Le Concert Spirituel - Hervé Niquet Orazio Benevolo : Missa si Deus pro nobis - Magnificat

Orazio Benevolo : Missa si Deus pro nobis - Magnificat

Le Concert Spirituel - Hervé Niquet

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Released on May 25, 2018 by Alpha

Main artist: Hervé Niquet

Genre: Classical > Sacred Vocal Music > Masses, Passions, Requiems

Distinctions: Diapason d'or (July 2018) - Gramophone Editor's Choice (August 2018)

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Album : 1 disk - 15 tracks Total length : 01:03:41

    Aeterna Christi munera (Saint Ambrose)
  1. 1 Aeterna Christi munera et martyrum victorias

    Le Concert Spirituel - Hervé Niquet, Conductor - Saint Ambrose (c.340-397), Composer

  2. Cantate Domino, SV 293 (Claudio Monteverdi)
  3. 2 Cantate Domino, SV 293

    Le Concert Spirituel - Hervé Niquet, Conductor - Claudio Monteverdi, Composer

  4. Missa si Deus pro nobis, a 16 voci (Orazio Benevolo)
  5. 3 I. Kyrie eleison

    Le Concert Spirituel - Hervé Niquet, Conductor - Orazio Benevolo (1605-1672), Composer

  6. 4 II. Christe eleison

    Le Concert Spirituel - Hervé Niquet, Conductor - Orazio Benevolo, Composer

  7. 5 III. Kyrie eleison II

    Le Concert Spirituel - Hervé Niquet, Conductor - Orazio Benevolo, Composer

  8. Mottetorum I (Pierluigi da Palestrina)
  9. 6 Beata es, virgo Maria

    Le Concert Spirituel - Hervé Niquet, Conductor - Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina, Composer

  10. Missa si Deus pro nobis, a 16 voci (Orazio Benevolo)
  11. 7 IV. Gloria

    Le Concert Spirituel - Hervé Niquet, Conductor - Orazio Benevolo, Composer

  12. Ne avertas faciem tuam a puero tuo (Anonyme)
  13. 8 Ne avertas faciem tuam a puero tuo

    Lucia Nigohossian, Alto (Soloist, Concert Spirituel) - Anonymous, Composer

  14. Missa si Deus pro nobis, a 16 voci (Orazio Benevolo)
  15. 9 V. Credo

    Le Concert Spirituel - Hervé Niquet, Conductor - Orazio Benevolo, Composer

  16. Canzon vigesimanona, F 8.54 (Girolamo Frescobaldi)
  17. 10 Canzon vigesimanona, F 8.54

    Le Concert Spirituel - Hervé Niquet, Conductor - Girolamo Frescobaldi, Composer

  18. Missa si Deus pro nobis, a 16 voci (Orazio Benevolo)
  19. 11 VI. Sanctus

    Le Concert Spirituel - Hervé Niquet, Conductor - Orazio Benevolo, Composer

  20. Benedictus qui venit in nomine domini (Anonyme)
  21. 12 Benedictus qui venit in nomine domini

    Anonymous, Composer - Benoît Descamps, Bass (Soloist, Concert Spirituel)

  22. Regna terrae (Orazio Benevolo)
  23. 13 Regna terrae

    Le Concert Spirituel - Hervé Niquet, Conductor - Orazio Benevolo, Composer

  24. Missa si Deus pro nobis, a 16 voci
  25. 14 VII. Agnus Dei

    Le Concert Spirituel - Hervé Niquet, Conductor - Orazio Benevolo, Composer

  26. Magnificat a 16 voci
  27. 15 Magnificat a 16 voci

    Le Concert Spirituel - Hervé Niquet, Conductor - Orazio Benevolo, Composer Copyright : Alpha Classics / Outhere Music France

About

In the 17th century, Roman churches were competing to put on the greatest show to celebrate their patron saints. On these occasions, extraordinary services were performed, where many different artists would be brought together, singers and instrumentalists alike, alongside ordinary musicians, for sumptuous pieces performed by several vocal and instrumental choirs. One contemporary description gives an idea of the scale: ten choirs and ensembles played together, two on fixed stages, and eight others distributed symmetrically right along the nave, on platforms built for the occasion. Every additional stage was provided with a positive organ, while many other instruments added to the sonic splendour. So that all the musicians could play well together in spite of the distance, "capi di coro” or time-keeping drummers, would play in unison. Orazio Benevolo (1605-1672) was one of the most remarkable architects of these extravagant, multi-choral monuments. Benevolo was a choirboy at the Church of St. Louis of the French in Rome before he entered the upper echelons by taking the job of Chapel Master in 1638. The composer has left behind him an abundant set of works, containing no fewer than 34 motets for a range of players, including Regna terrae, written for twelve soprano parts distributed across six vocal choirs, each with its own basso continuo. We are also indebted to him for twelve versions of the Magnificat, for between eight and 24 voices, including one for 16 voices, in quadruple choir, which appears here. Hervé Niquet and his Concert Spirituel have made use of the ample acoustics in the Notre-Dame-du-Liban church in Paris, perfectly structured to hold several choirs distributed across the building, to create the sensations of immersion and spatial plenitude that the composer aimed for. © SM/Qobuz

Details of original recording:

Recorded February 2018 in Eglise Notre Dame du Liban, Paris (France)

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