Amarae Morti (CD)

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El Leon de Oro, Peter Phillips

Amarae morti: Lamentations and Motets by Cardoso, Gombert, Lassus, Morales, Palestrina, Phinot & Victoria. From darkness to light: Peter Phillips’ journey enlists some of the greatest names from across Renaissance Europe. Our survey of some of the finest—but perhaps lesser-known—music from the Renaissance period begins with a sequence of penitential pieces; moves through an intermediate stage; before finally arriving at three obviously extrovert compositions. This dazzling parade is rounded off with Palestrina’s iconic double-choir Psalm motet, Laudate pueri.

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Gramophone Magazine

"Here is a delightful disc made to an interesting recipe…The result has the air of a joyful adventure about it; proudly choral (as opposed to consort) but with absolutely captivating clarity…Their sound is soft and warm, and favours long, flowing phrases over bulging points of imitation."

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PHINOT Incipit oratio Jeremiae prophetae 
1. Incipit oratio Jeremiae prophetae 
2. Recordare, Domine, quid acciderit nobis
3. Pupilli facti sumus
4. Cervicibus minabamur 
5. Patres nostri peccaverunt 
6. Jerusalem, Jerusalem, convertere ad Dominum Deum tuum

LASSUS Media vita 
7. Media vita in morte sumus 
8. Sancte Deus. Sancte fortis 

LASSUS Lamentationes Jeremiae Prophetae
Lamentatio III
9. Lamed. O vos omnes
10. Mem. De excelso misit ignem 
11. Nun. Vigilavit iugum iniquitatum mearum 
12. Jerusalem, Jerusalem, convertere ad Dominum Deum tuum

LASSUS Regina caeli 
13. Regina caeli, laetare, alleluia 
14. Resurrexit, sicut dixit, alleluia
15. GOMBERT Media vita 

CARDOSO Vau. Et egressus est a filia Sion
16. Vau. Et egressus est
17. Zain. Recordata est Jerusalem 
18. Jerusalem, Jerusalem, convertere ad Dominum Deum tuum

VICTORIA Regina caeli a 8 
19. Regina caeli, laetare, alleluia 
20. Resurrexit, sicut dixit, alleluia

VICTORIA Magnificat primi toni a 8
21 Magnificat anima mea Dominum 
22. Et exsultavit spiritus meus
23. Quia respexit humilitatem ancillae suae 
24. Quia fecit mihi magna [0'52]
25 Et misericordia eius
26. Fecit potentiam
27. Esurientes implevit bonis
28. Suscepit Israel
29. Sicut locutus est
30. Gloria Patri

MORALES Regina caeli a 6
31. Regina caeli, laetare, alleluia
32. Resurrexit, sicut dixit, alleluia

PALESTRINA Laudate pueri a 8
33. Laudate pueri Dominum
34. Quis sicut Dominus Deus