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Great European Choral Works. Album by The Sixteen

Great European Choral Works. Album by The Sixteen

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Album Description

Since they were founded in 1979 Harry Christophers and The Sixteen have recorded over 100 discs of choral music spanning 600 years. On this new collection, CORO presents a selection of their most celebrated recordings of music by composers from across Europe.

This disc features music from over a dozen composers representing ten countries from Palestrina’s Assumpta est Mariaand Monteverdi’s Beatus Vir to excerpts from Poulenc’s Sept Répons des Ténèbrae and Frank Martin’s Mass for Double Choir. This disc provides a superb collection of works from some of Europe’s most celebrated composers and, alongside the first disc in this set, Great British Choral Works, is the perfect introduction to The Sixteen’s wonderful music.


The Sixteen
Harry Christophers

Track Listing

G.F. Handel:                                                                      
1.  Dixit Dominus (from Dixit Dominus)

Claudio Monteverdi:                                                          
2.  Beatus Vir (Primo) (from Selva morale e spirituale)

G.P. Palestrina:                                                                  
3.  Assumpta est Maria

T.L. Victoria:                                                                      
4.  Gaude Maria

Dieterich Buxtehude:                                                        
5.  Cantata I, Ad pedes (from Membra Jesu Nostri)

Orlande de Lassus:                                                            
6.  Timor et tremor

Johannes Brahms:                                                          
7.  Selig sind, die da Leid tragen (from Ein Deutsches Requiem)

W.A. Mozart:                                                                    
8.  Laudate Dominum (from Vespers)

Frank Martin:                                                                    
9. Sanctus & Benedictus (from Mass for Double Choir)

Francis Poulenc:                                                              
10.  Judas, marcator pessimus (from Sept Répons des Ténèbrae)

Gabriel Fauré:                                                                  
11.  Agnus Dei (from Requiem)

Heinrich Schütz:                                                              
12.  Herr, nun lässet du deinen Diener (from Musikalische Exequien)

António Teixeira:                                                              
13.  Te Gloriosus (from Te deum)

J.S. Bach:                                                                        
14.  Cantata 34 - (Chorus) O ewiges Feuer