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Ensemble Plus Ultra - From Spain to Eternity: The Sacred Polyphony of El Greco's Toledo (2014) [HDTracks]

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Ensemble Plus Ultra - From Spain to Eternity: The Sacred Polyphony of El Greco's Toledo (2014) [HDTracks]
Artist: Ensemble Plus Ultra
Title Of Album: From Spain to Eternity: The Sacred Polyphony of El Greco's Toledo
Year Of Release: 2014
Label (Catalog#): Deutsche Grammophon, Archiv Produktion
Country: International
Genre: Classical, Vocal
Quality: FLAC (*tracks, d.booklet)
Bitrate: Lossless [24Bit/96kHz]
Time: 01:10:32
Full Size: 1,24 GB

Recorded: January 2014 at Ascot Priory Church, United Kingdom.

In 2011 DG released a spectacular 10-CD anthology on Archiv Produktion with Ensemble Plus Ultra (EPU), “the finest British early music singers” (Early Music Today), commemorating the 400th anniversary of Tomas de Victoria’s death. This box sold about 6.100 units worldwide and won a Gramophone award.
Now the award winning ensemble is back with a major recording project to mark the 400th anniversary of the death of El Greco in 2014 – composers including Cristobal de Morales, Alonso Lobo and Alonso de Tejeda were prolific in Toledo during the 37 years El Greco lived and worked there, and much of this music certainly inspired his painting.
Morales is THE Spanish composer of the Renaissance. Morales – Kapellmeister at the cathedral in Toledo, but also in Italian cities – is generally considered to be the most influential Spanish composer before Victoria. Almost all of his music is sacred, and all of it is vocal.
Pieces by Lobo and Tejeda make a wonderful conclusion to the disc – all in all a varied program, and encompassing three composers from Toledo during the time of El Greco.


Alonso Lobo (1555 - 1617)
1. Versa est in luctum 5:16

Crist?bal de Morales (1500 - 1553)
2. Clamabat autem mulier Chananea 3:37

Francisco Guerrero (1528 - 1599)
3. Prudentes virgines 4:48

Alonso Lobo (1555 - 1617)
Missa "Prudentes virgines" a 5
4. Kyrie 3:45
5. Gloria 5:34
6. Credo 7:45
7. Sanctus 3:26
8. Benedictus 2:38
9. Agnus Dei 6:08

Crist?bal de Morales (1500 - 1553)
10. Quanti mercenarii 5:24

Alonso de Tejeda (1540 - 1628)
11. Rex autem David 4:40

Crist?bal de Morales (1500 - 1553)
12. Expandit Sion manus suas 10:33

Alonso de Tejeda (1540 - 1628)
13. Miserere mei, Deus 3:36

Alonso Lobo (1555 - 1617)
14. Ave regina coelorum 3:27

Grace Davidson, Julie Cooper soprano
Clare Wilkinson mezzo-soprano
David Martin countertenor
William Balkwill, Simon Wall tenor
Robert Evans baritone
Jimmy Holliday bass

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