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listen  1. Motets for 4 Voices, Book 2: Sicut cervusVoices of Ascension Chorus 2:25$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  2. Ave MariaVoices of Ascension Chorus 6:07$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  3. Sacrae cantiones: Justorum animaeVoices of Ascension Chorus 2:03$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  4. Jesu, rex admirabilisVoices of Ascension Chorus 1:46$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  5. Motets for 5-8 Voices: Book 5 for 5 Voices: Exultate DeoVoices of Ascension Chorus 2:16$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  6. Exultate JustiVoices of Ascension Chorus 1:57$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  7. Jesu dulcis memoriaVoices of Ascension Chorus 1:54$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  8. Ave verum corpusVoices of Ascension Chorus 4:21$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  9. Psalm 90, "Tu as este, Seigneur, nostre retraicte"Voices of Ascension Chorus 2:09$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen10. Psalm 96, "Chantez a Dieu chanson nouvelle"Voices of Ascension Chorus 1:55$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen11. Hodie Christus natus estVoices of Ascension Chorus 2:56$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen12. O Maria Virgo PiaAlessandra Visconti 2:45$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen13. Tu Pauperum RefugiumVoices of Ascension Chorus 3:14$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen14. O sacrum conviviumVoices of Ascension Chorus 2:52$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen15. If Ye Love Me: If ye love meVoices of Ascension Chorus 1:47$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen16. Hosanna to the son of DavidVoices of Ascension Chorus 2:18$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen17. O quam gloriosum est regnumVoices of Ascension Chorus 2:14$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen18. Musicalische Exequien, Op. 7, SWV 279-281: Selig sind die Toten, SWV 281Voices of Ascension Chorus 3:39$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen19. Heu nos miserosVoices of Ascension Chorus 3:04$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen20. Offertoria totius anni: Exaltabo teVoices of Ascension Chorus 2:23$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen21. O sing joyfullyVoices of Ascension Chorus 1:35$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen22. O magnum mysteriumVoices of Ascension Chorus 3:38$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen23. Laudate NomenVoices of Ascension Chorus 1:17$0.99  Buy MP3 
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Product Details

  • Audio CD (May 23, 1994)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Delos
  • ASIN: B0000006ZN
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (19 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #82,719 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Go right to the first track and prepare for one of the most masterful and stylish performances of Palestrina that you'll ever hear. It's not flashy music nor is the singing especially virtuosic, but the unified phrasing, ideal balance among sections, and overall ensemble technique is impressive, and Palestrina's little motet simply opens and displays itself like a beautiful flower. The rest of the program, which includes a variety of beautiful flowers from composers such as Josquin, Sweelinck, and Tallis, maintains the same standard. Anyone looking for an introduction to Renaissance sacred choral music will find much here to encourage further exploration--standards like Byrd's "Ave verum corpus" and Victoria's "O magnum mysterium"-- and lesser known tiny masterpieces such as Victoria's "Jesu, dulcis memoria." The Voices of Ascension ranks with the world's finest choirs, and this recording reflects both the highest standard of choral singing and the highest standard of choral composition during the Renaissance. --David Vernier

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I highly recommend this CD to all choral music fans.
choralmusiqueunique
The composers here wrote liturgical music for Masses and other worship services, as well as other pieces - motets and other kinds of new music.
FrKurt Messick
The Voices of Ascension, directed by Dennis Keene, give performances of great beauty, with perfect blend and expressivity.
M. Ramos

