Sounds Sublime: Essential Collection - Sixteen/Christophers

Album Summary

>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Magnificat
>Victoria, Tomas L. de : Ave Maria, gratia plena, motet for 8 voices & organ
>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Ave verum corpus
>Scarlatti, Domenico : Iste confessor
>Tallis, Thomas : Spem in alium
>Purcell, Henry : Man that is born of a woman
>Purcell, Henry : Thou knowest, Lord, the secrets of our hearts
>Handel, George Frideric : Coronation Anthem
>Brahms, Johannes : German Requiem, Op. 45
>Lotti, Antonio : Crucifixus a 8
>Tavener, John : A Hymn to the Mother of God
>Teixeira, António : Te Deum
>Bernstein, Leonard : Spring Song (from The Lark)
>Daniel-Lesur, Jean-Yves : Le cantique des cantiques, for unaccompanied voices
>Fauré, Gabriel : Requiem, Op. 48
>Poulenc, Francis : Sept Repons des Tenebres
>Britten, Benjamin : A Hymn of Saint Columba
>Handel, George Frideric : Israel in Egypt, oratorio, HWV 54
>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Mass in B minor, BWV 232
>Handel, George Frideric : Solomon
>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Laudate Dominum
>Allegri, Gregorio : Miserere
>Palestrina, Giovanni : Gloria
>Padilla, Juan Gutiérrez de : Deus in Auditorium
>Victoria, Tomas L. de : O Domine Jesu Christe, motet for 6 voices
>Sheppard, John : Libera nos, salve nos (I), for 7 voices
>Martin, Frank : Mass for Double Chorus
>Tavener, John : The Lamb "Little Lamb, who made thee?"
>Victoria, Tomas L. de : Versa est in luctum, motet for 6 voices (Missa Pro defunctis II)
>Barber, Samuel : Agnus Dei
>Britten, Benjamin : Advance Democracy, for double chorus
>Handel, George Frideric : Messiah, HWV 56, Oratorio
>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Cantata no 147, "Herz und Mund und Tat und Leben" BWV 147
>Vivaldi, Antonio : "Domine Deus" from Gloria RV 589, for Soprano, Trumpet and Continuo
>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Cantata no 50, "Nun ist das Heil und die Kraft" (incomplete), BWV 50
>Handel, George Frideric : Giulio Cesare, HWV 17
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Notes & Reviews:

Some of the most celebrated recordings from Harry Christophers and his award-winning ensemble, in a beautiful 2-CD digipak set. Equally appealing to fans of The Sixteen as well as listeners who are unfamiliar with the group, this set provides a definitive collection of familiar classics and lesser-known treasures.



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Works Details

>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Magnificat :: Magnific
  • Conductor: Harry Christophers
  • Ensemble: The Sixteen (Choir)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 55 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Choral
  • Written: 06/1733

>Tomás Luis de Victoria (Composer) (circa 1548 - 1611) : Ave Maria, gratia plena, motet for 8 voices & organ
  • Conductor: Harry Christophers
  • Ensemble: The Sixteen (Choir)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 3 sec.
  • Period Time: Renaissance
  • Form: Choral
  • Written: 1572

>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Ave verum corpus
  • Conductor: Harry Christophers
  • Ensemble: The Sixteen (Choir)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 54 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Form: Choral
  • Written: 1791

>Scarlatti, Domenico : Iste confessor
  • Performer: Libby Crabtree (Soprano)
  • Conductor: Harry Christophers
  • Ensemble: The Sixteen (Choir)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 23 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Choral

>Tallis, Thomas : Spem in alium
  • Conductor: Harry Christophers
  • Ensemble: The Sixteen (Choir)
  • Running Time: 9 min. 35 sec.
  • Period Time: Renaissance
  • Written: circa 1567

>Purcell, Henry : Man that is born of a woman
  • Conductor: Harry Christophers
  • Ensemble: The Sixteen (Choir)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 43 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: circa 1681

>Purcell, Henry : Thou knowest, Lord, the secrets of our hearts
  • Conductor: Harry Christophers
  • Ensemble: The Sixteen (Choir)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 1 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Choral
  • Written: circa 1682

>Handel, George Frideric : Coronation Anthem
  • Conductor: Harry Christophers
  • Ensemble: The Sixteen (Choir)
  • Running Time: 5 min. 43 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Choral
  • Written: 1727

>Brahms, Johannes : German Requiem, Op. 45 :: Wie lie
  • Performers: Gary Cooper (Piano); Christopher Glynn (Piano)
  • Conductor: Harry Christophers
  • Ensemble: The Sixteen (Choir)
  • Running Time: 6 min. 32 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Choral
  • Written: 1857-1868

>Lotti, Antonio : Crucifixus à 8
  • Conductor: Harry Christophers
  • Ensemble: The Sixteen (Choir)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 14 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Choral
  • Written: circa 1690-1739

>Tavener, John : A Hymn to the Mother of God
  • Conductor: Harry Christophers
  • Ensemble: The Sixteen (Choir)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 18 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Written: 1985

>António Teixeira (1707 - 1759) : Te Deum :: Te gloriosus Apostolorum
  • Performer: Lynda Russell (Soprano)
  • Conductor: Harry Christophers
  • Ensemble: The Sixteen (Choir)
  • Running Time: 5 min. 18 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Choral

>Bernstein, Leonard : Spring Song (from The Lark) :: Spring Song
  • Conductor: Harry Christophers
  • Ensemble: The Sixteen (Choir)
  • Running Time: 1 min. 54 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1955

>Daniel-Lesur, Jean-Yves : Le cantique des cantiques, for unaccompanied voices :: La voix du bien-aimé
  • Conductor: Harry Christophers
  • Ensemble: The Sixteen (Choir)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 49 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Vocal
  • Written: 1952

