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Great European Choral Works / The Sixteen

Audio Samples

>Handel, George Frideric : Dixit Dominus
>Monteverdi, Claudio : Beatus vir
>Palestrina, Giovanni : Assumpta est Maria
>Victoria, Tomas L. de : Gaude, Maria virgo, motet for 5 voices
>Buxtehude, Dietrich : Membra Jesu nostri
>     Ad pedes
>     Ad pedes
>     Ad pedes
>     Ad pedes
>     Ad pedes
>     Ad pedes
>Lassus, Orlando de : Timor et tremor
>Brahms, Johannes : German Requiem, Op. 45
>     Selig sind, die da Leid tragen
>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Vesperae solennes de Confessore
>     Laudate Dominum
>Martin, Frank : Mass for Double Choir
>     Sanctus
>     Benedictus
>Poulenc, Francis : Sept Repons des Tenebres
>     Judas, mercator pessimus
>Fauré, Gabriel : Requiem
>     Agnus Dei
>Schütz, Heinrich : Herr nun lassest du deinen Diener/Selig sind die Toten, for double chorus & continuo ("Canticum B. S
>Teixeira, António : Te Deum
>     Te gloriosus Apostolorum
>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Cantata 34
>     Chorus. O ewiges Feuer, O Ursprung der Liebe

Album Summary

>Handel, George Frideric : Dixit Dominus
>Monteverdi, Claudio : Beatus vir
>Palestrina, Giovanni : Assumpta est Maria
>Victoria, Tomas L. de : Gaude, Maria virgo, motet for 5 voices
>Buxtehude, Dietrich : Membra Jesu nostri
>Lassus, Orlando de : Timor et tremor
>Brahms, Johannes : German Requiem, Op. 45
>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Vesperae solennes de Confessore
>Martin, Frank : Mass for Double Choir
>Poulenc, Francis : Sept Repons des Tenebres
>Fauré, Gabriel : Requiem
>Schütz, Heinrich : Herr nun lassest du deinen Diener/Selig sind die Toten, for double chorus & continuo ("Canticum B. S
>Teixeira, António : Te Deum
>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Cantata 34
Performers Conductor Ensemble Composers

Notes & Reviews:

Since they were founded in 1979, Harry Christophers and The Sixteen have recorded over 100 discs of choral music spanning 600 years. On this new collection, CORO presents a selection of their most celebrated recordings by composers across Europe, featuring music from over a dozen composers representing 10 countries.

Gramophone
One of the finest choirs of our day.

BBC Music Magazine
Outstanding...astonishing stylistic and expressive range.

This disc features music from over a dozen composers representing ten countries from Palestrina's Assumpta est Maria and Monteverdi's Beatus Vir to excerpts from Poulenc's Sept Répons des Ténèbrae and Frank Martin's Mass for Double Choir. This disc provides a superb collection of works from some of Europe's most celebrated composers and, alongside the first disc in this set, Great British Choral Works, is the perfect introduction to The Sixteen's wonderful music.

The ensemble added an orchestral component (first called the Orchestra of the Sixteen and later the Symphony of Harmony and Invention) to expand its repertory into Baroque; the two groups collaborated on a series of operas of Monteverdi, operas of Purcell, several oratorios of Handel, and major works of J.S. Bach. The group founded its own record label, CORO, in 2001, and released over 90 albums in its first two decades. In 2009, Classic Gramophone FM named The Sixteen "Artist of the Year."



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Works Details

>Handel, George Frideric : Dixit Dominus
  • Performers: Elin Thomas (Soprano); Mark Dobell (Tenor)
  • Conductor: Harry Christophers
  • Ensemble: The Sixteen (Choir)
  • Notes: Composition written: 1707.
  • Running Time: 5 min. 16 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: 1707

>Monteverdi, Claudio : Beatus vir
  • Performers: Elin Thomas (Soprano); Joseph Cornwell (Tenor); Julian Stocker (Tenor); Grace Davidson (Soprano); Rob Macdonald
  • Conductor: Harry Christophers
  • Ensemble: The Sixteen (Choir)
  • Running Time: 7 min. 56 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Choral
  • Written: circa 1630

>Palestrina, Giovanni : Assumpta est Maria
  • Conductor: Harry Christophers
  • Ensemble: The Sixteen (Choir)
  • Running Time: 6 min. 21 sec.
  • Period Time: Renaissance
  • Written: 1593

