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Biber: Baroque Splendor ? Missa Salisburgensis - Hespèrion XXI; Le Concert des Nations; La Capella Reial de Catalunya (choir, chorus); Jordi Savall (conductor)
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  1. Ein langer und schöner Aufzug:
  2. Plaudite tympana, motet for 2 double choruses in 16 parts, double orchestra & double continuo, C. App. 106 (attribution uncertain): Motet
  3. Battalia, for 3 violins, 4 violas, 2 violini & keyboard in D major, C. 61 (B. XIV 122)
  4. Sonata Sancto Polycarpi à 9, for 8 trumpets, kettledrums & continuo in C major, C. 113: - Allegro - Allegro - Presto
  5. Missa Salisburgensis, mass for 2 double choruses in 16 parts, double orchestra & double continuo, C. App. 101 (attribution uncertain)

Heinrich Ignaz Franz von Biber's Missa Salisburgensis (Salzburg Mass) represents the ultimate development of the polychoral tradition that began in Venice with Giovanni Gabrieli. Intended for the magnificent Salzburg Cathedral, it has been recorded there several times. Jordi Savall moves the proceedings to the slightly smaller Cardona Castle in his native Catalonia. The results are excellent. This giant work, in 54 parts that form eight separate "choirs" or groups (some of the parts are instrumental), is a bear to keep ...

Biber: Baroque Splendor ? Missa Salisburgensis 2015, Alia Vox

UPC: 8435408099127

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