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Cristobal de Morales: Missa Si bona suscepimus / Tallis Scholars [Import]

C. De Morales Audio CD
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)

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listen  1. Verdelot: Si bona suscepimus 6:56$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  2. Morales: Missa Si bona suscepimus: Kyrie 4:54$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  3. Morales: Missa Si bona suscepimus: Gloria 6:45$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  4. Morales: Missa Si bona suscepimus: Credo12:51Album Only
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listen  6. Morales: Missa Si bona suscepimus: Agnus Dei 8:04$0.99  Buy MP3 
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Product Details

  • Audio CD (November 14, 2000)
  • SPARS Code: DDD
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Import
  • Label: Gimell, UK
  • ASIN: B0000509J7
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #282,815 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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As of autumn 2000, it has been two years since the last new Tallis Scholars release. Do they still have the same high, clear sound and immaculate execution that made them famous? This recording isn't state-of-the-year-2000 Tallis Scholars (no recording date is given, though it has been in the can for several years), but for better and worse, Peter Phillips and his singers sound just like they always have. Their performance is impeccably tuned, perfectly blended, atmospheric, and phrased and delivered in just the same smooth, suave Palestrina-esque style they use whatever the music they sing. Happily, that style suits the music of Cristóbal de Morales (who was slightly older than Victoria and every bit his equal) very nicely. The Missa Si bona suscepimus is a real beauty, and we're very fortunate that Phillips has revived it. Morales's mass setting is sweeter and more consoling than its model, a gently melancholy motet by Philippe Verdelot, thanks to the extra treble part Morales added to the motet's five voices. If there's a serous flaw in the Tallis Scholars' interpretation, it's that the tempos are just slow enough that one can be lulled into a lovely haze and lose track of the musical source material and the wonderful changes Morales rings on it. The disc closes with a stately performance of what was Morales's most famous motet: Andreas Christi famulus, composed for the meeting of the Order of the Golden Fleece in 1546 (attended by the kings Henry VIII, François I, and Charles V), turns out to have been composed by Charles's chapel master, Thomas Crecquillon. It is a magnificent work in any case, and it rounds out a most welcome disc. --Matthew Westphal

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5.0 out of 5 stars Morales and TS at their best. March 3, 2010
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Cristobal De Morales strides once again to the forefront of Spanish polyphony here.There might have been a sense of visual hyperbole in the choice of cover illustration for this cd, except that when you have heard the music you may agree with me that neither Morales nor Michelangelo is the more flattered by the association.The composer's biographical circumstances aside, I am quite sure Peter Phillips would not allow such an association if he had not thought it entirely apt, i.e. that the visual and aural artworks in question were quite matched in sublimity.The movements of this Mass build in intensity so much that one is left wondering why Renaissance music is often still regarded as the older academic ancestor who served a didactic function before Bach, Mozart and Beethoven etc. came along to write the 'real music'.This is as real and valid a recorded musical experience as I, for one, could wish for. The performance is superb.I have most of the Tallis Scholars recordings but I believe they have never sung better nor given greater advocacy to a work than they do here. Nineteenth century musicology left us with a legacy that placed Victoria at the pinnacle of Spanish Renaissance music-making but recently there are indications of a return to the view held by more contemporary scholars -Morales was their choice. This recording helps to re-establish that, in my own opinion, rightful place.
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5.0 out of 5 stars sublime February 13, 2001
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As usual the Tallis Scholars are at their superb and almost otherworldy best. I've said, probably too many times,no one can sing choral music as well as the English. This is my first exposure to the music of Cristobal de Morales, who is described as one of the greatest composers of the Spanish High Renaissance. For those that love choral music of this period, I most highly reccommend this recording.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Heavenly November 7, 2012
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Like another reviewer, this disc was my introduction to the music of Cristobal de Morales, and I am grateful to have made the acquaintance. I'm not a huge enthusiast of early vocal music only in the sense that I have a relatively small collection discs in that vein that I listen to over and over again. This release has now joined that select group. Besides the mass by Morales, there's a short work by Philippe Verdelot and another by Thomas Crecquillon, some of whose other works I already have -- and a composer I would also recommend. The Tallis Scholars perform this music exquisitely.
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