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In Excelsis Deo
Jordi Savall, Le Concert des Nations, La Capella Reial De Cataluny
In Excelsis Deo
Genre: Classical
 
In the context of the War of the Spanish Succession, the duty of any composer was to celebrate not only the greatness of a deity in religious pieces, but also the power of their sponsors. Jordi Savall invites us to relive ...  more »

      
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All Artists: Jordi Savall, Le Concert des Nations, La Capella Reial De Cataluny, Various
Title: In Excelsis Deo
Members Wishing: 1
Total Copies: 0
Label: Alia Vox
Release Date: 1/5/2018
Album Type: Hybrid SACD - DSD, Import
Genre: Classical
Style: Chamber Music
Number of Discs: 2
SwapaCD Credits: 2

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In the context of the War of the Spanish Succession, the duty of any composer was to celebrate not only the greatness of a deity in religious pieces, but also the power of their sponsors. Jordi Savall invites us to relive the creation of two dazzling masterpieces of polychoral music: the Missa Scala Aretina by Francesc Valls (one of the last pieces to make overt reference to Guido of Arezzo's famous hexachord) and the Mass for 2 Choruses and Orchestras by Henry Desmarest. The surface of the music is immediately engaging. It is a beguiling mixture of old and new, scored for choir, soloists, strings and trumpet. Jordi Savall and his ensembles pay due homage to these masterpieces.