VENI DOMINE Sistine Chapel Choir

VENI DOMINE
Advent & Christmas at the Sistine Chapel

Sistine Chapel Choir
Cecilia Bartoli
Monsignor Massimo Palombella
Int. Release 27 Oct. 2017
1 CD / Download
0289 479 7524 3


Track List

Traditional
Sistine Chapel Choir, Massimo Palombella

Pérotin
Cecilia Bartoli, Sistine Chapel Choir, Massimo Palombella

Traditional
Josquin Desprez (1445 - 1521)
Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina (1525 - 1594)
Giovanni Maria Nanino
Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina (1525 - 1594)
Jean Mouton (1459 - 1522)
Tomas Luis de Victoria (1548 - 1611)
Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina (1525 - 1594)
Gregorio Allegri (1582 - 1652)
Traditional
Tomas Luis de Victoria (1548 - 1611)
Jacobus Clemens non Papa (1510 - 1556)
Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina (1525 - 1594)
Sistine Chapel Choir, Massimo Palombella

Total Playing Time 1:04:36

A Christmas album for connoisseurs . . . [the Sistine Chapel Choir] here continues its excellent work . . . [the motet "Beata viscera Mariae Virginis" by Pérotin] is three minutes and 48 seconds of pure and sustained bliss. Bartoli captures the purity, awe and mystery of the Virgin birth . . . I genuinely cannot imagine a more exquisite sound. To hear this motet alone is worth the price of the recording . . . [throughout, Palombello's] pace or tactus feels right and the proportional relationships of metre are also convincing . . . It was a delight to hear boy trebles delicately ornamenting Victoria's "O Magnum Mysterium" . . . this is a most enjoyable recording and it is recommended.

To hear music especially written for the Sistine Chapel, much of it by former members of the Sistine Chapel choir, sung by the present-day Sistine Chapel Choir and recorded in the Sistine Chapel is reason enough to celebrate the release of this disc. That every work on the disc is a true gem, a miniature masterpiece [and that some of it has not been heard before outside the Sistine Chapel is an even more compelling reason to seek this disc out] . . . The performances are well prepared and effectively and confidently delivered . . . a disc which exudes calm and beauty . . . Bartoli's contribution is to Peronitus's "Beata viscera Mariae Virginis". It may last less than four minutes of music, but it is four minutes of absolute sublimity. Bartoli beautifully encapsulates the essence of a text which conveys the joy, wonder and mystery of the Virgin birth . . . A highly atmospheric celebration of music from the Vatican archives . . .

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