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The Earth Resounds. Album by The Sixteen

The Earth Resounds. Album by The Sixteen

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All of the music from the Choral Pilgrimage 2012

Josquin, Brumel and Lassus were truly European composers, leaving their origins to work in the top establishments of Aix-en-Provence, Ferrara, Rome and Munich. Their music has a unique sonority which will astound you all - from the depth of expression and fascinating texts of Josquin (prepare yourselves for the surreal nature of Praeter rerum seriem) to the overtly decorative mass movements of Brumel’s Missa Et ecce terraemotus where the 12 parts interweave in extensive imitation and thrilling tracery, culminating in the extraordinary harmonic stillness of Lassus’s Timor et tremor and his gorgeously evocative 10-part setting of Aurora lucis rutilat.


The Sixteen
Harry Christophers 


'Two movements from Brumel's 12-voice Mass Et ecce terrae motus scintillate with amazing inner detail.'  The Sunday Times

'The disc opens with the most rousing account I have ever heard of [Lassus'] well-known ten-voice Easter motet, Aurora lucis rutilat, which almost had me out of my chair with excitement... This is a thrilling disc.'  International Record Review

'The Gloria opens with some truly delicate singing, and the clear, restricted harmonies evoke a performance of monumental majesty from The Sixteen.'  BBC Music Magazine ★★★★  

Track Listing

1. Orlande de Lassus (c.1532-1594) 
Aurora lucis rutilat  

2. Josquin Desprez (c.1452-1521) 
Praeter rerum seriem  

3. Lassus
Timor et tremor

4. Josquin
Huc me sydereo

5. Antoine Brumel (c.1460-1512-13)
Gloria from Missa Et ecce terraemotus

6. Lassus 
Magnificat secondi toni super Praeter rerum seriem

7. Brumel 
Sanctus from Missa Et ecce terraemotus

8. Josquin
O virgo prudentissima

9. Lassus
Magnificat octavi toni super Aurora lucis rutilat