>Tomás Luis de Victoria (Composer) (circa 1548 - 1611) : Gaude, Maria virgo, motet for 5 voices
  • Conductor: Harry Christophers
  • Ensemble: The Sixteen (Choir)
  • Running Time: 1 min. 51 sec.
  • Period Time: Renaissance

>Buxtehude, Dietrich : Membra Jesu nostri :: Ad pedes
  • Conductor: Harry Christophers
  • Ensemble: The Sixteen (Choir)
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: 1680

>Buxtehude, Dietrich : Membra Jesu nostri :: Ad pedes
  • Conductor: Harry Christophers
  • Ensemble: The Sixteen (Choir)
  • Running Time: 1 min. 9 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: 1680

>Buxtehude, Dietrich : Membra Jesu nostri :: Ad pedes
  • Conductor: Harry Christophers
  • Ensemble: The Sixteen (Choir)
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: 1680

>Buxtehude, Dietrich : Membra Jesu nostri :: Ad pedes
  • Performer: Carolyn Sampson (Soprano)
  • Conductor: Harry Christophers
  • Ensemble: The Sixteen (Choir)
  • Running Time: 1 min. 23 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: 1680

>Buxtehude, Dietrich : Membra Jesu nostri :: Ad pedes
  • Performer: Simon Birchall
  • Conductor: Harry Christophers
  • Ensemble: The Sixteen (Choir)
  • Running Time: 1 min. 26 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: 1680

>Buxtehude, Dietrich : Membra Jesu nostri :: Ad pedes
  • Conductor: Harry Christophers
  • Ensemble: The Sixteen (Choir)
  • Running Time: 1 min. 20 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: 1680

>Lassus, Orlando de : Timor et tremor
  • Conductor: Harry Christophers
  • Ensemble: The Sixteen (Choir)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 39 sec.
  • Period Time: Renaissance
  • Form: Choral

>Brahms, Johannes : German Requiem, Op. 45 :: Selig sind, die da Leid tragen
  • Conductor: Harry Christophers
  • Ensemble: The Sixteen (Choir)
  • Running Time: 9 min. 46 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Choral
  • Written: 1857-1868

>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Vesperae solennes de Confessore :: Laudate Dominum
  • Performer: Elin Thomas (Soprano)
  • Conductor: Harry Christophers
  • Ensemble: The Sixteen (Choir)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 58 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Written: 1780

>Martin, Frank : Mass for Double Choir :: Sanctus
  • Conductor: Harry Christophers
  • Ensemble: The Sixteen (Choir)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 11 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Choral
  • Written: 1922-1926

>Martin, Frank : Mass for Double Choir :: Benedictus
  • Conductor: Harry Christophers
  • Ensemble: The Sixteen (Choir)
  • Running Time: 1 min. 16 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Choral
  • Written: 1922-1926

>Poulenc, Francis : Sept Répons des Ténèbres :: Judas, mercator pessimus
  • Conductor: Harry Christophers
  • Ensemble: The Sixteen (Choir)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 33 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1961-1962

>Gabriel Fauré (1845 - 1924) : Requiem :: Agnus Dei
  • Conductor: Harry Christophers
  • Ensemble: The Sixteen (Choir)
  • Running Time: 5 min. 11 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Choral
  • Written: 1887-1900

>Heinrich Schütz (Composer) (1585 - 1672) : Herr nun lässest du deinen Diener/Selig sind die Toten, for double chorus & continuo ("Canticum B. S
  • Performers: Libby Crabtree (Soprano); Robert Evans (Bass-Baritone); Carolyn Sampson (Soprano); Ruth Dean (Soprano); Simon Birchall; Sally Dunkley (Soprano); Lisa Beckley (Soprano); Tim Jones (Voice); Rebecca Outram (Soprano)
  • Conductor: Harry Christophers
  • Ensemble: The Sixteen (Choir)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 26 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Choral

>António Teixeira (1707 - 1759) : Te Deum :: Te gloriosus Apostolorum
  • Conductor: Harry Christophers
  • Ensemble: The Sixteen (Choir)
  • Running Time: 5 min. 19 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Choral

>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Cantata 34 :: Chorus. O ewiges Feuer, O Ursprung der Liebe
  • Conductor: Harry Christophers
  • Ensemble: The Sixteen (Choir)
  • Running Time: 7 min. 21 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Cantata/Oratorio
  • Written: 1746-1747