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Palestrina Volume 8. Album by The Sixteen

Palestrina Volume 8. Album by The Sixteen

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Palestrina had a vast impact on the development of music. Hugely famous in his day, his reputation and influence grew even more following his death and his work can be seen as a summation of Renaissance polyphony. 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.

The eighth recording in The Sixteen’s celebrated series focuses on the Last Supper and the sacrifice of Christ on the Cross at the first Easter and includes the Missa Fratres ego enim accepi. Three settings from the Song of Songs also feature.


The Sixteen
Harry Christophers

Track Listing

Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina (1525-1594)

1. Ego sum panis vivus

2. Fratres ego enim accepi

3. Accepit Jesus calicem

Missa Fratres ego enim accepi
4. Kyrie
5. Gloria
6. Credo
7. Sanctus
8. Benedictus
9. Agnus Dei

10. Caro mea vere est cibus

11. Pater noster

12. Sacerdotes Domini

Song of Songs: Nos. 25-27
13. Quam pulchri sunt gressus tui
14. Duo ubera tua
15. Quam pulchra es

16. Victimae paschali laudes

17. Pange lingua

Total Running Time:   73.21