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Sheppard: Media Vita (Stile Antico) Hybrid SACD, SACD

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Stile Antico is an ensemble of young British singers, now established as one of the most original and exciting new voices in its field. Much in demand in concert, the group performs regularly throughout Europe and North America. Their recordings on the Harmonia Mundi label have enjoyed great success, receiving the Diapason d’Or de l'année, the Preis der deutschen ... Read more in Amazon's Stile Antico Store

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  • Conductor: N/a
  • Composer: John Sheppard
  • Audio CD (11 Jan. 2010)
  • Please Note: Requires SACD-compatible hardware
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Hybrid SACD, SACD
  • Label: Harmonia Mundi
  • ASIN: B002XG8KAG
  • Other Editions: MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 10,411 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. Gaude, Gaude, Gaude Maria
2. The Lord's Prayer
3. I Give You a New Commandment
4. Media Vita
5. Christ Rising Again
6. Haste Thee, Oh God
7. Te Deum

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19 of 19 people found the following review helpful By Robbie Red on 24 Jan. 2010
Format: Audio CD
I have been a listener of sacred choral music of this period for over 25 years (was the special study area for Music A Level all those years ago); most of my collection is build around recording established artists such as The Sixteen or the Oxford Camerata and through composers such as Byrd, Tallis and Tavener. I got this CD yesterday on an off chance and it has not left the machine! The music itself is powerful, particularly, of course, the central title piece. What elevates this to the sublime is the recording and the ensemble. The clarity of SACD shines through; likewise the vocal confidence of this group is a revelation. There is a working definition of what is 'spiritual' in education of developing a sense of awe and wonder. Regardless of any religious belief, this CD is a work of true awe and wonder. Well done, Stile Antico.
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11 of 11 people found the following review helpful By Sid Nuncius HALL OF FAMETOP 10 REVIEWER on 13 Jun. 2010
Format: Audio CD
This is Stile Antco's fourth disc and it is possibly their loveliest to date, which is really saying something. Sheppard was active in England the first half of the 16th Century and this is a collection representing the different styles of his music during the colossal religious upheavals of the time. There are four small, relatively simple settings of English texts for Protestant worship and three large-scale settings of Latin texts for the Catholic liturgy, including the colossal, sublime Media Vita. It is wonderful music, full of the sonorities and ethereal high-treble sound of the Tudor period - very beautiful and truly affecting - and Stile Antico do it proud.

Their singing is outstanding with impeccable intonation, a lovely balance and blend of voices and wonderful fluency of line. They have a fine understanding of the relationship between text and music but never resort to intrusive rhetorical flourishes, making the whole performance a complete pleasure. I have owned and loved the Tallis Scholars magnificent performance of Media Vita for twenty years now, and I think this one compares extremely well. It is slower, at a lower pitch and with a more resonant acoustic, which makes the individual lines rather less distinct and doesn't give the real thrilling brilliance of the Tallis Scholars high treble part, but the overall sound is wonderfully rich and full and Stile Antico's performance has immense emotional power. I love it.

The other pieces on this disc were new to me and a revelation. They are fabulously beautiful and again wonderfully performed - particularly the Te Deum, which I thought was stunning. The recorded sound by Harmonia Mundi is excellent, the notes very good and the presentation is extremely attractive. It's a marvellous disc all round and very warmly recommended.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By T. Allen on 4 Feb. 2011
Format: Audio CD
I have been listening to Tudor choral music since 1981. In all those years I have never been so bowled over by a disc. The intensity of performance, the intelligence of approach and the sheer beauty of sound have never, to my ears, been bettered. An ensemble to rate with the very very best.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Stefan Chomsky on 30 Oct. 2010
Format: Audio CD
The incredible way that Stile Antico blend their voices has no equal. The lower parts of Sheppard's Media Vita soothe like a sea shore while the higher parts soar like pure white birds to create the picture of a vast and beautiful landscape in a world of the spirit.
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