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Lamentations / Nordic Voices

Album Summary

>Victoria, Tomas L. de : Incipit oratio Jeremiae, lamentation for 6 voices
>Victoria, Tomas L. de : Ego vir videns, lamentation for 5 voices
>Victoria, Tomas L. de : Misericordiae Domini, lamentation for 4 voices
>Victoria, Tomas L. de : Manum suam, lamentation for 5 voices
>Gesualdo, Carlo : Responsorium II, Feria V in Cona Domini. Tristis est anima mea
>White, Robert : Lectio I and II, Feria V in Cona Domini. Heth - Peccatum peccavit Jerusalem
>Palestrina, Giovanni : Lectio III, Feria V in Cona Domini. Iod - Manum suam misit hostis
>Gesualdo, Carlo : Responsorium V, Feria VI in Passione Domini, Tenebræ factæ sunt
Composers

Notes & Reviews:

Nordic Voices is a six-member a cappella group blending solo and ensemble qualities. On the group's first disc with Chandos - 'Reges Terrae: Music from the Court of Charles V' - The Washington Post commented, "Intonation? Impeccable. Ensemble? Unfailing precision in phrasing, dynamics, colour - everything finely tuned. A succession of works ever-changing in expression and meaning". This new collection of works by four composers - Victoria, Gesualdo, Palestrina and Robert White - was inspired by the Offices of Tenebrae.

BBC Music Magazine
Victoria's wonderful settings first appeared in 1585. Nordic Voices take his precarious and adventurous lines in their strike, and they use dynamic shading to great effect. The big surprise on this disc is the astonishingly accomplished music by the English composer Robert White... Here musical architecture is everything. Nordic Voices wisely underplay the local false relations of the harmonies, but some superb passing details remain, such as the single dark, empty moment of desolate grief at 'dolor meus'.



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Works Details

>Tomás Luis de Victoria (Composer) (circa 1548 - 1611) : Incipit oratio Jeremiae, lamentation for 6 voices
  • Notes: Ringsaker Church, Hedmark, Norway (02/28/2009-05/20/2009)
  • Running Time: 6 min. 38 sec.
  • Period Time: Renaissance

>Tomás Luis de Victoria (Composer) (circa 1548 - 1611) : Ego vir videns, lamentation for 5 voices
  • Notes: Ringsaker Church, Hedmark, Norway (02/28/2009-05/20/2009)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 21 sec.
  • Period Time: Renaissance

>Tomás Luis de Victoria (Composer) (circa 1548 - 1611) : Misericordiae Domini, lamentation for 4 voices
  • Notes: Ringsaker Church, Hedmark, Norway (02/28/2009-05/20/2009)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 6 sec.
  • Period Time: Renaissance

>Tomás Luis de Victoria (Composer) (circa 1548 - 1611) : Manum suam, lamentation for 5 voices
  • Notes: Ringsaker Church, Hedmark, Norway (02/28/2009-05/20/2009)
  • Running Time: 6 min. 50 sec.
  • Period Time: Renaissance

>Gesualdo, Carlo : Responsorium II, Feria V in Cona Domini. Tristis est anima mea
  • Notes: Ringsaker Church, Hedmark, Norway (02/28/2009-05/20/2009)
  • Running Time: 5 min. 54 sec.
  • Period Time: Renaissance
  • Written: 1611

>White, Robert : Lectio I and II, Feria V in Cona Domini. Heth - Peccatum peccavit Jerusalem
  • Notes: Ringsaker Church, Hedmark, Norway (02/28/2009-05/20/2009)
  • Running Time: 18 min. 1 sec.
  • Period Time: Renaissance

>Palestrina, Giovanni : Lectio III, Feria V in Cona Domini. Iod - Manum suam misit hostis :: Lectio III, Feria V in Cona Domini. Iod - Manum
  • Notes: Ringsaker Church, Hedmark, Norway (02/28/2009-05/20/2009)
  • Running Time: 8 min. 39 sec.
  • Period Time: Renaissance
  • Written: 1588

>Palestrina, Giovanni : Lectio III, Feria V in Cona Domini. Iod - Manum suam misit hostis :: Lectio III, Sabbato Sancto. Incipit oratio Jerem
  • Notes: Ringsaker Church, Hedmark, Norway (02/28/2009-05/20/2009)
  • Running Time: 8 min. 25 sec.
  • Period Time: Renaissance
  • Written: 1588

>Gesualdo, Carlo : Responsorium V, Feria VI in Passione Domini, Tenebræ factæ sunt
  • Notes: Ringsaker Church, Hedmark, Norway (02/28/2009-05/20/2009)
  • Running Time: 5 min. 31 sec.
  • Period Time: Renaissance
  • Written: 1611