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European Choral Music 1525 - 1751 [Box Set]
Orlande de Lassus, Cipriano de Rore, Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina
European Choral Music 1525 - 1751 [Box Set]
Genres: Special Interest, Pop, Classical
 
  •  Track Listings (15) - Disc #1
  •  Track Listings (12) - Disc #2
  •  Track Listings (10) - Disc #3
  •  Track Listings (15) - Disc #4
  •  Track Listings (14) - Disc #5

Sixteenth-century and early-17th-century choral writing is polyphony at its most fascinating and intricate. The Christ Church Cathedral Choir, Oxford, under Stephen Darlington's direction, sing here with absolute solidity ...  more »

      
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Sixteenth-century and early-17th-century choral writing is polyphony at its most fascinating and intricate. The Christ Church Cathedral Choir, Oxford, under Stephen Darlington's direction, sing here with absolute solidity and lovely tone, even from the trebles and boy altos. In addition to somewhat familiar works by the great Italian master Palestrina, we get three masses by the Spanish composer Victoria, a couple of masses and some motets by Lassus, and rare items by Morales and Esteves. Just sit back and let the rich texture of this haunting music wash over you--it's as uplifting as it is radiant. --Robert Levine
 

CD Reviews

"Very good to Excellent music"
farflung | 02/25/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)

"This set was my first excursion into Baroque choral music outside of J. S. Bach and I am very pleased with it! To my ear both the performances and recording quality are very good as I have come to expect from the Nimbus label. I highly recommened it!!!!
This same choral group has another set of Baroque music out on the Nimbus label and I intend to buy it in the near future.English Choral Music, 1514-1682"