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Bartholomaus Pekiel (?-c.1666): Missa Secunda; Ave Maria; Missa Pulcherrima; and more / Aldona Bartnik, soprano; Matthew Venner, tenor; Macief Gocman, tenor; TomáÜ Král, bass; Jaromír Nosek, bass; Andrezej Kosendiak, conductor

Album Summary

>Pekiel, Bartlomiej : Missa Secunda, for 4 voices
>Pekiel, Bartlomiej : Ave Maria, for chorus
>Pekiel, Bartlomiej : Sub Tuum Praesidium, motet a quatre voix
>Pekiel, Bartlomiej : Assumpta Est Maria, motet a quatre voix
>Pekiel, Bartlomiej : Missa Pulcherrima ad instar Praenestini, for chorus
>Pekiel, Bartlomiej : Magnum nomen Domini, for chorus
>Pekiel, Bartlomiej : Resonet in laudibus, for chorus
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Notes & Reviews:

Available source material on Bartlomiej Pekiel - one of the finest old-Polish composers of the Baroque era - relates to his activities in Warsaw, Krakw and possibly Vienna. (...) Appraisals of Pekiel's oeuvre above all underline two characteristics of his style discernible both in his vocal-instrumental concertato works and in pieces written in an a cappella polyphonic style. The first is his masterly exploitation of polyphonic techniques, an achievement that for some time has been remarked upon by musicologists and performing musicians. (...) The second important characteristic is the composer's fluency in exploiting the Baroque language's musical rhetorical figures serving to underline the essence of spoken texts. In the light of recent research into methods of applying this art by old-Polish composers, Pekiel comes across as the most distinguished, capable of exploiting a wealth of means in the tonal interpretation of words and enhancing their textual content. (...) The works recorded on this CD constitute a 'showcase' for Bartlomiej Pekiel's strand of oeuvre described in his day as stile antico or prima practica. They also prove that within a style associated with tradition (also local - in this case related to Wawel) it is possible to create similar yet distinct works like the lesser known Missa secunda and the famous Missa Pulcherrima or forms of a smaller scale - like the expressively effective Assumpta est or the not only structurally 'linear' Sub tuum praesidium motets. Elzbieta Zwolinska (transl. Anna Kaspszyk)

Notes & Reviews:

Recording information: The Red Hall of the Witold Lutoslawski National Forum o (05/31/2015-06/02/2015).



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Works Details

>Pekiel, Bartlomiej : Missa Secunda, for 4 voices
  • Performers: Maciej Gocman; Tomás Král; Jaromir Nosek; Matthew Venner
  • Conductor: Andrzej Kosendiak
  • Notes: The Red Hall of the Witold Lutoslawski National Forum of Music (05/31/2015-06/02/2015)
  • Running Time: 23 min. 17 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque

>Pekiel, Bartlomiej : Ave Maria, for chorus
  • Performers: Maciej Gocman; Tomás Král; Jaromir Nosek; Matthew Venner
  • Conductor: Andrzej Kosendiak
  • Notes: The Red Hall of the Witold Lutoslawski National Forum of Music (05/31/2015-06/02/2015)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 5 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque

>Pekiel, Bartlomiej : Sub Tuum Praesidium, motet a quatre voix
  • Performers: Maciej Gocman; Tomás Král; Jaromir Nosek; Matthew Venner
  • Conductor: Andrzej Kosendiak
  • Notes: The Red Hall of the Witold Lutoslawski National Forum of Music (05/31/2015-06/02/2015)
  • Running Time: 1 min. 58 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Choral

>Pekiel, Bartlomiej : Assumpta Est Maria, motet a quatre voix
  • Performers: Maciej Gocman; Tomás Král; Jaromir Nosek; Matthew Venner
  • Conductor: Andrzej Kosendiak
  • Notes: The Red Hall of the Witold Lutoslawski National Forum of Music (05/31/2015-06/02/2015)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 22 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Choral

>Pekiel, Bartlomiej : Missa Pulcherrima ad instar Praenestini, for chorus
  • Performers: Maciej Gocman; Tomás Král; Matthew Venner
  • Conductor: Andrzej Kosendiak
  • Notes: The Red Hall of the Witold Lutoslawski National Forum of Music (05/31/2015-06/02/2015)
  • Running Time: 31 min. 3 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque

>Pekiel, Bartlomiej : Magnum nomen Domini, for chorus
  • Performers: Maciej Gocman; Tomás Král; Matthew Venner
  • Conductor: Andrzej Kosendiak
  • Notes: The Red Hall of the Witold Lutoslawski National Forum of Music (05/31/2015-06/02/2015)
  • Running Time: 1 min. 24 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque

>Pekiel, Bartlomiej : Resonet in laudibus, for chorus
  • Performers: Maciej Gocman; Tomás Král; Matthew Venner
  • Conductor: Andrzej Kosendiak
  • Notes: The Red Hall of the Witold Lutoslawski National Forum of Music (05/31/2015-06/02/2015)
  • Running Time: 1 min. 21 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque