A fascinating concert exploring works written for the Papal Chapel.
Felice Anerio displays a fluid mastery of the Roman style of composition, and some of his surviving settings are shown to advantage here, in particular his glorious twelve-part setting of Stabat Mater, more ambitious and possibly more beautiful than those by Palestrina and Lassus. Gregorio Allegri is famous for his Miserere and this performance showcases a new version, which aims to portray the evolution of this magnificent work.
Harry Christophers conductor
Plainsong Decora Lux Aeternitatis Auream
Allegri Kyrie from Missa Che Fa Oggi Il Mio Sole
Palestrina Gloria from Missa Papae Marcelli
Anerio Magnificat a 8
Marenzio Che Fa Oggi Il Mio Sole
Allegri Sanctus and Benedictus from Missa Che Fa Oggi Il Mio Sole
Anerio Ave Regina Caelorum a8
Anerio Stabat Mater a12
Allegri Christus Resurgens Ex Mortuis
Plainsong Assumpta Est Maria (Antiphon for 2nd Vespers)
Palestrina Assumpta Est Maria