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Passion & Resurrection [Hybrid SACD - DSD, Import]

Stile Antico , Various , none Audio CD
5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)

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Song TitleArtist Time Price
listen  1. Woefully arrayedStile Antico 7:37$0.89  Buy MP3 
listen  2. Hosanna to the Son of DavidStile Antico 2:53$0.89  Buy MP3 
listen  3. O sacrum conviviumStile Antico 4:16$0.89  Buy MP3 
listen  4. In monte olivetiStile Antico 3:58$0.89  Buy MP3 
listen  5. O crux aveStile Antico 3:41$0.89  Buy MP3 
listen  6. O vos omnesStile Antico 4:16$0.89  Buy MP3 
listen  7. Woefully arrayedStile Antico 9:57$0.89  Buy MP3 
listen  8. Dum transissetStile Antico 8:40$0.89  Buy MP3 
listen  9. Maria MagdaleneStile Antico 7:02$0.89  Buy MP3 
listen10. In resurrectione tuaStile Antico 1:51$0.89  Buy MP3 
listen11. Surrexit pastor bonusStile Antico 5:08$0.89  Buy MP3 
listen12. I am the Resurrection and the LifeDavid Wulstan and Stile Antico 4:25$0.89  Buy MP3 
listen13. Congratulamini mihiMartin Ham and Stile Antico 7:22$0.89  Buy MP3 

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Stile Antico is an ensemble of young British singers, now established as one of the most original and exciting new voices in its field. Much in demand in concert, the group performs regularly throughout Europe and North America. Their recordings on the Harmonia Mundi label have enjoyed great success, winning awards including the Diapason d'Or de l'année and the Preis der ... Read more in Amazon's Stile Antico Store

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Product Details

  • Orchestra: Stile Antico
  • Conductor: none
  • Composer: Various
  • Audio CD (November 13, 2012)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Hybrid SACD - DSD, Import
  • Label: Harmonia Mundi
  • ASIN: B008ULR0G8
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #88,077 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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The award-winning, highly-acclaimed English choral ensemble Stile Antico presents Passion and Resurrection, an album featuring texts inspired by the dramatic events of Holy Week and Easter set to music by some of the greatest Renaissance composers from England and the Continent. Included are two settings of the poem Woefully arrayed - the first by William Cornysh (1465-1523) and the second composed especially for Stile Antico in 2009 by contemporary composer John McCabe. This is the work's first recording.

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13 of 13 people found the following review helpful
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Stile Antico is an ensemble of young British singers, now established as one of the most original and exciting new voices in its field. The young ensemble, working without a director and conducting much of their own artistic research for their programs and concise and informative booklet notes. They are much in demand in concert, the group performs regularly throughout Europe and North America. Their performances have repeatedly been praised for their vitality and commitment, expressive lucidity and imaginative response to text.

Beautifully presented as always, this seventh recorded album focuses on the dramatic events of Holy Week, retracing in music the journey from Palm Sunday to Easter Sunday. Twelve different composers are represented in an enthralling program encompassing the English, Flemish and Spanish Renaissance. At the heart of the disc are twin settings of the mediaeval carol Woefully Arrayed: one by William Cornysh (1465-1523), and one commissioned in 2009 especially for Stile Antico by British composer John McCabe (b. 1939) and recorded here for the first time. The other works are by the composers John Taverner, Thomas Tallis, Orlando Gibbons, William Byrd, Orlando de Lassus, Tomas Luis de Victoria, Cristobel de Morales and Jean l'Héritier.

The clarity and purity of ensemble is truly astonishing. This music seems to flow out from the peaks of a massive cathedral and creates a sense of awe not only musically but spiritually. Grady Harp, November 12
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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Fine Renaissance Easter collection January 20, 2013
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This is a lovely collection of Renaissance motets for Holy Week by English, Spanish and Franco-Flemish composers, with one modern inclusion. They are performed by the dozen young voices of the British early music ensemble Stile Antico. Every one of the pieces, arranged in an appropriate sequence progressing through Easter week and Resurrection, is of very high quality, as befits music inspired by such momentous and moving events.

The programme opens with William Cornysh's striking 'Woefully arrayed', to a text attributed to his contemporary John Skelton consisting of the imagined words and feelings of Christ on the cross. It's a vividly expressive piece, and in well-judged contrast it's followed by the uplifting Gibbons motet 'Hosanna to the Son of David'. Of the many other fine works here, my own favourites include Orlande de Lassus' 'In monte Oliveti' (track 4), in which the great Fleming demonstrates to perfection his absolute mastery of polyphony in the service of profound textual expression.

After the modern setting of 'Woefully arrayed' (7) by John McCabe (b. 1939), the mood turns more optimistic in the Resurrection pieces. John Taverner's 'Dum transisset' (8) is another glorious work, appropriately seeming to transport the listener heavenward with its almost equally beautiful text from St. Mark's gospel. Francisco Guerrero's 'Maria Magdalene', again, is truly lovely, its soaring opening motif followed by a series of bell-like descending phrases. If you are captivated by this motet, as I am, you'll surely appreciate fellow Spaniard Alonso Lobo's inspired parody mass based on Guerrero's piece Alonso Lobo: Missa Maria Magdalene.
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Yes, mighty fine singing February 23, 2013
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The singing is the special pleasure of Stile Antico. Although there are only about fifteen persons involved in this particular production, they sound almost like a full choir, their voices blending so well, their harmonies so exacting, their tone and timber so precise, so lilting, lyrical, and soaring.

John J. Puccio
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