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Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina, Vol. 2 - The Sixteen (choir, chorus); Harry Christophers (conductor)
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  1. Hodie Christus natus est, motet for 8 voices (from Motets Book III)
  2. Christe redemptor omnium, hymn for 6 voices
  3. Magnificat, Tone 5, (odd) for 4 voices (from Magnificats on the 8 Tones, Book 1)
  4. Tui sunt caeli, offertory for 5 voices
  5. Reges Tharsis, offertory for 5 voices (from Complete Offertories)
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  1. Hodie Christus natus est, motet for 8 voices (from Motets Book III)
  2. Christe redemptor omnium, hymn for 6 voices
  3. Magnificat, Tone 5, (odd) for 4 voices (from Magnificats on the 8 Tones, Book 1)
  4. Tui sunt caeli, offertory for 5 voices
  5. Reges Tharsis, offertory for 5 voices (from Complete Offertories)
  6. Missa Hodie Christus natus est, for 8 voices
  7. Osculetur me, motet for 5 voices (from Motets Book IV from Canticis canticorum)
  8. Trahe me post te, motet for 5 voices (from Motets Book IV from Canticis canticorum)
  9. Nigra sum, motet for 5 voices (from Motets Book IV from Canticis canticorum)
  10. O magnum mysterium, motet for 6 voices (from Motets Book I)
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If only one word could describe this 2012 album by Harry Christophers and the Sixteen, it would have to be "pure," for it not only fits the profoundly consonant music of Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina, but also the amazingly controlled and clean vocals of this astonishing choral group. The selection of six motets, the Missa Hodie Christus Natus Est, and the three excerpts from the Song of Songs are quintessential examples of Renaissance counterpoint, of which Palestrina was the supreme master, and the Sixteen's precise ...

Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina, Vol. 2 2012, Coro

UPC: 828021610523

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