℗ 2014 ECM Records GmbH Under exclusive license to Universal Music Classics, a Division of UMG Recordings, Inc.
 

Transeamus

The Hilliard Ensemble

Available in 96 kHz / 24-bit AIFF and FLAC high-resolution audio formats

"Four Stars ... subtle, underplayed carols and motets from the English repertory ... sung with the ensemble’s trademark balance and clarity ... we will miss the Hilliards’ unique explorations."
- The Guardian

  • Select Format
    • AIFF 96.0 kHz | 24-bit
    • FLAC 96.0 kHz | 24-bit
Add to cart
discounted price
 
1
Thomas gemma Cantuariae / Thomas cesus in Doveria
Anonymus,; The Hilliard Ensemble
2:39
2
St. Thomas Honour We
Anonymus,; The Hilliard Ensemble
3:19
3
Clangat tuba
Anonymus,; The Hilliard Ensemble
6:39
4
Anna mater
John Plummer; The Hilliard Ensemble
6:53
5
Lullay, I Saw
Anonymus,; The Hilliard Ensemble
2:41
6
O pulcherrima mulierum
John Plummer; The Hilliard Ensemble
3:17
7
There Is No Rose
Anonymus,; The Hilliard Ensemble
4:43
8
Stella Caeli
Walter Lambe; The Hilliard Ensemble
6:40
9
Marvel Not Joseph
Anonymus,; The Hilliard Ensemble
4:46
10
Ecce quod natura
Anonymus,; The Hilliard Ensemble
4:38
11
Ave Maria, Mater Dei
William Cornysh; The Hilliard Ensemble
2:59
12
Ah! My Dear Son
Anonymus,; The Hilliard Ensemble
7:12
13
Sancta mater gracie / Dou Way Robin
Anonymus,; The Hilliard Ensemble
2:36
14
Ah, Gentle Jesu
Sheryngham,; The Hilliard Ensemble
8:28
Digital Booklet
Total Playing Time    67:30
"The accounts are intimate and subtly coloured, the Hilliards' distinctive sound still unsullied, four decades on. The singers' faultless clarity of diction, highlighted by the close recording perspective, sheds light on the words and their tender sentiments."
- BBC Music Magazine

"... it is fitting that they should return to this repertory in this, their final recording ... the interplay between voices is as absorbing as ever ... an impressive legacy for which the members of The Hilliard Ensemble past and present have earned our enduring gratitude."
- Gramophone

Having recorded more than 20 albums for ECM since the mid 1980s, the Hilliard Ensemble caps its discography before retirement with a final release: Transeamus, a collection of polyphony in two, three and four parts, from 15th century England. The British vocal ensemble’s very first ECM recording included music from the court of Henry VIII; Transeamus brings the odyssey through the ages full circle. The album includes many of the group’s favourite pieces from this era, including previously unrecorded items from concert programmes by the likes of John Plummer, Walter Lambe and William Cornysh. More of the album’s works are by composers rendered anonymous by time, yet all of this music is rich with enduring personality.
96 kHz / 24-bit PCM – ECM Records Studio Masters

Recorded November 2012
Propstei St. Gerold
Tonmeister: Peter Laenger
Cover photo: Jan Kricke
Liner photo: Marco Borggreve Design: Sascha Kleis
Executive producer: Manfred Eicher

For Your Consideration | More ▸

After You, Mr. Gershwin!: Kovács - d' Rivera - Mercure - Horovitz - Muczynski - Mower André Moisan; Jean Saulnier
96
Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco: Piano Concertos Nos. 1 and 2 - Four Dances from 'Love's Labour's Lost' Alessandro Marangoni; Malmö Symphony Orchestra; Andrew Mogrelia
96
Dawn and Twilight: The First and Last Violin Sonatas of Cyril Scott (World Premiere Recordings) Andrew Kirkman; Clipper Erickson
44.1
Alan Beeler: Vocal Music Aliana de la Guardia; Karolina Rojahn; Brian Church; Eric Christopher Perry; Târgu Mureş State Philharmonic Choir; Târgu Mureş State Philharmonic Orchestra; Ovidiu Marinescu; Moravian Philharmonic Orchestra; Jiří Petrdlík; Petr Vronský
44.1
Parthenia Alina Rotaru
96192352.8dsd 2.8dsd 5.6
80th/50th Anniversary Album: Mozart: Clarinet Concerto in A, K.622 - Clarinet Quintet in A, K.581 Andrew Marriner; Academy of St Martin in the Fields Orchestra; Neville Marriner
96dsd 2.8
Klezmer Dreams: Kovács - Golijov - Prokofiev - Ichmouratov - Glick André Moisan; Jean Saulnier; Quatuor Molinari
96
Cinema Andrea Bocelli
96
Prado: Complete Cartas Celestes, Vol. 2 Aleyson Scopel
96
Soulmates: Music for Cello, Clarinet & Piano Amitai Vardi; Uri Vardi; Arnon Erez
44.1
Scandale Alice Sara Ott; Francesco Tristano
96
Music of Tribute, Vol. 8: Schnittke And His Ghosts Angelina Gadeliya
96
Bartók: Bluebeard's Castle (Opera in One Act) Andrea Meláth; Gustáv Beláček; Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra; Marin Alsop
44.1
Modernists Alarm Will Sound
96
Schubert Lieder: Nacht und Träume Ailish Tynan; Iain Burnside
48

Offers & New Releases

exclusive benefits for mailing list members

Subscribe Now

What is High-Resolution Audio?

High-resolution audio offers the highest-fidelity available, far surpassing the sound quality of traditional CDs. When you listen to music on a CD or tracks purchased via consumer services such as iTunes, you are hearing a low-resolution version of what was actually recorded and mastered in the studio. ProStudioMasters offers the original studio masters — exactly as the artist, producers and sound engineers mastered them — for download, directly to you.

What do I need for playback?

You may need additional software / hardware to take full advantage of the higher 24-bit high-res audio formats, but any music lover that has heard 16-bit vs 24-bit will tell you it's worth it!

Software for Mac OS X

Software for Windows

Hardware Suggestions