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Celebrating the rediscovery of a long-lost mass in forty parts - a feast of Renaissance choral music from Italy and England, the album (and bonus DVD) reveals a work by the Italian, Alessandro Striggio - believed lost until the recent discovery of vocal parts, in Paris. Striggio travelled extensively to the courts of Europe and it was probably a performance during his visit to Elizabethan England in 1567 that inspired Tallis to write "Spem in alium", which is performed here with rarely heard instrumental accompaniment and the benefit of a major piece of textual change reinforcing the message of forgiveness.

The DVD includes a short documentary about the rediscovery of the mass, as well as excerpts from the recording in 5.1 Surround Sound.

Review

"A powerfully affecting landscape" -- The Independent

"Beautifully performed by I Fagiolini with soloists and countless continuo parts, the polychoral effects are striking ... a masterpiece." -- The Guardian

"Its impact in this premiere recording by the voices and period instruments of I Fagiolini under Robert Hollingworth is terrific ... Tallis, in a healthy show of one-upmanship, devised much trickier part-writing for Spem in alium, as anyone who has sung it will know, but the two works complement one another perfectly." -- The Daily Telegraph

"Subtle and moving" -- The Observer

"There is nothing ordinary about a performance by I Fagiolini. These singers have made their reputation by turning their backs on convention." -- The Guardian

Track Listings

Disc: 1

  1. Ecce beatam lucem =09
  2. Kyrie =09
  3. Gloria =09
  4. Credo =09
  5. Sanctus =09
  6. Benedictus =09
  7. Agnus Dei I =09
  8. Agnus Dei II =09
  9. Contrapunto Secondo di BM (1584) =09
  10. Fuggi, spene mia (1565) =09
  11. O giovenil ardire (1568) =09
  12. Altr'io che queste spighe (1570) =09
  13. D'ogni gratia et d'amor (1567?/1571) =09
  14. O de la bella Etruria invitto Duce (1560) =09
  15. Caro dolce ben mio (1560) =09
  16. Miser'oim=E8 (1560) =09
  17. Spem in alium Sarum plainchant =09
  18. Spem in alium (c.1567)=20

Disc: 2

  1. Striggio: Ecce beatam lucem
  2. Striggio: Missa Ecco s=EC beato giorno
  3. Spem in alium (Plainchant and Tallis)
  4. The Making of Striggio=20


Product Details

  • Performer: I Fagiolini
  • Conductor: Robert Hollingworth
  • Composer: Alessandro Striggio, Vincenzo Galilei, Thomas Tallis
  • Audio CD (April 29, 2011)
  • Number of Discs: 2
  • Format: CD+DVD
  • Label: Decca
  • ASIN: B004VT9JO4
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #10,520 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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By Sid Nuncius TOP 500 REVIEWER on June 10, 2011
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I think this is a terrific disc. A great deal of scholarship has gone into finding and editing the colossal mass by Striggio which is at its heart, the recording itself must have been a huge undertaking and the result fully justifies the work that has gone into it. The works on this disc are musically very fine and the performances are excellent, making the whole thing fascinating, beautiful and hugely enjoyable.

Robert Hollingworth has chosen to perform the works on this disc with some parts taken by voices and some by a range of contemporary instruments such as sackbuts, shawms and viols. He makes a convincing and interesting case for this in the excellent notes and the effect is remarkable, often creating a thrilling Renaissance Wall of Sound but also beautifully delicate and intimate in places. Striggio structures his mass very cleverly to allow these effects to offset each other and I thought the whole thing - both the large- and small-scale works - was fantastic. This use of instruments also sheds a fascinating new light on Tallis's wonderful Spem in alium and I found this version of it riveting.

Hollingworth has assembled a wonderful group of singers to augment the excellent I Fagiolini, many of whom are regular members of such outstanding ensembles as The Tallis Scholars, The Sixteen, Stile Antico and others. The instrumentalists are just as good, including members of Fretwork and other world-class period ensembles. They give an outstanding performance together; technically flawless and with a wonderful empathy for the music, they are powerful and delicate, passionate and tender as required and really bring this wonderful music to life.

The recorded sound is excellent, the presentation attractive and the notes very interesting. You also get a DVD which includes three surround-sound tracks and a video on the making of the CD. It's an excellent set all round and very warmly recommended.
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This two disc set, CD and DVD, represents the pinnacle of study and performance of Early Music. Everything is done to the highest standard, and the recording will surely provide for many years to come a tremendous asset for all with ears for instrumental and choral work from the late Renaissance period. All credit to Decca too for making it available to us.

The 16th century Italian musician Alessandro Striggio has not hitherto been widely known outside the Madrigal and Early Music fields. Thanks to new settings by Robert Hollingworth and Hugh Keyte of some of his choral work, and this recording, that may now change. Certainly, his role in setting the pattern for and inspiring Tallis's 40 part masterwork, Spem in alium, must now be acknowledged.

It seems that Striggio's own 40 part motet, Ecce beatem lucem (track 1 on both these discs) was written in about 1561. By 1566, he had adapted and extended its music and form for his mass, Ecco si beato giorno. That work, believed lost, was recovered in 2007 and now also features, in full, on this recording. It incorporates two Agnes dei settings and the second of those, concluding the mass, is even more remarkable in that, reflecting the practice of Italian madrigal publications of the time of increasing the number of voices from four to six for the last item, it has 60 separate parts.

In 1567, Striggio made a two-week visit to London, taking his musical scores with him and at least one of his 40 part works was performed. Tallis fairly certainly heard the performance - may even have participated in it - and by about 1570 had written his Spem in alium. Hollingworth and Keyte write that for Tallis Spem in alium was "simultaneously a tribute to Striggio and a determined effort to upstage him.
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While this is a very fine recording of Striggio's 40-part Mass -- the one that inspired Thomas Tallis to compose his supreme masterpiece, Spem in alium -- there is one catch. An ever better recording has now come out on Glossa, with Herve Niquet leading the Concert Spirituel in both this work and the even more mammoth 60-Part Mass. So, unless you want the ancillary works on this CD, get the Glossa CD instead.
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This is beautiful music and I would still purchase this product. However, you should know that although this newer version does play on US dvd players, it is audio only except for the interview that you can just as easily watch on YouTube. I think I would still purchase this again since we have just installed surround sound; however, if you are expecting the video on these pieces you will be disappointed.
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One can't praise this album too much, but many of the preceding reviewers have largely exhausted what relevant comments I might make on my own about it. It's just a magnificent disc, period, with the vast majority of the works receiving their recording debuts here. Gabrieli brass music with words was a thought that popped into my mind as I began listening. At least one other review explains the accompanying presence of Tallis' Spem in alium, but it's a Spem that includes instrumental voices, breaking with more recent tradition, and it's a different approach to that work that I think works wonderfully well. The show belongs to Striggio's music, though, and this is one of those discs that you don't listen to so much as bathe in. This is now perhaps my most favorite album of Renaissance vocal music, period.
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