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Peerson: Latin Motets / Skidmore, Ex Cathedra Consort

Album Summary

>Peerson, Martin : Deus omnipotens
>Peerson, Martin : Redemptor mundi, psalm-tune harmonization
>Peerson, Martin : Pater fili paraclete
>Peerson, Martin : Levavi oculos meos in montes
>Peerson, Martin : Ecce non dormitabit
>Peerson, Martin : Mulieres sedentes
>Peerson, Martin : Christus factus est
>Peerson, Martin : Hora nona dominus Jesus
>Peerson, Martin : Latus eius lancea miles perforavit
>Peerson, Martin : O rex gloriae
>Peerson, Martin : Quid vobis videtur de Christo
>Peerson, Martin : O domine Jesu Christe
>Peerson, Martin : Laboravi in gemitu meo
>Peerson, Martin : Nolite fieri sicut equus et mulus
>Peerson, Martin : Multa flagella peccatoris
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Notes & Reviews:

"The ensemble for Peerson is small, with straight-toned female sopranos and altos. The effect is very much of a vocal chamber ensemble, not a church choir, and I think that is appropriate. The performances are shapely and expressive, leaving nothing to be desired in technical polish. Connoisseurs will rejoice to have this rare music brought to life for all to hear." - Gatens, American Record Guide

'The performances are shapely and expressive, leaving nothing to be desired in technical polish. Connoisseurs will rejoice to have this rare music brought to life for all to hear' (American Record Guide)

'Jeffrey Skidmore's reading pushes the unique structure of Peerson's paragraphs into the foreground: large-scale dynamic contouring, leisurely tempos and subtle shifts in balance create a spacious framework in which the composer's large structures emerge. The Ex Cathedra Consort triumphs beautifully over the vocal challenges of this music with its pellucid upper voices, restrained yet robust basses, and attention to textual detail ... this reconstruction of Peerson, enhanced by excellent sound engineering, manages to reveal a master at work' (BBC Music Magazine)

'this recording is definitely worth listening to. It affords us what we may assume is a good overview of the works of a skilled composer, who clearly absorbed a range of influences but was not afraid to put his own personal mark on his music, and as such is an uncommon treat' (International Record Review)

'For all their comparative youthfulness, these are mature voices in the ECC, complemented by agile and well-controlled technique. As is typical with Skidmore-directed performances, the Latin is shaded with pronunciation coloured with the country's local accent ... just one example of these performers' thoughtful preparation and response' (Birmingham Post)

'This recording is one of the most exciting discs of Renaissance sacred music to have appeared in recent years ... These fine motets show that he was a highly accomplished composer of choral polyphony with a strongly individual flavour, which uses imaginatively understated means to pack a considerable emotional punch' (The Daily Telegraph)

'Tuning, balance, and ensemble are all excellent, and Peerson's often complex, even convoluted polyphony emerges with a commendable clarity that is a tribute to both director and singers. Add to that Hyperion's customary outstanding engineering, and you have a splendid disc of unusual repertoire that fully deserves widespread attention and success' (Fanfare, USA)



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>Peerson, Martin : Deus omnipotens
  • Conductor: Jeffrey Skidmore
  • Notes: St. Paul's Church, New Southgate, London, England (01/29/2004-01/31/2004)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 33 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque

>Peerson, Martin : Redemptor mundi, psalm-tune harmonization
  • Conductor: Jeffrey Skidmore
  • Notes: St. Paul's Church, New Southgate, London, England (01/29/2004-01/31/2004)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 59 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: 1621

>Peerson, Martin : Pater fili paraclete
  • Conductor: Jeffrey Skidmore
  • Notes: St. Paul's Church, New Southgate, London, England (01/29/2004-01/31/2004)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 36 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque

>Peerson, Martin : Levavi oculos meos in montes
  • Conductor: Jeffrey Skidmore
  • Notes: St. Paul's Church, New Southgate, London, England (01/29/2004-01/31/2004)
  • Running Time: 5 min. 39 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque

>Peerson, Martin : Ecce non dormitabit
  • Conductor: Jeffrey Skidmore
  • Notes: St. Paul's Church, New Southgate, London, England (01/29/2004-01/31/2004)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 5 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque

>Peerson, Martin : Mulieres sedentes
  • Conductor: Jeffrey Skidmore
  • Notes: St. Paul's Church, New Southgate, London, England (01/29/2004-01/31/2004)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 8 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque

>Peerson, Martin : Christus factus est
  • Conductor: Jeffrey Skidmore
  • Notes: St. Paul's Church, New Southgate, London, England (01/29/2004-01/31/2004)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 33 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque

>Peerson, Martin : Hora nona dominus Jesus
  • Conductor: Jeffrey Skidmore
  • Notes: St. Paul's Church, New Southgate, London, England (01/29/2004-01/31/2004)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 21 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque

>Peerson, Martin : Latus eius lancea miles perforavit
  • Conductor: Jeffrey Skidmore
  • Notes: St. Paul's Church, New Southgate, London, England (01/29/2004-01/31/2004)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 23 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque

>Peerson, Martin : O rex gloriae
  • Conductor: Jeffrey Skidmore
  • Notes: St. Paul's Church, New Southgate, London, England (01/29/2004-01/31/2004)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 45 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque

>Peerson, Martin : Quid vobis videtur de Christo
  • Conductor: Jeffrey Skidmore
  • Notes: St. Paul's Church, New Southgate, London, England (01/29/2004-01/31/2004)
  • Running Time: 6 min. 6 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque

>Peerson, Martin : O domine Jesu Christe
  • Conductor: Jeffrey Skidmore
  • Notes: St. Paul's Church, New Southgate, London, England (01/29/2004-01/31/2004)
  • Running Time: 6 min. sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque

>Peerson, Martin : Laboravi in gemitu meo
  • Conductor: Jeffrey Skidmore
  • Notes: St. Paul's Church, New Southgate, London, England (01/29/2004-01/31/2004)
  • Running Time: 5 min. 31 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque

>Peerson, Martin : Nolite fieri sicut equus et mulus
  • Conductor: Jeffrey Skidmore
  • Notes: St. Paul's Church, New Southgate, London, England (01/29/2004-01/31/2004)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 37 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque

>Peerson, Martin : Multa flagella peccatoris
  • Conductor: Jeffrey Skidmore
  • Notes: St. Paul's Church, New Southgate, London, England (01/29/2004-01/31/2004)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 9 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque