR PRE-ORDER ONLY. UK RELEASE DATE: 1 SEPTEMBER 2017*
Palestrina is perhaps the most famous of all Renaissance composers, certainly by name. By the time of his death his reputation outshone all others. His musical legacy is prodigious even by the standards of the time—he wrote over 100 masses—and he was the first Renaissance composer to have a complete edition of almost his whole output published in modern notation.
Today some pieces are quite familiar, others less so and much of his superb music is almost unknown. The seventh recording in The Sixteen’s celebrated series focuses on some of the pivotal women in Christian history - Mary the Mother of Jesus, Mary Magdalene, St Barbara and Susannah.
'A radiant new album, I got lost in it for an hour or so earlier today.' BBC Radio 3 (In Tune, Clemency Burton-Hill)
Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina (1525-1594)
1. Angelus Domini descendit
2. Ave maris stella
3. In diebus illis
4. Beatae Mariae Magdalenae
5. Beata Barbara
Song of Songs, nos. 19-21
6. Adiuro vos filae Ierusalem
7. Caput eius aureum optimum
8. Dilectus meus descendit in hortum suum
9. Susanna ab improbis senibus
10. Veni sponsa Christi
Missa Ave Regina caelorum
16. Agnus Dei I & II
Total Running Time: 72.01
*Pre-orders placed by 25 August will be sent out on this date ahead of the UK release date of 1 September 2017. Please note that we cannot guarantee international orders will be received before the release date.