Palestrina: Missa Papae Marcelli; Four Motets

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COMPOSERS: Palestrina
LABELS: ASV
WORKS: Missa Papae Marcelli; Four Motets
PERFORMER: Pro Cantione Antiqua/Bruno Turner
CATALOGUE NO: CDQS 6086 ADD (1978)
Palestrina’s most famous mass and a group of four motets are performed on this disc by a quintet of male voices. This makes for unusually intense and highly coloured performances, very unlike the ethereal choral sound usually associated with this music. The effect is enhanced by a surprisingly close recording which makes the consonants crystal clear. Highly recommended. Ivan Hewett

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