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  HMU 807489
  Song of Songs - Stile Antico
  Clemens non Papa: Ego flos campi
Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina [1525-1594]: Osculetur me; Nigra sum
Plainchant: Antiphon "Cum esset rex"; Antiphon "Nigra sum"; Alleluia "Tota pulchra es"; Antiphon "Laeva eius"; Antiphon "Speciosa facta es"; Antiphon "Iam hiems transiit"
Francisco Guerrero [1529-1599]: Surge, propera amica mea; Ego flos campi; Trahe me post te
Nicolas Gombert [1495-1560]: Quam pulchra es
Orlande de Lassus [1532-1594]: Veni, dilecte mi
Tomás Luis de Victoria [1548-1611]: Vadam et circuibo; Vidi speciosam
Jean Lhéritier [c. 1480-after 1552]: Nigra sum
Rodrigo de Ceballos [c.1530-1581]: Hortus conclusus
Sebastian de Vivanco [1551-1622]: Veni, dilecte mi

Stile Antico
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  Classical - Vocal
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Review by JJ August 8, 2009 (3 of 4 found this review helpful)
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Dedicated to the well-known Song of Songs, this recording seeks to testify to the multi-faceted inspiration this sacred text offered to numerous composers from the 16th and 17th centuries. We thus here find Jacob Clemens non Papa, Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina, Francisco Guerrero, Nicolas Gombert, Orlando de Lassus, Tomas Luis de Victoria, Jean Lhéritier, Rodrigo de Ceballos, and Sebastian de Vivanco. The group Stile Antico, composed of the sopranos Helen Ashby, Kate Ashby, Rebecca Hickey, the altos Emma Ashby, Elenor Harries, Carris Jones, the tenors Peter Asprey, Andrew Griffiths, Tom Herford, and the basses Will Dawes, Oliver Hunt and Mathew O’Donovan, give us as much pleasure as in their earlier SACD devoted to Tallis, Byrd, Sheppard (Music for Compline) (see Opus HD Magazine N°22). The beauty of the tonal mix here present is captivating from beginning to end, and the musical discourse seems to unfurl in a single and singular inspiration. Each piece performed possesses its own expressive palette that the beaming ardor of Stile Antico transcends with both passion and serenity. Here is truly a great moment of poetic music.

Jean-Jacques Millo
Translation Lawrence Schulman

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Works: 10  

Jacobus Clemens - Ego flos campi
Nicolas Gombert - Quam pulchra es
Francisco Guerrero - Ego flos campi
Francisco Guerrero - Surge, propera amica mea
Francisco Guerrero - Trahe me post te
Orlandus Lassus - Veni, dilecte mi
Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina - Nigra sum
Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina - Osculetur me
Tomas Luis de Victoria - Vadam et circuibo
Tomas Luis de Victoria - Vidi speciosam