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Cherubini: Missa solemnis in E - Andreas Meyer (tenor); Barbara Fleckenstein (soprano); Barbara Müller (alto); Bernhard Schneider (tenor);...
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  1. Mass No. 8 for chorus & orchestra in E major ("Missa Solemnis")
  2. Antiphons (9), for 4 voices & orchestra ("à la Palestrina") (3 lost): Antifona sul canto fermo 8 tona
  3. Nemo gaudeat, motet for 2 choruses & 2 organs
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Luigi Cherubini's Missa Solemnis in E major may not be as important as his later coronation masses, and it is certainly not on a par with Ludwig van Beethoven's great Missa Solemnis in D major, completed a few years later. But this work has enough drama and power to mark it as one of the more significant sacred works of the early Romantic period in France. Composed in 1818, when Cherubini was exclusively active in church music and supported by the restored Bourbon monarchy, the eighth of his masses is quite conservative in ...

Cherubini: Missa solemnis in E 2007, Warner Classics

UPC: 094639431625

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