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Palestrina, Vol. 5

The Sixteen, Harry Christophers, The Sixteen / Harry Christophers

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Dum complerentur
Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina; The Sixteen; Harry Christophers; The Sixteen / Harry Christophers
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Loquebantur variis linguis
Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina; The Sixteen; Harry Christophers; The Sixteen / Harry Christophers
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Veni Creator Spiritus
Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina; The Sixteen; Harry Christophers; The Sixteen / Harry Christophers
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Iam Christus astra ascenderat: Hymn
Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina; The Sixteen; Harry Christophers; The Sixteen / Harry Christophers
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Missa Iam Christus astra ascenderat  
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Kyrie
Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina; The Sixteen; Harry Christophers; The Sixteen / Harry Christophers
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Gloria
Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina; The Sixteen; Harry Christophers; The Sixteen / Harry Christophers
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Credo
Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina; The Sixteen; Harry Christophers; The Sixteen / Harry Christophers
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Sanctus
Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina; The Sixteen; Harry Christophers; The Sixteen / Harry Christophers
3:03
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Benedictus
Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina; The Sixteen; Harry Christophers; The Sixteen / Harry Christophers
1:59
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Agnus Dei
Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina; The Sixteen; Harry Christophers; The Sixteen / Harry Christophers
4:02
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Veni sancte Spiritus
Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina; The Sixteen; Harry Christophers; The Sixteen / Harry Christophers
4:05
Song of Songs XIII  
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Laeva eius sub capite meo
Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina; The Sixteen; Harry Christophers; The Sixteen / Harry Christophers
2:37
Song of Songs XIV  
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Vox dilecti mei
Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina; The Sixteen; Harry Christophers; The Sixteen / Harry Christophers
2:15
Song of Songs XV  
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Surge, propera, amica mea
Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina; The Sixteen; Harry Christophers; The Sixteen / Harry Christophers
2:27
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Magnificat quarti toni
Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina; The Sixteen; Harry Christophers; The Sixteen / Harry Christophers
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Confirma hoc Deus
Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina; The Sixteen; Harry Christophers; The Sixteen / Harry Christophers
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Digital Booklet
Total Playing Time    66:05
Harry Christophers and The Sixteen continue their exploration of Palestrina's great work with the fifth installment in their celebrated series. This 2014 album features a selection of Palestrina’s music for Pentecost including his Missa Iam Christus astra ascenderat. Alongside the Mass are motets from the Song of Songs. These pieces are among some of Palestrina’s most sublime and expressive works and, as with previous albums in the series, this release includes three of them. Dedicated to Pope Gregory XIII, Palestrina’s style of writing for these sensual texts demonstrates what variety and intensity of feeling can be conveyed with the simplest of means. After 35 years of worldwide performance and recording, The Sixteen is recognised as one of the world’s greatest ensembles. Comprising both choir and period instrument orchestra, The Sixteen’s total commitment to the music it performs is its greatest distinction.
96 kHz / 24-bit PCM – CORO Studio Masters

Recording Producer: Mark Brown
Recording Engineer: Mike Hatch (Floating Earth)
Recorded at Church of St. Alban the Martyr, Holborn, London, January 2014
Cover Image: St. Eosalia Church in Palestrina, Italy
Photo: Giorgio Borghesani
Design: Andrew Giles

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