>Gabriel Fauré (1845 - 1924) : Requiem, Op. 48 :: Pie Jesu
  • Performer: Elin Thomas (Soprano)
  • Conductor: Harry Christophers
  • Ensemble: The Sixteen (Choir)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 23 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Choral
  • Written: 1887-1900

>Poulenc, Francis : Sept Répons des Ténèbres :: Sept Répons des Ténèbres
  • Conductor: Harry Christophers
  • Ensemble: The Sixteen (Choir)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 27 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1961-1962

>Britten, Benjamin : A Hymn of Saint Columba
  • Conductor: Harry Christophers
  • Ensemble: The Sixteen (Choir)
  • Running Time: 1 min. 59 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1962

>Handel, George Frideric : Israel in Egypt, oratorio, HWV 54
  • Conductor: Harry Christophers
  • Ensemble: The Sixteen (Choir)
  • Notes: Composition written: 1738.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Cantata/Oratorio
  • Written: 1738

>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Mass in B minor, BWV 232 :: Quoniam tu solus sanctus
  • Performers: Roger Montgomery (Horn); Michael George (Bass Baritone)
  • Conductor: Harry Christophers
  • Ensemble: The Sixteen (Choir)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 30 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Choral
  • Written: 1748-1749

>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Mass in B minor, BWV 232 :: Cum Sancto Spiritu
  • Conductor: Harry Christophers
  • Ensemble: The Sixteen (Choir)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 50 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Choral
  • Written: 1748-1749

>Handel, George Frideric : Solomon :: Arrival of the Queen of Sheba
  • Conductor: Harry Christophers
  • Ensemble: The Sixteen (Choir)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 3 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Cantata/Oratorio
  • Written: 1748

>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Laudate Dominum :: Laudate Dominum
  • Conductor: Harry Christophers
  • Ensemble: The Sixteen (Choir)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 59 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Written: 1780

>Allegri, Gregorio : Miserere
  • Performers: Ruth Dean (Soprano); Christopher Purves (Bass); Sally Dunkley (Soprano)
  • Conductor: Harry Christophers
  • Ensemble: The Sixteen (Choir)
  • Running Time: 12 min. 11 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Choral
  • Written: 16th Century

>Palestrina, Giovanni : Gloria
  • Conductor: Harry Christophers
  • Ensemble: The Sixteen (Choir)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 59 sec.
  • Period Time: Renaissance
  • Form: Choral
  • Written: 1567

>Juan Gutiérrez de Padilla (1605 - 1673) : Deus in Auditorium
  • Conductor: Harry Christophers
  • Ensemble: The Sixteen (Choir)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 8 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque

>Tomás Luis de Victoria (Composer) (circa 1548 - 1611) : O Domine Jesu Christe, motet for 6 voices
  • Conductor: Harry Christophers
  • Ensemble: The Sixteen (Choir)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 36 sec.
  • Period Time: Renaissance

>Sheppard, John : Libera nos, salve nos (I), for 7 voices
  • Conductor: Harry Christophers
  • Ensemble: The Sixteen (Choir)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 22 sec.
  • Period Time: Renaissance

>Martin, Frank : Mass for Double Chorus :: Agnus Dei
  • Conductor: Harry Christophers
  • Ensemble: The Sixteen (Choir)
  • Running Time: 5 min. 41 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Choral
  • Written: 1922-1926

>Tavener, John : The Lamb "Little Lamb, who made thee?"
  • Conductor: Harry Christophers
  • Ensemble: The Sixteen (Choir)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 35 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Form: Choral
  • Written: 1982

>Tomás Luis de Victoria (Composer) (circa 1548 - 1611) : Versa est in luctum, motet for 6 voices (Missa Pro defunctis II)
  • Conductor: Harry Christophers
  • Ensemble: The Sixteen (Choir)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 3 sec.
  • Period Time: Renaissance

>Barber, Samuel : Agnus Dei
  • Performer: Ruth Dean (Soprano)
  • Conductor: Harry Christophers
  • Ensemble: The Sixteen (Choir)
  • Running Time: 8 min. 25 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1967

>Britten, Benjamin : Advance Democracy, for double chorus
  • Conductor: Harry Christophers
  • Ensemble: The Sixteen (Choir)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 17 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1938

>Handel, George Frideric : Messiah, HWV 56, Oratorio :: Hallelujah
  • Conductor: Harry Christophers
  • Ensemble: The Sixteen (Choir)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 52 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Cantata/Oratorio
  • Written: 1741

>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Cantata no 147, "Herz und Mund und Tat und Leben" BWV 147 :: Chorus. Herz und Mund und Tat
  • Conductor: Harry Christophers
  • Ensemble: The Sixteen (Choir)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 42 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: 07/02/1723

>Vivaldi, Antonio : "Domine Deus" from Gloria RV 589, for Soprano, Trumpet and Continuo
  • Conductor: Harry Christophers
  • Ensemble: The Sixteen (Choir)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 26 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Choral
  • Written: 1715

>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Cantata no 50, "Nun ist das Heil und die Kraft" (incomplete), BWV 50 :: Nun ist das Heil u
  • Conductor: Harry Christophers
  • Ensemble: The Sixteen (Choir)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 43 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: 1723

>Handel, George Frideric : Giulio Cesare, HWV 17 :: Let the bright seraphim
  • Performers: Crispian Steele-Perkins (Trumpet); Lynne Dawson
  • Conductor: Harry Christophers
  • Ensemble: The Sixteen (Choir)
  • Notes: Composition written: 1741.
  • Running Time: 6 min. 29 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Cantata/Oratorio
  • Written: 1741