Passion & Resurrection: Music inspired by Holy Week
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Passion & Resurrection: Music inspired by Holy Week

5 Nov 2012

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  Song Title Artist
Woefully arrayed Stile Antico
Hosanna to the Son of David Stile Antico
O sacrum convivium Stile Antico
In monte oliveti Stile Antico
O crux ave Stile Antico
O vos omnes Stile Antico
Woefully arrayed Stile Antico
Dum transisset Stile Antico
Maria Magdalene Stile Antico
In resurrectione tua Stile Antico
Surrexit pastor bonus Stile Antico
I am the Resurrection and the Life David Wulstan and Stile Antico
Congratulamini mihi Martin Ham and Stile Antico

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  • Label: harmonia mundi
  • Copyright: (c) 2012 harmoniamundi usa
  • Total Length: 1:11:06
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 3,865 in MP3 Albums (See Top 100 in MP3 Albums)

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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Another Great SACD performance from Stile Antico 18 Mar 2013
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I have all of Stile Antico SACD releases on Harmonia Mundi. This one, like the others does not disappoint in terms of the beauty of the music, from a wonderful performance, brought to life through the medium of the SACD Surround sound. The CD stereo version, as ever sounds flat when compared to the openness of the surround sound version. The quality of the sound is superb. The music is glorious and is a superb reflection for the Eastertide period. The only piece that really 'jars' with me is Track 7, the modern setting by John McCabe, I have to skip over this whenever I play the disc (I don't do that at all with any other of Stile Antico's discs). I am sure this piece has merits but regretfully not anything that I can appreciate. The music from the tracks before and after just flow and carry you off to other places, but the McCabe piece just makes me feel uncomfortable, I just can't listen to it, try as I might, it feels as though it just does not belong. That said, this is a disc to be highly recommended. Thanks HM for releasing this as an SACD and supporting a format which means we can enjoy the music and the performance at its best!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Fine Renaissance Easter collection 20 Jan 2013
By Stephen Midgley TOP 500 REVIEWER
Format:Audio CD
This is a lovely collection of Renaissance motets for Holy Week by English, Spanish and Franco-Flemish composers, with one modern inclusion. They are performed by the dozen young voices of the British early music ensemble Stile Antico. Every one of the pieces, arranged in an appropriate sequence progressing through Easter week and Resurrection, is of very high quality, as befits music inspired by such momentous and moving events.

The programme opens with William Cornysh's striking 'Woefully arrayed', to a text attributed to his contemporary John Skelton consisting of the imagined words and feelings of Christ on the cross. It's a vividly expressive piece, and in well-judged contrast it's followed by the uplifting Gibbons motet 'Hosanna to the Son of David'. Of the many other fine works here, my own favourites include Orlande de Lassus' 'In monte Oliveti' (track 4), in which the great Fleming demonstrates to perfection his absolute mastery of polyphony in the service of profound textual expression.

After the modern setting of 'Woefully arrayed' (7) by John McCabe (b. 1939), the mood turns more optimistic in the Resurrection pieces. John Taverner's 'Dum transisset' (8) is another glorious work, appropriately seeming to transport the listener heavenward with its almost equally beautiful text from St. Mark's gospel. Francisco Guerrero's 'Maria Magdalene', again, is truly lovely, its soaring opening motif followed by a series of bell-like descending phrases. If you are captivated by this motet, as I am, you'll surely appreciate fellow Spaniard Alonso Lobo's inspired parody mass based on Guerrero's piece Lobo - Missa Maria Magdalene.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Beautiful. 2 Jan 2014
By Alan
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I still not quite sure how I found this group and the stunning early music they sing. If I have any criticism it is certainly not with the music or its performance but that I could only obtain it as an mp3 and not own the disc only being available in the now almost obsolete Hybrid SACD.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Great ensemble, beautiful sound 9 Sep 2013
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We love Stile Antico and have heard them live several times. they have a purity of sound and clearly love what they are doing. They don't disappoint.
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