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Lucrezia Borgia's Daughter

Musica Secreta, Celestial Sirens, Laurie Stras, Deborah Roberts

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Musica quinque vocum  
1.1
Tribulationes civitatum audivimus (from the Musica quinque vocum motteta materna lingua vocata) (attrib. to Leonora d'Este)
Anonymous; Musica Secreta; Celestial Sirens; Laurie Stras; Deborah Roberts
5:34
1.2
Suscipe verbum virgo Maria (from the Musica quinque vocum motteta materna lingua vocata) (attrib. to Leonora d'Este)
Anonymous; Musica Secreta; Celestial Sirens; Laurie Stras; Deborah Roberts
3:57
1.3
Haec dies (from the Musica quinque vocum motteta materna lingua vocata) (attrib. to Leonora d'Este)
Anonymous; Musica Secreta; Celestial Sirens; Laurie Stras; Deborah Roberts
5:53
1.4
Ego sum panis vitae (from the Musica quinque vocum motteta materna lingua vocata) (attrib. to Leonora d'Este)
Anonymous; Musica Secreta; Celestial Sirens; Laurie Stras; Deborah Roberts
5:45
1.5
O Salutaris hostia (from the Musica quinque vocum motteta materna lingua vocata) (attrib. to Leonora d'Este)
Anonymous; Musica Secreta; Celestial Sirens; Laurie Stras; Deborah Roberts
2:59
1.6
Veni sponsa Christi (from the Musica quinque vocum motteta materna lingua vocata) (attrib. to Leonora d'Este)
Anonymous; Musica Secreta; Celestial Sirens; Laurie Stras; Deborah Roberts
1:41
1.7
Salve sponsa Dei (from the Musica quinque vocum motteta materna lingua vocata) (attrib. to Leonora d'Este)
Anonymous; Musica Secreta; Celestial Sirens; Laurie Stras; Deborah Roberts
2:02
1.8
Hodie Simon petrus (from the Musica quinque vocum motteta materna lingua vocata) (attrib. to Leonora d'Este)
Anonymous; Musica Secreta; Celestial Sirens; Laurie Stras; Deborah Roberts
2:55
1.9
Ave sanctissima Maria (from the Musica quinque vocum motteta materna lingua vocata) (attrib. to Leonora d'Este)
Anonymous; Musica Secreta; Celestial Sirens; Laurie Stras; Deborah Roberts
2:54
1.10
Sicut lilium (from the Musica quinque vocum motteta materna lingua vocata) (attrib. to Leonora d'Este)
Anonymous; Musica Secreta; Celestial Sirens; Laurie Stras; Deborah Roberts
1:44
1.11
Angelus Domini descendit (from the Musica quinque vocum motteta materna lingua vocata) (attrib. to Leonora d'Este)
Anonymous; Musica Secreta; Celestial Sirens; Laurie Stras; Deborah Roberts
12:13
1.12
Felix namque es sacra (from the Musica quinque vocum motteta materna lingua vocata) (attrib. to Leonora d'Este)
Anonymous; Musica Secreta; Celestial Sirens; Laurie Stras; Deborah Roberts
3:53
1.13
Angustie mihi sunt undique (from the Musica quinque vocum motteta materna lingua vocata) (attrib. to Leonora d'Este)
Anonymous; Musica Secreta; Celestial Sirens; Laurie Stras; Deborah Roberts
3:16
1.14
O beate Christi confessor (from the Musica quinque vocum motteta materna lingua vocata) (attrib. to Leonora d'Este)
Anonymous; Musica Secreta; Celestial Sirens; Laurie Stras; Deborah Roberts
3:45
1.15
Iste est Johannes (from the Musica quinque vocum motteta materna lingua vocata) (attrib. to Leonora d'Este)
Anonymous; Musica Secreta; Celestial Sirens; Laurie Stras; Deborah Roberts
7:40
1.16
Angeli, Archangeli, Troni (from the Musica quinque vocum motteta materna lingua vocata) (attrib. to Leonora d'Este)
Anonymous; Musica Secreta; Celestial Sirens; Laurie Stras; Deborah Roberts
5:38
Digital Booklet
Total Playing Time    71:49
"... in the end, the identity of the composer is less important than the music itself: sophisticated, modern, challenging and expressive, it deserves to be heard and appreciated alongside the greatest works of the 16th century." - The Guardian Musica Secreta continues its mission to discover and interpret repertoire for and by early modern women with this world premiere recording of 16 motets from the mysterious anonymous 1543 publication Musica quinque vocum: motteta materna lingua vocata that may have been written by Suor Leonora d’Este, daughter of Duke Alfonso I of Ferrara and his duchess, Lucrezia Borgia. These extraordinary anonymous motets are the earliest published pieces that can be connected directly to the famous musical convents of Renaissance Italy. The material seems to make clear why those who flocked to hear the nuns sing compared their music to the mysterious and celestial sound of angels, calling them the finest musicians in all Italy. The ensemble is joined on this revelatory programme by its sister choir, Celestial Sirens.
88.2 kHz / 24-bit PCM – Obsidian Studio Masters

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