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20 of 21 people found the following review helpful By Guy Cutting on June 11, 2000
Format: Audio CD
This disc is a very good one for the purpose it serves. What is that purpose? A Renaissance survey of sorts. Many perennial favorites are included - Palestrina's Sicut Cervus, Byrd's Ave Verum Corpus, Victoria's O Magnum Mysterium, Josquin's Ave Maria, Tallis' If ye love me, just to name a few. These are Renaissance workhorses, and for good reason - not only are they textbook examples of the Renaissance idiom, they are of a beauty and warmth which conceals astounding technical skill. A wide range of works are presented, from Josquin to Schutz (who is, I think, most often considered a Baroque composer); the disc, then, provides a wide reaching collection. The choir, which is rather large (at least from my perspective) is of good quality. The size, for the most part, does not prevent clarity of presentation (although I think some of the works such as Ave Maria and If ye love me, among others, are really best sung with one voice per part - even in a skilled choir size serves to obscure the part-writing, and furthermore the musical objective of many of these pieces is intimacy). Their tone is good, generally well focused, although sometimes lacking warmth and smoothness. The color they produce is adequate (some of these pieces really, as I said, require smaller forces to REALLY be heard - not to mention that a choir of mixed male and female voices really cannot do justice to the sonority of some of these pieces). The acoustic is not as resonant as I'd like. Interpretations are also adequate, although tempos are almost uniformly on the fast (or even what is to me the hurried) side (Sicut Cervus and O Sacrum Convivium are examples of the problem).Read more ›
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10 of 11 people found the following review helpful By M. Ramos on January 31, 2000
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This recording is, in my opinion, one of the most impressive performances of Renaissance choral music ever. The Voices of Ascension, directed by Dennis Keene, give performances of great beauty, with perfect blend and expressivity. Every single number is a musical delight. The selection of the program is a real asset. The listener has an overview of some of the most famous motets by such masters as Palestrina, Victoria, Lassus, Desprez and others. There is room for all kind of religious mood: from the solemn, meditative tone of Byrd's Ave Verum Corpus and Victoria's Jesu, Dulcis Memoria to the exultant, festive tone of Sweelinck's Hodie Christus Natus Est. Keene makes some interesting changes in tempo. In O Magnum Mysterium, one of the most famous motets of Tomás Luis de Victoria, the final Alleluia part is faster than the way it is normally done. The effect is haunting: a festive chorus of praise after a solemn meditation on the Incarnation of Christ. These interpretations are not only excellent in an musical way. The singers and director convey the mystical and devotional aspects of these jewels of the choral repertoire.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By B. Filippone on March 4, 2007
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This was my first CD of sacred Renaissance choral music, as it undoubtably has been for a great many people. It offers the best possible introduction to the genre for two main reasons: 1. No other CD of Renaissance choral music contains such a varied cross-section of early to late Renaissance sacred music styles. 2. The performance and recording quality are excellent.

Keene uses a variety of different voicings and numbers of singers according to the needs of each particular piece, sometimes with only two on a part. The ensemble heard on this recording is a select professional core of The Voices Of Ascension, one of the best choral groups in the country. The voices are all very rich and resonant, and the intonation through the entire CD is unquestionably on par with the best in the world. The singing is, for the most part, completely vibratoless and extremely pure, which of course works very well with this music. However, it does become somewhat strident at times, namely on the few selections that are performed in needlessly high keys.

Of particular note (in my opinion) are the Viadana "Exultate Justi", Byrd's "Ave Verum Corpus", Tallis' "O Sacrum Convivium", and the Victoria and Sweelinck pieces. Another extraordinary track is Leonardo Leo's "Heu Nos Miseros", a late Baroque piece included because of its influence from earlier styles. It is a nine-part double choir piece full of extravigant dissonances and emotion, performed breathtakingly.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By FrKurt Messick HALL OF FAMETOP 1000 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on October 13, 2005
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Some of the earliest pieces of Christian music are the various kinds of chant. These hearken back to synagogue singing; there were various kinds of chant, including Gregorian, Old Roman, Mozarabic, Cistercian and Anglican chant. These tend toward the monophonic, singing with a single 'tune' or lone. They are generally without regular beats or set meters. However, in the Renaissance, monophonic chant grew into a polyphonic form, and this is one of the most glorious eras of music. (My shelves at home are filled with CDs of this sort.) Composers in this era include many represented on this disc - Palestrina, Desprez, Victoria, Lassus, Byrd, Gibbons and Tallis were some of the leading lights of the time. Lesser known but still glorious include Tye, Viadana, Sweelinck, Hassler, Batten and Schutz.

One of the interesting features of this disc is that it includes three pieces by Sweelinck, two psalm settings and 'Hodie Christus Natus Est'. (Sweelinck is very under-represented in recording and performance today). Some pieces are very well known - Byrd's 'Ave Verum Corpus' is perhaps one of the most familiar pieces from this period, as is Palestrina's 'Exultate Deo'. This is a collection that draws from the breadth of the Western Christian tradition of music from this time, with composers from Britain, Italy, the Netherlands, France, Germany, and Spain.

The composers here wrote liturgical music for Masses and other worship services, as well as other pieces - motets and other kinds of new music. This disc represents music that is two or three steps removed from plainsong and basic forms of chant - some are quite a bit distant.
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