Christoph Strauss

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COMPOSERS: Christoph Strauss
LABELS: Harmonia Mundi Schola Cantorum Basiliensis Documenta
WORKS: Missa Maria concertata a 9; Motets
PERFORMER: Concerto Palatino/Bruce Dickey, Charles Toet
CATALOGUE NO: HMC 905243
This early Baroque Viennese Strauss was strongly influenced by Gabrieli. Cornetti and trombones create gloriously rich if somewhat uniform textures, with solo voices doubling selected lines. Remarkable word-painting includes an uplifting doxology, an agonisingly chromatic ‘crucifixus’. A delightful disc to sample. George Pratt

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