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De profundis, Miserere & Requiem

Vasari Singers, Jeremy Backhouse

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De profundis
Ildebrando Pizzetti; Vasari Singers; Jeremy Backhouse
De profundis
Gian Francesco Malipiero; Matthew Wood; Jon Thorne; William Nicholson; Daniel Burges
Gregorio Allegri; Jocelyn Somerville; Susan Waton; Elizabeth Atkinson; Keith Long; Vasari Singers; Jeremy Backhouse
James MacMillan; Julia Smith; Julia Ridout; Paul Robertson; Matt Bernstein; Vasari Singers; Jeremy Backhouse
Giacomo Puccini; Vasari Singers; Jon Thorne; William Nicholson; Jeremy Backhouse
Messa di requiem  
I. Requiem
Ildebrando Pizzetti; Vasari Singers; Jeremy Backhouse
II. Dies irae
Ildebrando Pizzetti; Vasari Singers; Jeremy Backhouse
III. Sanctus
Ildebrando Pizzetti; Vasari Singers; Jeremy Backhouse
IV. Agnus Dei
Ildebrando Pizzetti; Vasari Singers; Jeremy Backhouse
V. Libera me
Ildebrando Pizzetti; Vasari Singers; Jeremy Backhouse
Digital Booklet
Total Playing Time    70:00
These three pairs of sublime choral settings span well over 350 years. The earliest is Allegri’s Miserere, a work considered so precious it was kept secret until Mozart heard it and famously transcribed it from memory. James MacMillan’s 21st century companion piece is a transcendent reply to this challenge from history. Malipiero’s and Pizzetti’s resumption of a fractured friendship resulted in their mutually dedicated but differing settings of De profundis, Malipiero's composition getting its world premiere here. Puccini’s brief but exquisite Requiem commemorated the death of Verdi, while Pizzetti, a late admirer of Puccini, revealed his empathy with vocal polyphony in a full setting of the Requiem Mass. Jeremy Backhouse conducts his chamber choir the Vasari Singers on this recording, joined by a host of featured soloists.
96 kHz / 24-bit PCM – Naxos Studio Masters

Recorded at Tonbridge School Chapel, Tonbridge, Kent, UK, from 21st to 23rd February, 2014
Producer: Adrian Peacock
Engineer: Will Brown
Editors: Adrian Peacock and Will Brown
Publishers: G. Ricordi S.r.l. / Universal Music Publishers (tracks 1, 2, 6-10);
Oxford Choral Classics (track 3);
Boosey & Hawkes Music Publishers, Ltd. (track 4);
Elkan-Vogel Inc. ed. Pietro Spada (track 5)
Booklet Notes: Jeremy Backhouse and Brenda Moore
Cover: Sound II by Antony Gormley / Photograph by Joe Low

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